Wellington United Juniors
Welcome to Wellington United Juniors, the friendly, family club based out of Newtown Park. We offer both mixed football on Saturday morning and girls only on Sundays. We draw players mainly from Clyde Quay, Kilbirne, Newtown, Houghton Valley, Hataitai, Roseneath, Lyall Bay, EBIS and SWIS schools, but others travel from far and wide to wear the orange and blue of Wellington United.
Age Grades 2019
Grades by birth year are shown below for the 2019 season:
Born in - 2013/2014 Grade First Kicks
Born in - 2012 Grade 7
Born in - 2011 Grade 8
Born in - 2010 Grade 9
Born in - 2009 Grade 10
Born in - 2008 Grade 11
Born in - 2007 Grade 12
Born in - 2006 Grade 13
Born in - 2005 Grade 14
All players are to play within their own age grade.
- Girls may choose to play a grade younger in the mixed Saturday league, or play in a Girls Only Sunday League (GOSL), or both! Girls playing both Saturday and Sunday pay an extra registration fee because the council ground fees and other administrative charges are paid for both leagues.
First Kicks is a skills training, games, fun, player development programme that runs at Newtown Park on Saturday mornings 8:30am - 9:30am. Players enjoy 4 fun-packed training drills called Station Rotation then the squad of ten players is split up to play short games of 4 or 5 aside, on small fields with no goalkeepers and modified rules. Appropriate shoes/boots, clothing, drink bottles recommended. Shin pads are compulsory.
Fun Football programme is based at Newtown Park on Saturdays. Games are usually played between 9 - 10.30am on Saturday's. On every third weekend a Fun Football Festival day sends teams to play games against other clubs (at numerous venues across Wellington - so games may finish at 11am – controlled by the clubs that hold the festival days). Players are taken through 2 training drills called Station Rotation then play 4 short games of 5 v 5 on small fields, with no goalkeepers and modified rules. Players in Fun Football, also attend one training session during the week (this will be confirmed by your coach).
- First festival weekend for 2018 - tbc.
- Festival days will take place every 3rd week.
- Festival Weekends are played at: Newtown Park. Miramar Park, Wakefield Park & Karori Park.
- Fun Football players attend one training session during the week at Wakefield Park (coaches will confirm training day & time ASAP).
9th to 14th Grade Games
These Grades play on sportsgrounds around Wellington; in general, grounds can get further away as players get older. Listed are some of the venues these grades play at: MacAlister Park, Crawford Green, Vogelmorn Park, Mt Albert Park, Newlands Park, Sinclair Park and Wakefield Park. Players attend one training session during the week at Wakefield Park (coaches will confirm training day & time asap).
Girls Only play at Wakefield Park - Artificial Turf, Island Bay & Te Whaea - Artificial Turf, Hutchison Road, Newtown. Players attend one training session during the week at Wakefield Park. Artificial Turf Guidelines for Use - Please read.
More information on the Girls Only Sunday League can be found on Capital Football's website.
Guille Schiltenwolf (WU Junior Development Officer)
Guille orginally from Buenos Aires, Argentina has extensive Junior coaching experience. He has coached many football teams in Wellington. Guille is looking forward to coaching our younger stars of tomorrow.
Ball duty and fund raising roster - senior game support
A roster will be established for all teams above Grade 9 to take turns at supporting ‘ball duty’ for our senior most Wellington United men’s and women’s teams. When we don't provide ball kids, the club is fined $100. Please note: Ball Kids from Grade 9 upwards. (Must be able to throw (not kick) the ball to the player from the sideline). For more information please go to this page: www.wellingtonunited.org.nz/ball_kids.html