The Objectives of Youth Football

At all times please be encouraging and supportive.
Praise your children and other children, including the opposition.

Above all, our objectives for youth football are above all to:

  • Provide a balance between school, club and/or regional level football
  • Identify talent for higher levels of play
  • Promote player focus on the technical and tactical understanding of football
  • Provide adequate coaching support for all players
  • Provide a safe training and playing environment
  • Promote Three Kings United’s code of conduct for all players

Youth Registration Fees

All Youth Grade fees for the season are $215.00 (this includes a $20 Building Levy which will contribute to the building of our new clubroom).

An Early Payment Discount of $25.00 applies to all Youth payments made by 28th February.

There is also an additional $20 discount available for the 2nd, 3rd or 4th family player if payment is made in full by 28th February.
The Family Discount should only be selected if there are 2, 3 or 4 Junior/Youth players registering, at the same time, from the same family.
DO NOT TAKE THE JUNIOR/YOUTH FAMILY DISCOUNT IF YOU ARE ONLY REGISTERING ONE PLAYER OR FOR THE FIRST PLAYER REGISTERED.
Discounts are subject to an audit and if a discount is incorrectly claimed the correct sub (with an additional administration fee) will be charged.

This season the purchase of a team photograph for Junior and Youth players will be optional.
The $17.50 can be be paid when registering, or at a later date.

An additional Cash Handling Fee of $15.00 maybe be applied to payments NOT made through our on-line credit card system or by direct credit.

Youth Grade Information

The grades in 2017 are calculated based on the year a player was born (not their school year).

Born in 2007 = 10th Grade - Options available: Internal Mixed, External Mixed and Girls Only
Born in 2006 = 11th Grade - Options available: Internal Mixed, External Mixed and Girls Only
Born in 2005 = 12th Grade - Options available: External Mixed and Girls Only
Born in 2004 = 13th Grade - Options available: External Mixed and Girls Only
Born in 2003 = 14th Grade - Options available: External Boys and Girls Only
Born in 2002 = 15th Grade - Options available: External Boys and Girls Only
Born in 2001 = 16th Grade - Options available: External Boys
Born in 2000 = 17th Grade - Options available: External Boys and Girls Only
Born in 1999 = 18th Grade - Options available: External Boys and Girls Only

Click the appropriate tab for more specific Grade information.

Grade Coordinator

To contact the Grade Coordinator, click HERE for details

Season Details

Please remember you are committing to play for the team for the entire season.
As part of a team you maybe required to play:

  • The first or last weekend of the April school holidays
  • Queen’s Birthday weekend
  • The first weekend and possibly the last weekend of the July School Holidays

Except in exceptional circumstances, all games are completed by 31st August 2017.

Parental Involvement

Parent volunteers are required in each team for the following team roles:

  • Coach
  • Manager
  • Referee – required for half of every game
  • Assistant Referee (i.e. linesman)

These roles are not covered by the club and we cannot guarantee someone else in your child’s team will volunteer for these roles.

Coaching advice and coaching courses are offered the club and also by Auckland Football Federation (AFF).
Club Based Referee (CBR) courses are offered annually by the club and the club covers the cost of attending this course.

A roster is sent out weekly to the coach and manager specifying home game net duties and teams are required to put up, take down and store nets and goals after games when required.

Grade Trails

NO trials are required for players opting to play internally, so when registering please select No trial if you are playing for an INTERNAL team.

We will aim to announce teams by 17th March 2017.

Mixed

All players opting to play externally are to attend a trials at Keith Hay Park with the time and date to be confirmed.
The trial will last 2 hours.
Please be prompt and ready to be mustered into teams.
Late attendees make it difficult to properly assess players as we need to keep reorganising groups.
You will need to wear full football gear to trial including shin pads.
Bring a ball, water bottle and snack, and be wearing sunscreen.

Goalkeeper trials will be run at same time as the main 10th grade trials, these are run by a dedicated goalkeeper coach so if you want to be considered as a goalkeeper please come dressed in goalkeeper gear and bring your gloves to the trials.

There will be two further trials and you will be emailed after the first trial WHICH ONE TO ATTEND.

Whist we understand that some players may have other sporting commitments, family events or plans for the trial times published we are unable to change these to suit individual players.

Girls ONLY

All players opting to play externally in GIRLS ONLY teams to attend a trials at Keith Hay Park with the time and date to be confirmed.
There is likely to be ONE further trial.
The trial will last 2 hours.
Please be prompt and ready to be mustered into teams.
Late attendees make it difficult to properly assess players as we need to keep reorganising groups.
You will need to wear full football gear to trial including shin pads.

There are no dedicated Goalkeepers in the 10th grade.
One team (at the discretion of the DOF) may play up in 11th Grade, so if you would like to be considered as a Goalkeeper, if we have this team, please also bring your Goalkeeping gear to the main trial.

Whist we understand that some players may have other sporting commitments, family events or plans for the trial times published we are unable to change these to suit individual players.

10th Grade Playing Options

10th grade players can opt to play internally (Mixed teams ONLY), or can trial to be part of an external (Mixed grade or Girls only) team.
You will need to select an option when enrolling for the 10th and 11th grade for the season.
The format varies depending on the type of team you select.

10th Mixed - Internal

Playing Format: 7 a side
Approximate Field Size: 1/4 of a senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 4
Game Day: Saturday
Game Time: Games usually kick off at 9.00 am or 10.00 am at Keith Hay Park, and are usually played on the south fields
Game Duration: 25 minutes each way and five minutes half time – 55 minute games.
Draws: Draws are published by Thursday on the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 7 v 7 format and we aim for a team size of around 10 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences. Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Other Specifics: Three Kings United administers the games and teams in this grade only play other Internal TKU teams in the 10th and 11th grade.
There are no trials for the Internal teams, players are allocated to teams.
The first 6 or 7 weeks of the season comprises of a 'grading' round, after that the Internal teams are sorted into two leagues.

10th Mixed - External Format

Playing Format: 7 a side
Approximate Field Size: 1/4 of a senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 4
Game Day: Saturday
Game Time: 10th grade usually plays at 10 am, although this can vary and be 9 am or 11 am.
Players usually need to be at the venues approximately 30 minutes before for a warm-up.
Game Duration: 25 minutes each way and five minutes half time – 55 minute games.
Draws: Draws are found on Auckland Football Federation website, follow the link from the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 7 v 7 format and we aim for a team size of around 10 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences. Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Auckland Football Federation's 10th Grade External league is run in a noncompetitive format and will NOT be displaying results or ladders on the Auckland Football Federation website.
There will be no Championship medals issued.
Other Specifics: Depending on the other teams who are in the same division your away games could be as far south as Pukekohe, west out to Waitakere, Bucklands Beach in the east and even Waiheke island.
Game times, fixtures, fields and venues are managed by Auckland Football Federation and as a club we do not have a large input in fixtures.
Cancellations: Cancellations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

10th GIRLS ONLY - External

Playing Format: 7 a side
Approximate Field Size: 1/4 of a senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 4
Game Day: Saturday
Game Time: 10th grade usually plays at 10 am, although this can vary and be 9 am or 11 am.
Players usually need to be at the venues approximately 30 minutes before for a warm-up.
Game Duration: Two 25 minute games EACH week at same venue with no half time.
Draws: Draws are found on Auckland Football Federation website, follow the link from the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 7 v 7 format and we aim for a team size of around 10 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences.
Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Auckland Football Federation's 10th Grade External league is run in a noncompetitive format and will NOT be displaying results or ladders on the AFF website.
There will be no Championship medals issued.
Other Specifics: Teams play in set divisions (Hub 1 being top division down to Hub 4). There will be trials at the beginning of the season to allocate teams.
Game times, fixtures, fields and venues are managed by Auckland Football Federation and as a club we do not have a large input in fixtures.
Cancellations: Cancellations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

Grading and Championship Rounds

The season is split into two sections.
A Grading round and a Championship round.
This purpose of the grading round is to ensure teams of equal ability are playing against each other.
It starts with each club recommending a division for their teams for the grading round.
The grading round will last for approximately seven weeks depending on grade size.
Depending on the results of the games in the Grading Round games (i.e. if a teams wins a wins or loses a good majority of their games), they may well get moved to the next higher or lower division for the subsequent Championship Round.
That way, teams face good even competition.
For Auckland-wide AFF competitions, one week you will play at home against a visiting club team and the next week you will play away at different club somewhere else in Auckland.
10th grade under AFF is however non-competitive and results and ladders will not be posted.

AFF Regulations

The offside rule is NOT played for this age group although discretion is shown if it is blatant or habitual.
To visit the AFF website's Downloads page to view the General Provisions and Grade Specific Regulations, please click HERE.

Fixtures Against Waiheke

The External grades often have teams from Waiheke in some divisions and we have arrangements in place for home and away games.

Home Games: If you're team is hosting Waiheke at home (i.e. at a TKU field) the teams is required to transport the team and its supporters to and from the ferry.
We do this by having your team’s parents pick them up and drop them back at the ferry terminal.
The team manager from Waiheke will contact you and let you know how many players and supporters will need transporting the week before your schedule game.
Away Games: If you are drawn to play Waiheke in an away fixture, the TKU Club Administrator will contact your teams Coach and Manager at least 10 days before your scheduled game.
Special arrangements regarding the purchase tickets for the ferry are in place between TKU and the ferry operator.
Please do not arrange tickets directly with the Waiheke teams if they should contact you and refer them to the TKU Club Administrator.

Grade Coordinator

To contact the a Grade Coordinator, click HERE for details

Season Details

Please remember you are committing to play for the team for the entire season.
As part of a team you maybe required to play:

  • The first or last weekend of the April school holidays
  • Queen’s Birthday weekend
  • The first weekend and possibly the last weekend of the July School Holidays

Except in exceptional circumstances, all games are completed by 31st August 2017.

Parental Involvement

Parent volunteers are required in each team for the following team roles:

  • Coach
  • Manager
  • Referee – required for half of every game
  • Assistant Referee (i.e. linesman)

These roles are not covered by the club and we cannot guarantee someone else in your child’s team will volunteer for these roles.

Coaching advice and coaching courses are offered the club and also by Auckland Football Federation (AFF).
Club Based Referee (CBR) courses are offered annually by the club and the club covers the cost of attending this course.

A roster is sent out weekly to the coach and manager specifying home game net duties and teams are required to put up, take down and store nets and goals after games when required.

Grade Trails

NO trials are required for players opting to play internally, so when registering please select No trial if you are playing for an INTERNAL team.

We will aim to announce teams on 17th March 2017.

Mixed

All players opting to play externally are to attend a trials at Keith Hay Park with the time and date to be confirmed.
The trial will last 2 hours.
Please be prompt and ready to be mustered into teams.
Late attendees make it difficult to properly assess players as we need to keep reorganising groups.
You will need to wear full football gear to trial including shin pads.
Bring a ball, water bottle and snack, and be wearing sunscreen.

Goalkeeper trials will be run at same time as the main 10th grade trials, these are run by a dedicated goalkeeper coach so if you want to be considered as a goalkeeper please come dressed in goalkeeper gear and bring your gloves to the trials.

There will likely be two further trials and you will be emailed after the first trial WHICH ONE TO ATTEND.

Whist we understand that some players may have other sporting commitments, family events or plans for the trial times published we are unable to change these to suit individual players.

Girls ONLY

All players opting to play externally in GIRLS ONLY teams are to attend a trial at Keith Hay Park with the time and date to be confirmed.
There will likely be ONE further trial.
The trial will last 2 hours.
Please be prompt and ready to be mustered into teams.
Late attendees make it difficult to properly assess players as we need to keep reorganising groups.
You will need to wear full football gear to trial including shin pads.

There are no dedicated Goalkeepers in the 10th grade.
One team (at the discretion of the DOF) may play up in 11th Grade, so if you would like to be considered as a Goalkeeper, if we have this team, please also bring your Goalkeeping gear to the main trial.

Whist we understand that some players may have other sporting commitments, family events or plans for the trial times published we are unable to change these to suit individual players.

11th Grade Playing Options

11th grade players can opt to play internally (Mixed teams ONLY), or can trial to be part of an external (Mixed grade or Girls only) team.
You will need to select an option when enrolling for the 10th and 11th grade for the season.
The format varies depending on the type of team you select.

11th Mixed - Internal

Playing Format: 7 a side
Approximate Field Size: 1/4 of a senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 4
Game Day: Saturday
Game Time: Games usually kick off at 9.00 am or 10.00 am at Keith Hay Park, and are usually played on the south fields
Game Duration: 25 minutes each way and five minutes half time – 55 minute games.
Draws: Draws are published by Thursday on the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 7 v 7 format and we aim for a team size of around 10 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences. Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Other Specifics: Three Kings United administers the games and teams in this grade only play other Internal TKU teams in the 10th and 11th grade.
There are no trials for the Internal teams, players are allocated to teams.
The first 6 or 7 weeks of the season comprises of a 'grading' round, after that the Internal teams are sorted into two leagues.

11th Mixed - External Format

Playing Format: 9 a side
Approximate Field Size: 1/2 of a senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 4
Game Day: Saturday
Game Time: 11th grade usually plays at 10 am, although this can vary and be 9 am or 11 am.
Players usually need to be at the venues approximately 30 minutes before for a warm-up.
Game Duration: 25 minutes each way and five minutes half time – 55 minute games.
Draws: Draws are found on Auckland Football Federation website, follow the link from the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 9 v 9 format and we aim for a team size of around 12 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences. Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Auckland Football Federation's 11th Grade External league is run in a non-competitive format and will NOT be displaying results or ladders on the Auckland Football Federation website.
There will be no Championship medals issued.
Other Specifics: Depending on the other teams who are in the same division your away games could be as far south as Pukekohe, west out to Waitakere, Bucklands Beach in the east and even Waiheke Island.
Game times, fixtures, fields and venues are managed by Auckland Football Federation and as a club we do not have a large input in fixtures.
Cancellations: Cancellations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

11th GIRLS ONLY - External

Playing Format: 9 a side
Approximate Field Size: 1/2 of a senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 4
Game Day: Saturday
Game Time: 11th grade usually plays at 10 am, although this can vary and be 9 am or 11 am.
Players usually need to be at the venues approximately 30 minutes before for a warm-up.
Game Duration: 25 minutes each way and five minutes half time – 55 minute games.
Draws: Draws are found on Auckland Football Federation website, follow the link from the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 9 v 9 format and we aim for a team size of around 12 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences.
Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Auckland Football Federation's 10th Grade External league is run in a non-competitive format and will NOT be displaying results or ladders on the AFF website.
There will be no Championship medals issued.
Other Specifics: There will be trials at the beginning of the season to allocate teams.
Game times, fixtures, fields and venues are managed by Auckland Football Federation and as a club we do not have a large input in fixtures.
Cancellations: Cancellations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

Grading and Championship Rounds

The season is split into two sections.
A Grading round and a Championship round.
This purpose of the grading round is to ensure teams of equal ability are playing against each other.
It starts with each club recommending a division for their teams for the grading round.
The grading round will last for approximately seven weeks depending on grade size.
Depending on the results of the games in the Grading Round games (i.e. if a teams wins a wins or loses a good majority of their games), they may well get moved to the next higher or lower division for the subsequent Championship Round.
That way, teams face good even competition.
For Auckland-wide AFF competitions, one week you will play at home against a visiting club team and the next week you will play away at different club somewhere else in Auckland.
10th grade under AFF is however non-competitive and results and ladders will not be posted.

AFF Regulations

The offside rule is NOT played for this age group although discretion is shown if it is blatant or habitual.
To visit the AFF website's Downloads page to view the General Provisions and Grade Specific Regulations, please click HERE.

The "Retreating Line" is in operation in the 11th Girls Only grade.
To view an overview of this regulation, click HERE.

Fixtures Against Waiheke

The External grades often have teams from Waiheke in some divisions and we have arrangements in place for home and away games.

Home Games: If you're team is hosting Waiheke at home (i.e. at a TKU field) the teams is required to transport the team and its supporters to and from the ferry.
We do this by having your team’s parents pick them up and drop them back at the ferry terminal.
The team manager from Waiheke will contact you and let you know how many players and supporters will need transporting the week before your schedule game.
Away Games: If you are drawn to play Waiheke in an away fixture, the TKU Club Administrator will contact your teams Coach and Manager at least 10 days before your scheduled game.
Special arrangements regarding the purchase tickets for the ferry are in place between TKU and the ferry operator.
Please do not arrange tickets directly with the Waiheke teams if they should contact you and refer them to the TKU Club Administrator.

Grade Coordinator

To contact the a Grade Coordinator, click HERE for details

Season Details

Please remember you are committing to play for the team for the entire season.
As part of a team you maybe required to play:

  • The first or last weekend of the April school holidays
  • Queen’s Birthday weekend
  • The first weekend and possibly the last weekend of the July School Holidays

Except in exceptional circumstances, all games are completed by 31st August 2017.

Parental Involvement

Parent volunteers are required in each team for the following team roles:

  • Coach
  • Manager
  • Referee – required for half of every game
  • Assistant Referee (i.e. linesman)

These roles are not covered by the club and we cannot guarantee someone else in your child’s team will volunteer for these roles.

Coaching advice and coaching courses are offered the club and also by Auckland Football Federation (AFF).
Club Based Referee (CBR) courses are offered annually by the club and the club covers the cost of attending this course.

A roster is sent out weekly to the coach and manager specifying home game net duties and teams are required to put up, take down and store nets and goals after games when required.

Grade Trails

We will aim to announce teams on 17th March 2017.

Mixed

All players opting to play in the 12th Grade MIXED grade (NOT Girls only) to attend trials at Keith Hay Park with the time and date to be confirmed.
The trial will last 2 hours.
Please be prompt and ready to be mustered into teams.
Late attendees make it difficult to properly assess players as we need to keep reorganising groups.
You will need to wear full football gear to trial including shin pads.
Bring a ball, water bottle and snack, and be wearing sunscreen.

Goalkeeper trials will be run at same time as the main 12th grade trials, these are run by a dedicated goalkeeper coach so if you want to be considered as a goalkeeper please come dressed in goalkeeper gear and bring your gloves to the trials.

There will be likely be two further trials and you will be emailed after the first trial WHICH ONE TO ATTEND.

Whist we understand that some players may have other sporting commitments, family events or plans for the trial times published we are unable to change these to suit individual players.

Girls ONLY

All players opting to play externally in GIRLS ONLY teams are to attend trials at Keith Hay Park with the time and date to be confirmed.
There will likely be ONE further trial.
The trial will last 2 hours.
Please be prompt and ready to be mustered into teams.
Late attendees make it difficult to properly assess players as we need to keep reorganising groups.
You will need to wear full football gear to trial including shin pads.

There are dedicated Goalkeepers in the 12th grade.
If you would like to be considered as a Goalkeeper, please also bring your Goalkeeping gear to the main trial.
There will also be a dedicated Goalkeeper's trial, at the time and date to be confirmed.

Whist we understand that some players may have other sporting commitments, family events or plans for the trial times published we are unable to change these to suit individual players.

12th Grade Playing Options

The 12th grade is administered by Auckland Football Federation (AFF) and has a Mixed grade, so both boys and girls are eligible to play, and a Girls only grade.
You will need to select an option when enrolling for the 10th and 11th grade for the season.
The format varies depending on the type of team you select.

Playing Format: 9 a side
Approximate Field Size: 1/2 of a senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 4
Game Day: Saturday
Game Time: Games usually kick off at 10.00 am although this may vary from 9 am to 11 am and 12 pm.
Game Duration: 25 minutes each way and five minutes half time – 55 minute games.
Home Venue: The TKU Home venues are usually Three Kings Reserve (including the quarry pitch) and Keith Hay Park South pitches.
Draws: Draws are found on Auckland Football Federation website, follow the link from the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 9 v 9 format and we aim for a team size of around 12 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences. Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Other Specifics: Depending on the other teams who are in the same division your away games could be as far south as Pukekohe, west out to Waitakere, Bucklands Beach in the east and even Waiheke island.
Game times, fixtures, fields and venues are managed by Auckland Football Federation and as a club we do not have a large input in fixtures.
Cancellations: Cancellations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

Grading and Championship Rounds

The season is split into two sections.
A Grading round and a Championship round.
This purpose of the grading round is to ensure teams of equal ability are playing against each other.
It starts with each club recommending a division for their teams for the grading round.
The grading round will last for approximately seven weeks depending on grade size.
Depending on the results of the games in the Grading Round games (i.e. if a teams wins a wins or loses a good majority of their games), they may well get moved to the next higher or lower division for the subsequent Championship Round.
That way, teams face good even competition.
For Auckland-wide AFF competitions, one week you will play at home against a visiting club team and the next week you will play away at different club somewhere else in Auckland.
10th grade under AFF is however non-competitive and results and ladders will not be posted.

AFF Regulations

The offside rule is NOT played for this age group although discretion is shown if it is blatant or habitual.
To visit the AFF website's Downloads page to view the General Provisions and Grade Specific Regulations, please click HERE.

The "Retreating Line" is in operation in the 12th grade.
To view an overview of this regulation, click HERE.

Fixtures Against Waiheke

The External grades often have teams from Waiheke in some divisions and we have arrangements in place for home and away games.

Home Games: If you're team is hosting Waiheke at home (i.e. at a TKU field) the teams is required to transport the team and its supporters to and from the ferry.
We do this by having your team’s parents pick them up and drop them back at the ferry terminal.
The team manager from Waiheke will contact you and let you know how many players and supporters will need transporting the week before your schedule game.
Away Games: If you are drawn to play Waiheke in an away fixture, the TKU Club Administrator will contact your teams Coach and Manager at least 10 days before your scheduled game.
Special arrangements regarding the purchase tickets for the ferry are in place between TKU and the ferry operator.
Please do not arrange tickets directly with the Waiheke teams if they should contact you and refer them to the TKU Club Administrator.

Grade Coordinator

To contact the Grade Coordinator, click HERE for details

Season Details

Please remember you are committing to play for the team for the entire season.
As part of a team you maybe required to play:

  • The first or last weekend of the April school holidays
  • Queen’s Birthday weekend
  • The first weekend and possibly the last weekend of the July School Holidays

Except in exceptional circumstances, all games are completed by 31st August 2017.

Parental Involvement

Parent volunteers are required in each team for the following team roles:

  • Coach
  • Manager
  • Referee – required for half of every game
  • Assistant Referee (i.e. linesman)

These roles are not covered by the club and we cannot guarantee someone else in your child’s team will volunteer for these roles.
Coaching advice and coaching courses are offered the club and also by Auckland Football Federation (AFF).
Club Based Referee (CBR) courses are offered annually by the club and the club covers the cost of attending this course.
A roster is sent out weekly to the coach and manager specifying home game net duties and teams are required to put up, take down and store nets and goals after games when required.

Grade Trails

Mixed
13th Mixed Grade pre-season training for players who wish to be considered for the 13th grade Metro and Conference teams will commence at Keith Hay Park with the time and date to be confirmed.
Training will continue each Tuesday and Thursday until further advised.
This is for the players that are trialling for the Metro and Conference teams only.
Players are expected to attend ALL of these trainings.

All remaining players who played in the remaining teams (Division 1 and down) and new players to the club will be required to attend trials with the time and date to be confirmed.
The trial will last 2 hours.
Please be prompt and ready to be mustered into teams.
Late attendees make it difficult to properly assess players as we need to keep reorganising groups.
You will need to wear full football gear to trial including shin pads.
Bring a ball, water bottle and snack, and be wearing sunscreen.

Goalkeeper trials will be run at same time as the main 13th grade trials, these are run by a dedicated goalkeeper coach so if you want to be considered as a goalkeeper please come dressed in goalkeeper gear and bring your gloves to the trials.

Whist we understand that some players may have other sporting commitments, family events or plans for the trial times published we are unable to change these to suit individual players.

We will aim to announce teams on 17th March 2017.

Girls Only

Pre-season training will be held at Nicholson Park in Mt Eden, with the time and date to be confirmed.
These trainings will also be the trials for team selections, so the girls are encouraged to attend as many of these sessions as possible, in particular the Sunday sessions when other selectors are likely to be in attendance.
The trial will last 2 hours.
Please be prompt and ready to be mustered into teams.
Late attendees make it difficult to properly assess players as we need to keep reorganising groups.
You will need to wear full football gear to trial including shin pads.
Bring a ball, water bottle and snack, and be wearing sunscreen.

Goalkeeper trials will be run at same time as the main 13th grade trials, these are run by a dedicated goalkeeper coach so if you want to be considered as a goalkeeper please come dressed in goalkeeper gear and bring your gloves to the trials.

Whist we understand that some players may have other sporting commitments, family events or plans for the trial times published we are unable to change these to suit individual players.

We will aim to announce teams on 17th March 2017.

13th Grade Playing Options

The 13th grade is administered by Auckland Football Federation (AFF) and has a Mixed grade, so both boys and girls are eligible to play, and a Girls only grade.
However, most girls opt to play in the Girls Only grades.

Mixed
Playing Format: 11 a side
Field Size: Full senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 4
Game Day: Saturday. Metro and Conference teams will play on a Sunday
Game Time: Games usually kick off at 10.00 am although this may vary to 11 am to 1 pm
Game Duration: 27.5 minutes each way and five minutes half time – 60 minute games
Home Venue: The TKU Home venues are usually Three Kings Reserve (including the quarry pitch), Pollard Park and Keith Hay Park North and South pitches.
Draws: Draws are found on Auckland Football Federation website, follow the link from the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 11 v 11 format and we aim for a team size of around 14 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences. Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Other Specifics: Depending on the other teams who are in the same division your away games could be as far south as Pukekohe, west out to Waitakere, Bucklands Beach in the east and even Waiheke island.
Game times, fixtures, fields and venues are managed by Auckland Football Federation and as a club we do not have a large input in fixtures.
Cancellations: Cancellations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

Grading and Championship Rounds

The season is split into two sections.
A Grading round and a Championship round.
This purpose of the grading round is to ensure teams of equal ability are playing against each other.
It starts with each club recommending a division for their teams for the grading round.
The grading round will last for approximately seven weeks depending on grade size.
Depending on the results of the games in the Grading Round games (i.e. if a teams wins a wins or loses a good majority of their games), they may well get moved to the next higher or lower division for the subsequent Championship Round.
For Auckland-wide AFF competitions, one week you will play at home against a visiting club team and the next week you will play away at different club somewhere else in Auckland.

Girls Only
Playing Format: 9 a side
Field Size: Half a pitch
Ball Size: Size 4
Game Day: Saturday
Game Time: Games usually at 11 am although this may vary to 12 pm.
Game Duration: 27.5 minutes each way and 5 minutes half time – 60 minute games.
Home Venue: TKU home venues are usually Three Kings Reserve (including the quarry pitch), and Keith Hay Park South pitches.
Draws: Draws are found on Auckland Football Federation website, follow the link from the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 9 v 9 format and we aim for a team size of around 12 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences. Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Other Specifics: Depending on the other teams who are in the same division your away games could be as far south as Pukekohe, west out to Waitakere, Bucklands Beach in the east and even Waiheke island.
Game times, fixtures, fields, venues managed by Auckland Football federation as a club we do not have a large input in fixtures.
The first 6 or 7 weeks of the season comprises of a 'grading' round, after that the Internal teams are sorted into two leagues.

AFF Regulations

The offside rule is played for this age group.
To visit the AFF website's Downloads page to view the General Provisions and Grade Specific Regulations, please click HERE.

Fixtures Against Waiheke

The External grades often have teams from Waiheke in some divisions and we have arrangements in place for home and away games.

Home Games: If you're team is hosting Waiheke at home (i.e. at a TKU field) the teams is required to transport the team and its supporters to and from the ferry.
We do this by having your team’s parents pick them up and drop them back at the ferry terminal.
The team manager from Waiheke will contact you and let you know how many players and supporters will need transporting the week before your schedule game.
Away Games: If you are drawn to play Waiheke in an away fixture, the TKU Club Administrator will contact your teams Coach and Manager at least 10 days before your scheduled game.
Special arrangements regarding the purchase tickets for the ferry are in place between TKU and the ferry operator.
Please do not arrange tickets directly with the Waiheke teams if they should contact you and refer them to the TKU Club Administrator.

Grade Coordinator

To contact the Grade Coordinator, click HERE for details

Season Details

Please remember you are committing to play for the team for the entire season.
As part of a team you maybe required to play:

  • The first or last weekend of the April school holidays
  • Queen’s Birthday weekend
  • The first weekend and possibly the last weekend of the July School Holidays

Except in exceptional circumstances, all games are completed by 31st August 2017.

Parental Involvement

Parent volunteers are required in each team for the following team roles:

  • Coach
  • Manager
  • Referee – required for half of every game
  • Assistant Referee (i.e. linesman)

These roles are not covered by the club and we cannot guarantee someone else in your child’s team will volunteer for these roles.
Coaching advice and coaching courses are offered the club and also by Auckland Football Federation (AFF).
Club Based Referee (CBR) courses are offered annually by the club and the club covers the cost of attending this course.
A roster is sent out weekly to the coach and manager specifying home game net duties and teams are required to put up, take down and store nets and goals after games when required.

Grade Trails

Mixed
14th Mixed Grade pre-season training for players who wish to be considered for the 14th grade Metro and Conference teams will commence at Keith Hay Park, with the time and date to be confirmed..
Training will continue each Tuesday and Thursday until further advised.
This is for the players that are trialling for the Metro and Conference teams only.
Players are expected to attend ALL of these trainings.

All remaining players who played in the remaining teams (Division 1 and down) and new players to the club will be required to attend trials with the time and date to be confirmed.
The trial will last 2 hours.
Please be prompt and ready to be mustered into teams.
Late attendees make it difficult to properly assess players as we need to keep reorganising groups.
You will need to wear full football gear to trial including shin pads.
Bring a ball, water bottle and snack, and be wearing sunscreen.

Goalkeeper trials will be run at same time as the main 13th grade trials, these are run by a dedicated goalkeeper coach so if you want to be considered as a goalkeeper please come dressed in goalkeeper gear and bring your gloves to the trials.

Whist we understand that some children may have other sporting commitments, family events or plans for the trial times published we are unable to change these to suit individual players.

We will aim to announce teams on 17th March 2017.

Girls Only

Pre-season training will be held at Nicholson Park in Mt Eden, with the time and date to be confirmed.
These trainings will also be the trials for team selections, so the girls are encouraged to attend as many of these sessions as possible, in particular the Sunday sessions when other selectors are likely to be in attendance.
The trial will last 2 hours.
Please be prompt and ready to be mustered into teams.
Late attendees make it difficult to properly assess players as we need to keep reorganising groups.
You will need to wear full football gear to trial including shin pads.
Bring a ball, water bottle and snack, and be wearing sunscreen.

Goalkeeper trials will be run at same time as the main 13th grade trials, these are run by a dedicated goalkeeper coach so if you want to be considered as a goalkeeper please come dressed in goalkeeper gear and bring your gloves to the trials.

Whist we understand that some children may have other sporting commitments, family events or plans for the trial times published we are unable to change these to suit individual players.

We will aim to announce teams on 17th March 2017.

14th Grade Playing Options

The 14th grade is administered by Auckland Football Federation (AFF) and has a Boys Only grade, and a Girls Only grade.

Boys Only
Playing Format: 11 a side
Field Size: Full senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 5
Game Day: Saturday. Metro and Conference teams will play on a Sunday
Game Time: Games usually kick off at 10.00 am although this may vary to 11 am to 1 pm
Game Duration: 27.5 minutes each way and five minutes half time – 60 minute games
Home Venue: The TKU Home venues are usually Three Kings Reserve (including the quarry pitch), Pollard Park and Keith Hay Park North and South pitches.
Draws: Draws are found on Auckland Football Federation website, follow the link from the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 11 v 11 format and we aim for a team size of around 14 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences. Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Other Specifics: Depending on the other teams who are in the same division your away games could be as far south as Pukekohe, west out to Waitakere, Bucklands Beach in the east and even Waiheke island.
Game times, fixtures, fields and venues are managed by Auckland Football Federation and as a club we do not have a large input in fixtures.
Cancellations: Cancellations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

Grading and Championship Rounds

The season is split into two sections.
A Grading round and a Championship round.
This purpose of the grading round is to ensure teams of equal ability are playing against each other.
It starts with each club recommending a division for their teams for the grading round.
The grading round will last for approximately seven weeks depending on grade size.
Depending on the results of the games in the Grading Round games (i.e. if a teams wins a wins or loses a good majority of their games), they may well get moved to the next higher or lower division for the subsequent Championship Round.
For Auckland-wide AFF competitions, one week you will play at home against a visiting club team and the next week you will play away at different club somewhere else in Auckland.

Girls Only
Playing Format: 11 a side
Field Size: Full senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 5
Game Day: Saturday. Metro and Conference teams will play on a Sunday
Game Time: Games usually kick off at 10.00 am although this may vary to 11 am to 1 pm
Game Duration: 27.5 minutes each way and five minutes half time – 60 minute games
Home Venue: The TKU Home venues are usually Three Kings Reserve (including the quarry pitch), Pollard Park and Keith Hay Park North and South pitches.
Draws: Draws are found on Auckland Football Federation website, follow the link from the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 11 v 11 format and we aim for a team size of around 14 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences. Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Other Specifics: Depending on the other teams who are in the same division your away games could be as far south as Pukekohe, west out to Waitakere, Bucklands Beach in the east and even Waiheke island.
Game times, fixtures, fields and venues are managed by Auckland Football Federation and as a club we do not have a large input in fixtures.
Cancellations: Cancellations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

Grading and Championship Rounds

The season is split into two sections.
A Grading round and a Championship round.
This purpose of the grading round is to ensure teams of equal ability are playing against each other.
It starts with each club recommending a division for their teams for the grading round.
The grading round will last for approximately seven weeks depending on grade size.
Depending on the results of the games in the Grading Round games (i.e. if a teams wins a wins or loses a good majority of their games), they may well get moved to the next higher or lower division for the subsequent Championship Round.
For Auckland-wide AFF competitions, one week you will play at home against a visiting club team and the next week you will play away at different club somewhere else in Auckland.

Metro and Conference teams do not have a grading round.
They play a round robin, home and away, championship round.

AFF Regulations

The offside rule is played for this age group.
To visit the AFF website's Downloads page to view the General Provisions and Grade Specific Regulations, please click HERE.

Fixtures Against Waiheke

The External grades often have teams from Waiheke in some divisions and we have arrangements in place for home and away games.

Home Games: If you're team is hosting Waiheke at home (i.e. at a TKU field) the teams is required to transport the team and its supporters to and from the ferry.
We do this by having your team’s parents pick them up and drop them back at the ferry terminal.
The team manager from Waiheke will contact you and let you know how many players and supporters will need transporting the week before your schedule game.
Away Games: If you are drawn to play Waiheke in an away fixture, the TKU Club Administrator will contact your teams Coach and Manager at least 10 days before your scheduled game.
Special arrangements regarding the purchase tickets for the ferry are in place between TKU and the ferry operator.
Please do not arrange tickets directly with the Waiheke teams if they should contact you and refer them to the TKU Club Administrator.

Grade Coordinator

To contact the Grade Coordinator, click HERE for details

Season Details

Please remember you are committing to play for the team for the entire season.
As part of a team you maybe be required to play:

  • The first or last weekend of the April school holidays
  • Queen’s Birthday weekend
  • The first weekend and possibly the last weekend of the July School Holidays

Except in exceptional circumstances, all games are completed by 31st August 2017.

Parental Involvement

Parent volunteers are required in each team for the following team roles:

  • Coach
  • Manager
  • Referee – required for half of every game
  • Assistant Referee (i.e. linesman)

These roles are not covered by the club and we cannot guarantee someone else in your child’s team will volunteer for these roles.
Coaching advice and coaching courses are offered the club and also by Auckland Football Federation (AFF).
Club Based Referee (CBR) courses are offered annually by the club and the club covers the cost of attending this course.
A roster is sent out weekly to the coach and manager specifying home game net duties and teams are required to put up, take down and store nets and goals after games when required.

Grade Trails

Mixed
Trails for 15th Grade boys will be held at Keith Hay Park with the time and date to be confirmed.
Boys selected for the top two teams (Metro and Conference) and those on the cusp will need to attend a further three trials and you will be emailed IF YOU ARE TO ATTEND.

Whist we understand that some children may have other sporting commitments, family events or plans for the trial times published we are unable to change these to suit individual players.

We will aim to announce teams on 17th March 2017.

Girls Only

15th Grade girls pre-season trainings will be held at Keith Hay Park with the time and date to be confirmed.
Players are expected to attend these trainings.
If you would like to be considered as a Goalkeeper, if we have this team, please also bring your Goalkeeping gear to the main trials.
There will also be a dedicated Goalkeeper's trial, at a time and date to be confirmed.
Please be prompt and ready to be mustered into teams.
Late attendees make it difficult to properly assess players as we need to keep reorganising groups.
You will need to wear full football gear to trial including shin pads.
Bring a ball, water bottle and snack, and be wearing sunscreen.

Goalkeeper trials will be run at same time as the main grade trials, these are run by a dedicated goalkeeper coach so if you want to be considered as a goalkeeper please come dressed in goalkeeper gear and bring your gloves to the trials.

Whist we understand that some children may have other sporting commitments, family events or plans for the trial times published we are unable to change these to suit individual players.

We will aim to announce teams on 17th March 2017.

15th Grade Playing Options

The 15th grade is administered by Auckland Football Federation (AFF) and has a Boys Only grade, and a Girls Only grade.

Boys Only
Playing Format: 11 a side
Field Size: Full senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 5
Game Day: Saturday. Metro and Conference teams will play on a Sunday
Game Time: Games usually kick off at 1 pm although this may vary to 11 am to 2.30 pm. Metro and Conference teams play on a Sunday and usually have a 10 am kick off.
Game Duration: 35 minutes each way and five minutes half time – 70 minute games
Home Venue: The TKU Home venues are usually Three Kings Reserve (including the quarry pitch), Pollard Park and Keith Hay Park North and South pitches.
Draws: Draws are found on Auckland Football Federation website, follow the link from the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 11 v 11 format and we aim for a team size of around 14 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences. Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Other Specifics: Depending on the other teams who are in the same division your away games could be as far south as Pukekohe, west out to Waitakere, Bucklands Beach in the east and even Waiheke island.
Game times, fixtures, fields and venues are managed by Auckland Football Federation and as a club we do not have a large input in fixtures.
Cancellations: Cancellations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

Grading and Championship Rounds

The season is split into two sections.
A Grading round and a Championship round.
This purpose of the grading round is to ensure teams of equal ability are playing against each other.
It starts with each club recommending a division for their teams for the grading round.
The grading round will last for approximately seven weeks depending on grade size.
Depending on the results of the games in the Grading Round games (i.e. if a teams wins a wins or loses a good majority of their games), they may well get moved to the next higher or lower division for the subsequent Championship Round.
For Auckland-wide AFF competitions, one week you will play at home against a visiting club team and the next week you will play away at different club somewhere else in Auckland.

Metro and Conference teams do not have a grading round.
They play a round robin, home and away, championship round.

Girls Only
Playing Format: 11 a side
Field Size: Full senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 5
Game Day: Saturday.
Game Time: Games usually kick off at 10.00 am although this may vary to 11 am to 1 pm
Game Duration: 35 minutes each way and five minutes half time – 70 minute games
Home Venue: The TKU Home venues are usually Three Kings Reserve (including the quarry pitch), Pollard Park and Keith Hay Park North and South pitches.
Draws: Draws are found on Auckland Football Federation website, follow the link from the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 11 v 11 format and we aim for a team size of around 14 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences. Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Other Specifics: Depending on the other teams who are in the same division your away games could be as far south as Pukekohe, west out to Waitakere, Bucklands Beach in the east and even Waiheke island.
Game times, fixtures, fields and venues are managed by Auckland Football Federation and as a club we do not have a large input in fixtures.
Cancellations: Cancellations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

Grading and Championship Rounds

The season is split into two sections.
A Grading round and a Championship round.
This purpose of the grading round is to ensure teams of equal ability are playing against each other.
It starts with each club recommending a division for their teams for the grading round.
The grading round will last for approximately seven weeks depending on grade size.
Depending on the results of the games in the Grading Round games (i.e. if a teams wins a wins or loses a good majority of their games), they may well get moved to the next higher or lower division for the subsequent Championship Round.
For Auckland-wide AFF competitions, one week you will play at home against a visiting club team and the next week you will play away at different club somewhere else in Auckland.

AFF Regulations

The offside rule is played for this age group.
To visit the AFF website's Downloads page to view the General Provisions and Grade Specific Regulations, please click HERE.

Fixtures Against Waiheke

The External grades often have teams from Waiheke in some divisions and we have arrangements in place for home and away games.

Home Games: If you're team is hosting Waiheke at home (i.e. at a TKU field) the teams is required to transport the team and its supporters to and from the ferry.
We do this by having your team’s parents pick them up and drop them back at the ferry terminal.
The team manager from Waiheke will contact you and let you know how many players and supporters will need transporting the week before your schedule game.
Away Games: If you are drawn to play Waiheke in an away fixture, the TKU Club Administrator will contact your teams Coach and Manager at least 10 days before your scheduled game.
Special arrangements regarding the purchase tickets for the ferry are in place between TKU and the ferry operator.
Please do not arrange tickets directly with the Waiheke teams if they should contact you and refer them to the TKU Club Administrator.

Grade Coordinator

To contact the Grade Coordinator, click HERE for details

Season Details

Please remember you are committing to play for the team for the entire season.
As part of a team you maybe required to play:

  • The first or last weekend of the April school holidays
  • Queen’s Birthday weekend
  • The first weekend and possibly the last weekend of the July School Holidays

Except in exceptional circumstances, all games are completed by 31st August 2017.

Parental Involvement

Parent volunteers are required in each team for the following team roles:

  • Coach
  • Manager
  • Referee – required for half of every game
  • Assistant Referee (i.e. linesman)

These roles are not covered by the club and we cannot guarantee someone else in your child’s team will volunteer for these roles.
Coaching advice and coaching courses are offered the club and also by Auckland Football Federation (AFF).
Club Based Referee (CBR) courses are offered annually by the club and the club covers the cost of attending this course.
A roster is sent out weekly to the coach and manager specifying home game net duties and teams are required to put up, take down and store nets and goals after games when required.

Grade Trails

Mixed
Trails for 16th Grade boys will be held at Keith Hay Park with the time and date to be confirmed.
Boys selected for the top two teams (Metro and Conference) and those on the cusp will need to attend a further three trials and you will be emailed IF YOU ARE TO ATTEND.

Whist we understand that some players may have other sporting commitments, family events or plans for the trial times published we are unable to change these to suit individual players.

We will aim to announce teams on 17th March 2017.

16th Grade Playing Options

The 16th grade is administered by Auckland Football Federation (AFF) and has a Boys Only grade.

Boys Only
Playing Format: 11 a side
Field Size: Full senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 5
Game Day: Saturday. Metro and Conference teams will play on a Sunday
Game Time: Games usually kick off at 1 pm although this may vary to 11 am to 2.30 pm. Metro and Conference teams play on a Sunday and usually have a 1 pm kick off.
Game Duration: 40 minutes each way and five minutes half time – 80 minute games
Home Venue: The TKU Home venues are usually Three Kings Reserve (including the quarry pitch), Pollard Park and Keith Hay Park North and South pitches.
Draws: Draws are found on Auckland Football Federation website, follow the link from the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 11 v 11 format and we aim for a team size of around 14 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences. Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Other Specifics: Depending on the other teams who are in the same division your away games could be as far south as Pukekohe, west out to Waitakere, Bucklands Beach in the east and even Waiheke island.
Game times, fixtures, fields and venues are managed by Auckland Football Federation and as a club we do not have a large input in fixtures.
Cancellations: Cancellations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

Grading and Championship Rounds

The season is split into two sections.
A Grading round and a Championship round.
This purpose of the grading round is to ensure teams of equal ability are playing against each other.
It starts with each club recommending a division for their teams for the grading round.
The grading round will last for approximately seven weeks depending on grade size.
Depending on the results of the games in the Grading Round games (i.e. if a teams wins a wins or loses a good majority of their games), they may well get moved to the next higher or lower division for the subsequent Championship Round.
For Auckland-wide AFF competitions, one week you will play at home against a visiting club team and the next week you will play away at different club somewhere else in Auckland.

Metro and Conference teams do not have a grading round.
They play a round robin, home and away, championship round.
There is not always a Conference division in the 16th Grade.

Fixtures Against Waiheke

The External grades often have teams from Waiheke in some divisions and we have arrangements in place for home and away games.

Home Games: If you're team is hosting Waiheke at home (i.e. at a TKU field) the teams is required to transport the team and its supporters to and from the ferry.
We do this by having your team’s parents pick them up and drop them back at the ferry terminal.
The team manager from Waiheke will contact you and let you know how many players and supporters will need transporting the week before your schedule game.
Away Games: If you are drawn to play Waiheke in an away fixture, the TKU Club Administrator will contact your teams Coach and Manager at least 10 days before your scheduled game.
Special arrangements regarding the purchase tickets for the ferry are in place between TKU and the ferry operator.
Please do not arrange tickets directly with the Waiheke teams if they should contact you and refer them to the TKU Club Administrator.

Grade Coordinator

To contact the Grade Coordinator, click HERE for details

Season Details

Please remember you are committing to play for the team for the entire season.
As part of a team you maybe be required to play:

  • The first or last weekend of the April school holidays
  • Queen’s Birthday weekend
  • The first weekend and possibly the last weekend of the July School Holidays

Except in exceptional circumstances, all games are completed by 31st August 2017.

Parental Involvement

Parent volunteers are required in each team for the following team roles:

  • Coach
  • Manager
  • Referee – required for half of every game
  • Assistant Referee (i.e. linesman)

These roles are not covered by the club and we cannot guarantee someone else in your child’s team will volunteer for these roles.
Coaching advice and coaching courses are offered the club and also by Auckland Football Federation (AFF).
Club Based Referee (CBR) courses are offered annually by the club and the club covers the cost of attending this course.
A roster is sent out weekly to the coach and manager specifying home game net duties and teams are required to put up, take down and store nets and goals after games when required.

Grade Trails

Boys
Trails for 17th Grade boys will be held at Keith Hay Park with the time and date to be confirmed.
Boys selected for the top two teams (Metro and Conference) and those on the cusp will need to attend a further three trials and you will be emailed IF YOU ARE TO ATTEND.

Whist we understand that some children may have other sporting commitments, family events or plans for the trial times published we are unable to change these to suit individual players.

We will aim to announce teams on 17th March 2017.

17th Grade Playing Options

The 16th grade is administered by Auckland Football Federation (AFF) and has a Boys Only and a Girls Only grade.

Boys Only
Playing Format: 11 a side
Field Size: Full senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 5
Game Day: Saturday. Metro and Conference teams will play on a Sunday
Game Time: Games usually kick off at 1 pm although this may vary to 11 am to 2.30 pm. Metro and Conference teams play on a Sunday and usually have a 1 pm kick off.
Game Duration: 40 minutes each way and five minutes half time – 80 minute games
Home Venue: The TKU Home venues are usually Three Kings Reserve (including the quarry pitch), Pollard Park and Keith Hay Park North and South pitches.
Draws: Draws are found on Auckland Football Federation website, follow the link from the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 11 v 11 format and we aim for a team size of around 14 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences. Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Other Specifics: Depending on the other teams who are in the same division your away games could be as far south as Pukekohe, west out to Waitakere, Bucklands Beach in the east and even Waiheke island.
Game times, fixtures, fields and venues are managed by Auckland Football Federation and as a club we do not have a large input in fixtures.
Cancellations: Cancellations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

Grading and Championship Rounds

The season is split into two sections.
A Grading round and a Championship round.
This purpose of the grading round is to ensure teams of equal ability are playing against each other.
It starts with each club recommending a division for their teams for the grading round.
The grading round will last for approximately seven weeks depending on grade size.
Depending on the results of the games in the Grading Round games (i.e. if a teams wins a wins or loses a good majority of their games), they may well get moved to the next higher or lower division for the subsequent Championship Round.
For Auckland-wide AFF competitions, one week you will play at home against a visiting club team and the next week you will play away at different club somewhere else in Auckland.

Metro and Conference teams do not have a grading round.
They play a round robin, home and away, championship round.
There is not always a Conference division in the 16th Grade

Girls Only
17th Grade will now for all purposes be considered in the "senior" side of the club.
Whilst they will officially be a Youth team playing in the AFF Youth grades it will now be treated as senior team.
As a team it will provide players up into the Reserves as well as being a team that provides opportunity for age-appropriate girls to play down from the reserves.

The selection of this team will be signed off by the TKU Director of Football and due to the 2 year jump from 15th to 17th additional factors will come into team considerations.
Only girls that are physically, mentally, tactically and emotionally ready to play at this level will be selected.
This is now the team where the jump from junior football to senior football will occur.
It will be monitored closely to ensure the well being of the girls is paramount.

Due to the 2 year age band of this age group selection considerations will include a slight priority to girls that are unable to play any other grade due to their age.
That means if a girl is able to play in the 15th grade is up for selection against a girl that cannot play any other grade than the 17th and talent is equal then the selection will be with the girl who has to play in the 17th grade.
The 17th grade team will be a "new" team made up of girls from this years 17th grade teams plus selected individuals from the 15th grade.

Certain individuals will be allowed to play up a grade if their talent and ability will allow them to improve and flourish.
This will be on a case by case basis and will be decided after due considerations as to the impact on their development.

Playing Format: 11 a side
Field Size: Full senior pitch
Ball Size: Size 5
Game Day: Saturday.
Game Time: Games usually kick off at 10.00 am although this may vary to 11 am to 1 pm
Game Duration: 40 minutes each way and five minutes half time – 70 minute games
Home Venue: The TKU Home venues are usually Three Kings Reserve (including the quarry pitch), Pollard Park and Keith Hay Park North and South pitches.
Draws: Draws are found on Auckland Football Federation website, follow the link from the Three Kings United website.
Team Details: This grade teams play 11 v 11 format and we aim for a team size of around 14 to cover substitutions, injuries and absences. Goalkeepers are compulsory and this may be a dedicated position or rotational within the team.
Other Specifics: Depending on the other teams who are in the same division your away games could be as far south as Pukekohe, west out to Waitakere, Bucklands Beach in the east and even Waiheke island.
Game times, fixtures, fields and venues are managed by Auckland Football Federation and as a club we do not have a large input in fixtures.
Cancellations: Cancellations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

Grading and Championship Rounds

The season is split into two sections.
A Grading round and a Championship round.
This purpose of the grading round is to ensure teams of equal ability are playing against each other.
It starts with each club recommending a division for their teams for the grading round.
The grading round will last for approximately seven weeks depending on grade size.
Depending on the results of the games in the Grading Round games (i.e. if a teams wins a wins or loses a good majority of their games), they may well get moved to the next higher or lower division for the subsequent Championship Round.
For Auckland-wide AFF competitions, one week you will play at home against a visiting club team and the next week you will play away at different club somewhere else in Auckland.

AFF Regulations

The offside rule is played for this age group.
To visit the AFF website's Downloads page to view the General Provisions and Grade Specific Regulations, please click HERE.

Fixtures Against Waiheke

The External grades often have teams from Waiheke in some divisions and we have arrangements in place for home and away games.

Home Games: If you're team is hosting Waiheke at home (i.e. at a TKU field) the teams is required to transport the team and its supporters to and from the ferry.
We do this by having your team’s parents pick them up and drop them back at the ferry terminal.
The team manager from Waiheke will contact you and let you know how many players and supporters will need transporting the week before your schedule game.
Away Games: If you are drawn to play Waiheke in an away fixture, the TKU Club Administrator will contact your teams Coach and Manager at least 10 days before your scheduled game.
Special arrangements regarding the purchase tickets for the ferry are in place between TKU and the ferry operator.
Please do not arrange tickets directly with the Waiheke teams if they should contact you and refer them to the TKU Club Administrator.


Kick Off

The first day of Youth football will be Saturday 1st April 2017.

10th and 11th Grade Internal Draw

Weekly draws for the Internal 10th and 11th teams will be posted below by the Thursday prior to each Saturday’s game.
The draw will include the time, the pitch number and which team you are playing against.
The draw will also be posted outside the clubrooms and pitch layouts will also be available.

Click the appropriate tab to view your current draw and to download a pitch map for the 10th and 11th internal grades.

The 2017 Premier League Draw

All Junior football from 5th grade to 9th grade, and INTERNAL youth football (10th and 11th grade) at Keith Hay Park has been cancelled tomorrow, 8th July 2017

Round Date Field Time Home Team Away Team [BIBS]
11 8/07/2017 16 9:00 Juventus vs Genoa
11 8/07/2017 17 9:00 Lazio vs BYE/Practice
11 8/07/2017 19 9:00 Palermo vs Fiorentina
11 8/07/2017 20 9:00 Roma vs Empoli
11 8/07/2017 21 9:00 Torino vs Bologna
11 8/07/2017 22 9:00 Udinese vs Atalanta
11 8/07/2017 16 10:00 AC Milan vs Inter Milan
11 8/07/2017 17 10:00 Napoli vs Cagliari

HOME teams are on field set up
PLEASE CHECK YOUR PITCH LOCATIONS ON THE MAP BELOW

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Pitch Layout

To download a copy of the Pitch Layout, CLICK HERE

The Premier League Table, 2017

GP W D L BYE GF GA GD PTS
Atalanta 9 9 0 0 1 61 7 54 28
Bologna 9 8 0 1 1 57 18 39 25
Palermo 9 8 0 1 1 57 17 40 25
Napoli 10 7 0 3 0 48 29 19 21
Genoa 10 6 1 3 0 32 26 6 19
Inter Milan 10 6 1 3 0 35 44 -9 19
AC Milan 10 4 3 3 0 21 20 1 15
Roma 10 4 0 6 0 32 33 -1 12
Empoli 9 3 2 4 1 33 40 -7 12
Fiorentina 9 3 0 6 1 27 49 -22 10
Lazio 10 3 1 6 0 21 34 -13 10
Udinese 9 1 1 7 1 11 37 -26 5
Cagliari 7 1 0 6 1 15 36 -21 4
Juventus 10 1 1 8 0 7 35 -28 4
Torino 9 0 2 7 1 13 47 -34 3

Team Photographs

This season the purchase of a team photograph for Youth players will be optional and team photographs are likely to be taken at the TKU clubrooms about half way through the season.
Team photographs are handed out at Prize Giving.

Prize Giving

Prize giving for all youth teams will be will be held in September 2017.
All Players are expected to attend, but they do not need to wear their club kit.
Prizes are awarded to the Best Team Member and Most Improved Player per team, coaches & mangers, parent or players decide on these and it is up to the individual coaches how this is decided.
Ribbons are awarded to the teams that win their grading rounds.
AFF supplies championship medals for teams that win the Championship rounds of their respective grades.

All gear bags issued to coaches and managers at the start of the season are returned at prize giving.
If you require any of the gear for a tournament post Prize Giving this needs to be then reissued and please make arrangements with the Youth Chair for this.