Club Newsletter

Capital Football – Club Newsletter

Welcome to the Capital Football club newsletter.  This newsletter is sent out to club contacts via email periodically throughout the year, and weekly between March-September, to advise members of information relating to junior and senior football, as well as upcoming events and general news.

We are moving at fast pace towards the 2017 football season, so there is plenty to cover in the latest Club Newsletter.

Updated week ending 20 March 2017

Key Dates

22-24 March | All senior and junior draws up on website (please check regularly)

23 March | All Whites autograph session at Westpac Stadium (4.15-5.30pm)

28 March | All Whites v Fiji (OFC Stage Three Qualifier for FIFA World Cup) (KO 7.35pm)

31 March | Entries close for Chatham Cup and Women’s Knockout Cup

1/2 April | 2017 Season starts for all junior and senior competitions

7 April | Wairarapa local junior league team entries due

3 April | Capital Football AGM

15/16 April & 22/23 April | No Junior or U17 league games due to Easter and School Holidays


All Whites Promotion for Junior Footballers

From today you will start to see information regarding a promotion from Capital Football and New Zealand Football to get our junior footballers along to support the All Whites for their OFC qualifier game against Fiji on Tuesday 28 March at Westpac Stadium

This offer will invite players purchase one adult’s ticket and get up to three children (under 16) to the game for FREE!

Keep an eye out in your inbox for full details.


Coaching Update

We have a number of coach education courses available, including a new Masterclass series which is informal and interactive sessions designed to provide extra knowledge and support for the region’s coaches. See our full list of courses (through to May) here.

  • Masterclass | NZ U17 Women’s Head Coach | Leon Birnie |Friday  24th March | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Capital Football Offices |

Join us for first Capital Football Masterclass in 2017 with Leon Birnie. This is open to anyone and is FREE of charge – register here 

  • Youth Level 1 | Wednesday 22nd March | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Capital Football Offices

A good starting point for coaches working within the youth framework 13 – 19 years old.

  • Football Fitness | Youth Level 2 | Monday 27th March | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Capital Football Offices 

Complete the Youth Level 2 set with NZF Injury Prevention Specialist, Sadie Verity. You will come away with the Football Fitness and FIFA 11 Plus certification.

Player Dispensations

The player dispensation process has been refreshed for this season and following feedback from the Junior Advisory Group there is now a process for clubs to apply for dispensation for mixed aged local league teams.  Please ensure you complete the dispensations early enough for them to be considered by Capital Football.  For full details see here.

Any queries please contact Steeve Sharpe, Football Development Manager (


Referees Update

With changes to the Laws of the Game coming into force for this year’s competitions, there is an Open Session being held at Capital Football tomorrow evening from 7.00pm. This is open to any club members who would like to find out how the changes will affect the games they are refereeing this season.

If you would like a specific session for your club, please contact Jamie Cross (

There are also a number of Intro to Refereeing and Level One Refereeing courses coming up. Please pass this on to your coaches, players and parents who may be interested in attending – see here for referee courses.


Club News

Congratulations to Tawa FC, Kapiti Coast United and  Lower Hutt City AFC on achieving revised QCM status and in doing so receiving a fully funded AED under Fit4Football’s SmartStart programme.

Contact Sadie Verity – Capital Injury Prevention Specialist to book your club’s FIFA 11+ or the new FIFA Kids 11+ Course. There is still time to get this underway for your team early in the season.

Enhancing performance through prevention… 


Futsal Update

Capital Futsal is pleased to confirm trial dates for the Capital teams that will compete at the NZF Futsal Youth Nationals to be held in Palmerston North from 14-16 July.

If you are interested in trialing for any of the age groups listed below, please complete the registration form HERE