G12 Development Team

Why the Grade 12 Development Team?

The Grade 12 Development Team is a mixed (boys and girls) team focussed on developing strong individual football skills including: striking the ball, receiving the ball, 1v1, travelling with the ball, pressing, marking, intercepting, tackling, movement and communication. The aim is that Grade 12 Development Team players are ready to transition to Federation Football the following year.

Players who are not selected for the team will be able to access the same type of training sessions through the club's Skill Labs held during the year.


2023 Season Details:

Season: The 2023 season commences on Saturday 29th April and continues through to the end of August 2023.

Travel Requirements: The Bay of Plenty region generally but with the possibility that the season will include two Festival days (dates TBC by WaiBOP).  These Festival days are generally crossover games played against teams competing against Waikato based Grade 12 Development teams.

Game day: Saturdays

Training schedule: Up to two formal training sessions a week (days to be confirmed) starting in April. 

2023 Team Selection Details:

Team selection sessions are on Thursdays at Greerton Marist - ( just below Savemart ) - (Field 4 beside the road) between 4pm and 5pm. The purpose of these sessions is to allow Grade 12 players (and parents) to experience what the team will be like, and identify which players are best suited to this approach.

In 2023, dates are:

  • Thursday 16th Feb
  • Thursday 23rd Feb
  • Thursday 2nd Mar
  • Thursday 9th Mar

Please register for these pre-season / team selection sessions through the Club website (www.bluerovers.co.nz > Registrations tab > Winter Season tab > Register Here button > Skills Centre & Pre-season training button and proceed to use your existing log in for your child to access the Friendly Manager system).  Look for ‘G12 Development team Pre-Season’ – this is the product you need to select for these sessions.  There is no charge for these sessions.

If you need help to register, please email: registrations@bluerovers.co.nz

Team Selection process:

Teams are composed of up to 14 players. Prospective players are observed during the team selection sessions. A selection committee then meets to discuss if the DevelopmentTeam is the best environment for each person and will select the team. Players will be advised of the selection committee’s decision via email by the end of March. If a player is not selected for the development team, it means the selection committee believes the player’s growth and enjoyment of the game would be greater in another team environment.

Fees 2023:

 $300  (including BOP Regional League Fees)

This includes football registrations for the season, use of a shirt will be provided, team photo and coaching. 

The above fees are the Club Registration fees for the season and are payable upon registration.

Our club offers a discounted rate for the second and subsequent children (brothers and sisters) from the same family playing for the club. Full registration must be paid for the oldest child in the family, but the discount per subsequent child can be claimed by using the “Add another Player” function on our registration platform – Friendly Manager.  The discount per family member is $35 (this does not apply to First Kicks Players).

Should anyone be experiencing hardship – we would respectfully suggest that you approach the club by emailing your Grade Coordinator initially.  Contact details for these can be found on the contact page.

Registrations are now open