The Tauranga Blue Rovers Football Club have opened winter season registrations for 2023. Winter football runs predominantly during terms 2 & 3 but a number of pre-season activities take place each year.
First Kicks is for children aged 4 to 6. This is usually a child’s (and some parents) first experience with football. First Kicks is about giving things a go in a fun and safe environment. It doesn’t look like 11-aside football, but is designed to develop a love for the game which is what will keep the child coming back to football and sport.
Mini Football is for children aged 7 to 8. At this stage children are starting to develop their football skills through fun and play. Football at this stage is characterised by lots of touches on the ball and plenty of opportunities for players to take risks and try new things.
Junior Football / Skill Acquisition Phase is for children aged 9 to 12. This is often called ‘the golden ages of learning’ as children can learn and grow rapidly. The challenge at this stage is to provide young footballers with the opportunities and support they need to develop their individual skills such as striking the ball, receiving the ball, 1v1, travelling with the ball, pressing, marking, intercepting, tackling, movement and communication.
Youth Football / Game Training Phase is for children aged 13 and older. At this stage, young footballers are introduced to how they can translate the individual skills they have developed into team success. Players try out and learn different positions and how each position contributes to the team in different moments of the game.
Federation Football has the same objectives as the Youth Football / Game Training Phase and is for those aspiring players who are suited to a high-challenge environment.
Girls Only Football is played alongside mixed football at all of the stages above, but recognises that girls often enjoy their experience more when playing with and against other girls.
Adult Football / Football for Life recognises that people play football for a variety of reasons at this stage including competition, social connection, health and wellbeing.\
Our fees for the 2023 winter season are:
|First Kicks||4 - 6 years||$70 per player|
|Mini Football||7 - 8 years||$130 per player|
|Junior Football||9 - 12 years||$130 per player|
|Youth Football||13-19 years||$130 per player|
|Federation Football||13 - 16 Years||$300 per player|
|G12 Development team||12 years||$300 per player|
|Women's Bay League||16+||$220 per player|
|Senior Social Men||$75 per player|
Fees are payable upon registration.
Fees have increased in response to increased costs, lack of volunteers and the need to employ staff, reduced sources of grant funding and the club needing to account for GST. The club continues to be one of the most cost effective in the region.
We also offer a $35 discount for second and subsequent children (brothers and sisters) from the same family playing junior and youth football with the club. The full registration fee must be paid for the oldest child, but the discount per subsequent child can be claimed by using the “Add another Player” function on our registration platform.