Welcome to the First Kicks programme for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade players at Northern Rovers Football Club.
All our 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 year olds, boys and girls are placed in a programme called First Kicks. First Kicks runs throughout Term 2 and Term 3. (See the 2021 First Kicks Season Calendar.) Players will be placed in teams by friendship groups/ schools within their age grade. They have a training session for 50 mins once a week where they participate in fun skill sessions, and mini games.
The training schedule is as follows:
U4/ U5 – Monday – Becroft Park – 4:15-5:05pm
U6 – Monday – Becroft Park – 5:15-6:05pm
U7 – Wednesday – Becroft Park – 4:15-5:05pm
U8 – wednesday – Becroft Park – 5:15-6:05pm
On Friday evenings or Saturday mornings they participate in the First Kicks games programme, where they play against teams from within their grade. Sessions will be at Mcfetridge park on a Friday from 4:30-6:25 pm or Becroft park from 7:30am-9:25am depending on age grade. Each team then rotates around playing 10 minute games against the other teams in the grade.The philosophy behind the programme is to increase the number of touches a child has on the ball and to develop skills for later on.
The games schedule is either one of the two options below:
U4/5/6 Friday – McFetridge Park – 4:15-5:10 pm
U7/8 Friday – McFetridge Park – 5:15-6:10 pm
U4/5/6 Saturday – Becroft Park – 7:30-8:25 am
U7/8 Saturday – Becroft Park – 8:30-9:25 am
All times above may be subject to change if we have more or less numbers than we anticipate to ensure the most efficient programme and best experience for all participants.
The season begins the first weekend of Term 2, with registration open from the start of Term 1. (See the 2021 First Kicks Season Calendar.)
All First Kicks players (new and returning) will need to register for the 2021 season.
The cost for the 2021 Northern Rovers FC First kicks programme is $185 (approx. $4.90 per session)
We can accept all children who register during Term 1. Once the season has started, however, we can only take new enrolments if there is space in the teams.
Once you have registered, we will be in touch towards the middle or end of Term 1 to sort out teams and coaches.
We have dedicated coaches for training sessions however game days are run by volunteers (supported by club staff) and we need assistance from parents to run game days. Please let us know via the registration survey if you are able to help.
First Kicks players will need to provide their own:
The club will provide the team shirt.