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Junior Teams

Note: Following the Govt. announcement on 25 May the junior season will now commence on 13 June.
Keep an eye out on this page or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/waikanaeafc/ for updates.
Information on Premier Teams:

Premier teams are for our more skilled and competitive players. Accordingly, the club hold trials and players are selected on ability.  We encourage as many players as possible to trial to ensure we can field the strongest teams possible in these grades.
Players are chosen based on skill, attitude and coachability.  Having previously played in a Premier team does not guarantee a place in the 2020 Premier teams.  Please note that there are teams available for players who do not want to commit to this level of football. They will play locally and do not need to trial.
Junior Premier Teams compete in a Wellington competition instead of the local Kapiti competition. While there will be home games, it does involve more travel than your child playing in a local competition.  There are always parents happy to transport an extra player or two, so if transport may be a problem for you, please don’t necessarily rule your child out of trialling, we are bound to be able to figure something out.
To be eligible for selection players must attend at least one trial, but it is preferable for players to attend BOTH trials to give coaches the best opportunity to assess their ability.
The will have Premier teams in the following age grades:
10th grade – to be coached by Isaac Duker
11th grade – to be coached by Chris Story
13th grade – to be coached by Bernardo Neil.

If your child is trialing for a premier team they MUST trial within their age range, which is the year they were born. The years and grades are:

10th grade premier team  – a child can trial if born in 2010

11th grade premier team  – a child can trial if born in 2009

12th grade premier team  – a child can trial if born in 2008

13th grade premier team  – a child can trial if born in 2007

Important: Under Capital Football rules, girls can also play a year down. For example a girl born in 2009 can trial for the 11th or 10th grade team.

Please note: If your child intends to trial for a Premier team, do not register them until the trial results are announced.

If you have any questions about Premier teams or have any other questions about junior football at Waikanae, please get in touch with the Junior Convenor at wfa.jnr@gmail.com


For information on your team find the appropriate grade then select the team link below it to go to the team page.

First Kicks

All players


Fun Football (7th and 8th Grade)

All players


9th & 10th Grade

Red –  Coach: Kevin Martin

Black – Coach: Mike Barke

White – Coaches: Karl Romijm and Fred Mecoy

11th & 12th Grade

Stingers – Coach:  Bryan Medcalf

12th & 13th Grade

tbc – Coach: Bryan Medcalf & tbc