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JUNIOR PREMIER TRIALS 2019

We will be holding trials for our 2019 Premier Teams on:
Sunday 10th February 11:30am to 1:00pm; and
Tuesday 19th February 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Trials will be at Jim Cooke Park.  Remember sunscreen and to remain hydrated.
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 2019 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 club is aiming to have Premier teams in the following age grades:
10th grade – to be coached by Kevin Morgan
11th grade – to be coached by Eddie Phelan
12th 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 2009

11th grade premier team  – a child can trial if born in 2008

12th grade premier team  – a child can trial if born in 2007

13th grade premier team  – a child can trial if born in 2006

Important: Under Capital Football rules, girls can also play a year down. For example a girl born in 2008 can trial for the 11th or 10th grade team.

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