Junior and Youth Academy Info 2024

Academy Programme for 2024

We introduced a Junior and Youth Academy programme, in 2023 designed to deliver high-quality training for skillful players residing in the Manurewa region. This includes areas such as Wiri, Manurewa East, Homai, Clendon, Hillpark, Randwick Park, The Gardens, Rata Vine, Torara Heights, Manukau Heights and the coastal suburbs of Weymouth and Wattle Downs.

The 2024 season will include teams ranging from 9th Grade to 14th Grade, with plans to expand this range in subsequent years, creating a comprehensive Player Pathway from 9th to 19th Grade leading up to the First Team.

Formation of these teams takes into account player potential, skill, dedication, and enthusiasm for increased training and participation, aiming to compete at the highest divisions sanctioned by NRF.

Manurewa AFC Junior: U9-U12 Mixed 

Players following the Junior pathway must be able to commit to two training sessions a week

Manurewa AFC Youth: U13 & U14 Mixed

Players following the Youth pathway must be able to commit to three sessions a week.

Fees: 2024

If selected to represent a Manurewa AFC Junior or Youth Academy team the Winter season the cost is:

  9th and 10th Grade

$850 per player (includes club fee of $130)

11th and 12th Grade

$865 per player (includes club fee of $145)

13th and 14th Grade

$1215 per player (includes club fee of $155)


This year we have brought in a sibling discount so if you have 2 children in the Academy area you will receive a 20% discount on fees for the second and subsequent children registered - (for example - for one child in 11th grade, you pay the $865, for one child in 9th grade you pay $680 ($850 - 20% =  $170.00).

If this scenario is you please contact our Junior Chairperson to have this fee manually applied to your account. 

Payment must be made by May 1st and covers all training sessions in Terms 2 and 3 and the Club Winter registration fee. Please note that these fees do not cover training gear and tournament costs.

Our policy strictly adheres to "no payment, no play."

If you wish to explore payment plan options, please apply before commencing; contact our Club Manager at mafcclubmanager@gmail.com

2024 Academy Term Dates & Training Sessions:

Term 1 Pre-Season Training Start 30.1.24 Finishes 12.4.24
Term 2 & 3 Winter Season Start 16.4.24 Finishes 27.9.24
Term 4 Summer Training Start 15.10.24 Finishes 12.12.24

Training nights:

  • 9-12th Grade Tuesday and Thursday 5.15 to 6.45pm
  • 13th & 14th Grade - Tuesday 6.15 - 7.45pm, Thursday 6.15pm - 7.30pm and Friday nights 6.30pm till 8pm.

Winter Season Dates:

First Game Last Game
Juniors 27/28th April 2024 21st September 2024
Youth 27/28th April 2024 21st Septembe 2024

Register today!