Coaches Info - Youth

Playing Waiheke?

When playing away, Fencibles will cover the ferry cost of all players and 1 coach to travel to/from Waiheke from Half Moon Bay. Please keep your GST receipt and send into Danna who will arrange for the treasurer to reimburse you. Parents can travel if they choose but do so at their own expense.

Upon arrival, parents from the Waiheke team will pick you up and take you to the ground; they will return you after the game. It is possible to ask AFF to have the game start time moved to accommodate sailing times, but please do this a couple of weeks before you play.

Always best to exchange emails with the opposition coach ahead of your game and confirm the arrangements. Their details will be on the Waiheke web site at


When playing at home it is customary to return the compliment and arrange to pick up the Waiheke team from Half Moon Bay and return them after the game. The manager from their team will generally make contact with the Fencibles youth captain first, and he will put them in touch with the Fencibles coach. As above the game time can be moved to accommodate sailing times.


10th Grade 7v7 Pitch Layout

To adhere to the regulations for the Whole of Football Plan in the 10th grade, pitches can be marked out on full sized pitches as per the diagram below. All 11-a-side pitches are > 90m x 65m so coming in 15m from the goal line and side-line, and using the half way line as a divider will allow for 2 pitches with an approximate measure of 50m x 30m. 


This is a temporary measure for 2012. For the 2013 season, there will be dedicated pitch layouts for this grade at William Green.


LEP Pitch Numbering

Kind of odd but there is some history to the numbering - too much to go into here. Basically the order from the Athletics club rotates in a clockwise spiral as 2, 1, 3, 6, 5, 4.


Gear Shed at LEP

The shed in between the toilet block and changing room, between the Athletics club and the cricket pavilion, houses the gear for our nets, pegs and poles. Let's see if we can keep it tidy as in the pictures with a few simple rules.


·         Each bin is clearly numbered 1 to 7 on every face of the bin. Bin 1 is for pitch 1, bin 2 is for pitch 2 etc. (Bin 1 is additionally labelled Bucklands Beach and belongs to them - they play all their home games on LEP1 – nobody from Fencibles should ever need to use this bin)

·         After putting out the nets place the bin inside the mouth of the goal to stop people using the gear bin as a rubbish bin.

·         When packing up, first place the pegs in the bin with the spikes facing downward in a forward corner of the bin at the opposite end from the handles, then place the flag poles in, again with the spikes facing down and to a forward corner, and then finally squeeze the nets in.

·         Return the bins to the shed after your game and carefully place it back against the left hand wall with the lid closing toward the wall as in the picture.

 LEP_Shed_1.jpg  LEP_Shed_2.jpg



·         There is a simple rule to follow at the end of your game. If no one from Fencibles is following on then you need to pack the gear away in the bin and return it to the shed. Please don’t assume someone else will follow on later, and do not leave the gear out if a team other than Fencibles is following on – they are to provide their own gear. Any team that doesn’t put their gear away will be doing so on Sunday morning. wink

·         Bring a role of electrical tape to use to attach the nets to the posts.

·         Finally please take all your belongings home and place any rubbish (plastic bottles, coffee cups etc) in the park bins provided that surround the exists to the playing fields. Please don’t leave them lying around the pitch.