Junior 'Fun Football' Programme for 7th & 8th Grade Children

The junior section at Fencibles United are following the McDonald’s Junior Football frame work that is aimed to provide all children aged 4-9/10 years with high quality Football experiences that increase passion for the game, fundamental movement and playing skills. All whilst having fun!


Through McDonald’s Junior Football, players will experience age appropriate games and coaching in a programme that is specifically tailored to meet their wants and needs.

Providing standardised playing formats, clear outcomes and training recommendations for each stage of a player’s development, the importance of McDonald’s Junior Football cannot be underestimated.  It will ensure the experience provided at the grassroots leaves Kiwi kids enthused, technically competent and in love with sport.


The programmes offered for kids born in 2012 & 13 is McDonald’s Fun Football (7 & 8 Years)

Click here to view the Junior Framework video

Click here for the latest AFF Framework manual


Game Season Information

Season starts in 6th June following the Governments announcement on the 25th May around 'Gatherings' 

Grading is based on players age during the calendar year 1st January to 31 December.


7th and 8th grade teams:

We will be allocating all Meadowlands teams after registrations close. The registrations close on the 6th of March 2020. After the 6th of March all registrations will be moved onto a waiting list and added in if space is available, please note: late registrations may not be put into teams with their friends.


The 7th grade (9.45am until 11.00am):

  1. Each team will be put into groups with between 10-12 children (born in 2013).
  2. Each team has 2 coaches (1 coach per 5-6 players) (ideally more in order to cover absences).
  3. Each team will have trainings; these are the coaching and game times as specified by the AFF Framework, and the same level of enjoyment.
  4. After the training sessions each team will split-up into 2 teams of 5 or 6 and play a 4v4 game against an opposition team (then at half time swap to play against the other half of the team).
  5. Each team will have an application set-up so teams can engage with each other.

The 7th Grade teams are:


The 8th grade (8.30am-9.45am):

  1. Each teams will be put into groups with between 8 and 9 children born in 2012.
  2. Each team has 1 - 2 coaches (ideally more for cover absences)
  3. Each team will have trainings; these are the coaching and game times as specified by the AFF Framework, and the same level of enjoyment.
  4. After the training sessions each team play a 5v5 (or 6v6 depending on team numbers) game against an opposition team.
  5. Each team will have a application set-up so teams can engage with each other 

The 8th Grade Teams are:


If we have enough girls we will ask if they wish to play in an all girls team



All teams are required to wear the Fencibles Nike official playing kit - purchased from Ultra. Click here for more information  




All games are at Meadowlands Reserve, on Meadowlands Drive. (Where Howick Softball is located).


Once teams are allocated please log in to Club Hub to see your team name and coaches/team information. If you can't remember your password/username please email the junior club captain and he will reset it for you.


We note that this is a council reserve and would ask that all parents/supporters and players remove all rubbish after the games. There are very few rubbish bins provided and they get filled quickly, so we ask that where possible rubbish be taken home and disposed of.