Fantails Programme

Girls only beginners programme with female coaches and plenty of support

Starts again in 2024 and runs for 8 weeks from 4:15pm - 5:15pm every Monday 

Registrations open soon

What is Fantails?

Fantails is all about attracting new female players between 4–12 years old to the beautiful game. Sessions are focused on helping girls make friends, have fun, improve their skills and get active through football.

If you know a young girl wanting to give football or futsal a go in a fun and safe enviornment, sign up for Fantails today (below).

Principles of the Fantails Programme

Boost Confidence​​​​​​​

Fantails sessions are a safe environment where girls are able to be themselves, try new things, and boost their confidence.

Fun and Enjoyment

Learning about football and futsal through fun and engaging activities is at the heart of every Fantails session.

Develop Life Skills

Fantails aims to help young people develop life skills such as respecting others, having a positive attitude, and overcoming challenges.

Friendships

Fantails is a great place for young girls to make new friends and we want to help foster and grow these new relationships.​​​

Female Role Models

Having female role models to look up to and aspire to will support young girls reaching their potential in sport and life.​​

Improve Skills & Movement

The programme gives opportunities for girls to move and play - exploring the 11+ Kids fundamental movements.​​​

What to Expect

How do I book someone on to attend a Fantails session?

You can book their place online before attending a session or just turn up and we will get you registered manually.

My daughter is really nervous and has never played football before, can she attend Fantails?

Definitely! This programme is perfect for her. We believe that football is for everyone and want to ensure that every girl has an opportunity to take part and has a great experience. Get in touch with us and let us know how we can best support. 

Is there an equivalent boys programme?

Fantails was developed to target female participants as currently only 1 in 5 players playing football in NZ are female. There are over 400 clubs in NZ who offer NZF's Junior Framework and all of these clubs offer boys or mixed football, however only a small percentage offer a girls programme. If you have a young boy who would like to play, please contact us to see what's on offer.

How long does a Fantails session last?

Sessions will run for one hour.

What do you wear to a Fantails session?

Comfortable clothes she can run around in (and turf football boots)

Can she bring a friend to a Fantails session?

Absolutely! All hubs welcome new girls to participate and will offer free sessions for new players (just get them to register online)

Who runs the Fantails sessions?

All sessions are delivered by our super friendly, NZF qualified coaches. The welfare of your daughter is key, so we ensure that all Fantails coaches are fully trained in health and safety, safeguarding and more.