Mini (4-7 years old)


Mini (4 - 7 years old)

First Kicks (4-6 years) and Grade 7 (7 years) is our entry level of football played in house at Fergusson park Saturday mornings throughtout the winter season. 

2024 Season Start Date: Saturday 4th May

Engaging children in a safe, fun and rewarding environment. This programme has been developed under the umbrella of New Zealand Football and it is totally participative and non-competitive.  

We aim for our mini players to achieve:

  • Fun and enjoyment
  • The development of sportsmanship and cooperation through participation
  • Basic football skills and coordination

When & Where in 2024

  • Date: From Saturday 4th May
  • Time: First Kicks Starts at 8.30am / Grade 7  Starts at 10.00am 
  • Location: All games are played at Fergusson Park in Tilby Drive , Matua

Draw: Draws can be found here


We play in the rain but the decision to cancel will be based on how bad the fields are.

If it is cancelled it will be posted on our Website & Facebook page at 7.30am on Saturday morning and WaiBOP Cancellation page. 


  • Emerald green shorts
  • Green socks
  • Shin pads are compulsory
  • Football boots or trainers
  • The club supplies all shirts

Parents' Participation

Parents participation is important and encouraged, please provide positive encouragement to the players. Please be a Good Sport Parent.

Coordinators - For more information contact your grade coordinator. Click here for our list of coordinator contact information. 

This is your club and will only succeed with your input. The committee are volunteers most of whom started out with their children at first kicks football. 

Enjoy the season with your children, contribute to their enjoyment and join the Otumoetai Football Club family!