Fun Football

Fun Football is the second stage in the Junior Framework, for 7–8 year olds.

Children turning 7 in the calendar year will be in Grade 7 and children turning 8 in the calendar year in Grade 8.

Girls are able to play in mixed grades — either in their age grade or down a grade if they prefer — and/or can play in the Girls Only Football League on Sundays. Ideally teams comprise of up to seven players.

The playing teams are 5 a side and do not include a goalkeeper, using a size 3 ball and on a ground 30m by 20m with goals that are 1 x 1 metre.

Fun Football will always be on Saturday mornings on a four week rotation.  Teams play “Game Days” on the Kapiti Coast (in Paekakariki, Parapaumu, Waikanae and Otaki) where Pukerua Bay teams play 4 games of 10 minutes duration against other Kapiti Coast teams. Games are generally at 9am–10am. Fun festival draws are published on Capital Football’s.

Fun Football focuses on increasing the skills of the players and their enjoyment of the game. Skills include general movement and coordination, football technique and football coordination.  The small sided games allow children to practice these skills in a team situation getting lots of touches on the ball in each game.