Grade Information

Pukerua Bay Soccer Club offers the full range of age grade competitions, from First Kicks for 4-6 year olds, right through to youth football up to 15th grade (depending on number of players). Our competitions are mixed, with boys and girls playing together in the same competitions.

We have occasionally had a girls-only team in the Sunday or summer girls-only competitions, depending on the number of players. Please contact us if you have a girl who would prefer to play in a girls-only team.

Pukerua Bay club is also part of Waikanae AFC’s Kotahitanga Waikanae Talent Development Programme along with all the other clubs on the Kapiti coast. It is available to all players in Grades 13-15, players born 2006 – 2009.

Junior Framework

This season Capital Football (and all the clubs in the region) operates under New Zealand Football’s Whole of Football Plan

The Junior Framework ensures that every child entering the game will take part in training and games that are tailored to his or her stage of football development — physical, mental, emotional/social and technical/tactical. It draws on proven football development programmes from around the world. The Junior Framework provides children with a fun and rewarding experience at every stage, while developing their skills as football players.

There are three stages in the Junior Framework: 

For more information, you can read a summary brochure for parents.

For a summary of the whole player development pathway you can download our National Player Development Framework.