Welcome to our Youth information page

Our Youth grades are specially designed for both boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 yrs old. Games are played on various fields across the North Shore and West Auckland as announced by the Northern Football Federation. 

Please see their website, www.nff.org.nz for detailed maps and ground locations.

13th grade to under 17's play on a full size field with full size goals. The game is approximately: 60minutes for 13th grade

  • 70minutes for 14th grade 
  • 80minutes for 15th grade 
  • 90minutes for 16th & 17th grade

Games usually play at:

  • 12pm for 13th grade
  • 12pm or 1pm for 14th grade
  • 1pm or 2.45pm for 15th/16th/17th grade

The team sizes are usually between 14 to 16. There are 11 players on the field at a time including a goalkeeper.

Each player should be wearing Albany shirt, shorts and socks for their game.  If you have not yet purchased this, or don’t have one from last year (or handed down from a sibling), please see here. Players must also be wearing shin pads and boots for their game – these can be purchased at any sporting outlet, however we recommend going to Ultra Football Albany, and shopping our recommended products by selecting "Club" on their website, "Albany United FC" then using access code AUFC20.

Have a question for us? Email us at youth@albanyunited.org

Youth Information

Junior & Youth Committee

Mike Sanders - Youth Coordinator

My name is Mike Sanders and I am the Youth Co-ordinator for the 2020 season looking after the U13-U17 grades.  I’ve been on the Junior Youth committee and the Management board of the club for the last 3 years. Where I have enjoyed being a parents voice and making a difference for the kids on the field. You will probably see me riding around on the quadbike  on a Saturday or at Tournaments helping my son Josh, (who currently plays in the U17 dev team and has been part of the Albany United family for the past 10 years)  set up for the first kicks and junior games on a Saturday. You can contact me anytime at mikes@albanyunited.org or youth@albanyunited.org

Josh Hunt - Junior Committee Chairman

Josh was voted into the role within the Junior Committee (which oversees First KicksJuniors & Youth Football) in 2020 bringing a strong organisational background in support of the Committee.  His prior involvement with the Club has been through supporting his son and daughter through winter and summer football.
Josh’s focus will be on working with the Committee to keep admin requirements light, and communications relevant, leaving players, parents, coaches and managers full energy to bring their pure passion for the game.

Contact Josh by email - JuniorChairman@albanyunited.org

Mark Harrison - Volunteers and Registrations Co-ordinator

Mark Harrison was new to the Club in 2019 when his 3 sons, one in 6th grade and twins in 9th grade, started. Mark took on Coaching his sons 9th grade team, and soon after joined our Committee and could often be found behind the BBQ at our Tournaments. Of course this lead to his daughter joining the Club as well for Summer Football in 2019. You'll find Mark on the field coaching both a 7th and 10th grade team this 2020 season.

Contact Mark by email - volunteer@albanyunited.org or registrations@albanyunited.org

Emma Rameil - Junior Secretary and Uniforms Co-ordinator

Although Emma didn’t play football herself the game was a regular feature in her life growing up. Many Saturday's were spent on the sideline watching her brother play and her Dad referee. Emma has been a member of Albany United since 2014 when her twins started playing in the 5th grade. She joined the committee late in 2019 and has taken on the role of secretary as well as working on uniform and apparel sales.

Contact Emma by email - juniorsecretary@albanyunited.org or uniforms@albanyunited.org

Garry Trewin - Club Captain

Garry has been part of the Junior Committee (which oversees First KicksJuniors & Youth Football) since 2017 and has held the role of Committee Chairman since 2018. His appointment to the role saw him nominated as McDonalds coach of the year for past 2 years and also as a finalist at the North Harbour Sports Excellence Awards 2019 in the category of Volunteer of The Year. As well as being part of the Junior Committee, Garry has helped playing for a couple of senior teams and coaches/supports junior teams.

Supports: Manchester United
Favourite Player: David Beckham

Contact Garry by email - Club Captain@albanyunited.org


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