AGE GRADES

All players are to compete within their own age grade, which for the 2017 season, will be:

FIRST KICKS - kids born in 2011 or earlier
7th GRADE - kids born in 2010
8th GRADE - kids born in 2009
9th GRADE - kids born in 2008
10th GRADE - kids born in 2007
11th GRADE - kids born in 2006
12th GRADE - kids born in 2005
13th GRADE - kids born in 2004
14th GRADE - kids born in 2003

CANCELLATIONS

Go to Capital Football for information about cancellations. When possible, with sufficient notice, cancellation information will be posted on the MIRAMAR RANGERS A.F.C. Facebook page. In most cases your team's coach and manager will know what's going on.

WELLINGTON AGE GRADE, NON-PREMIER COMPETITION

All non-premier-league teams play in Capital Football's Wellington Combined competition. These teams play against other Wellington-based clubs (such as Brooklyn, Island Bay and Seatoun) and are usually configured so that players can be teamed with their friends and school mates. There is an emphasis on participation, teamwork and fun.

Age grade games take place at different locations around Wellington on Saturdays, with the most junior teams usually scheduled early in the day. Go to Competitions at Capital Football for information about fixtures for your grade/team.

JUNIOR PREMIER LEAGUE AND TRIALS

The top two teams in each grade, are entered in Capital Football's Junior Premier League (previously the Travel League). The Premier League represents the highest quality football and is comprised of the region's strongest teams. Premier League fixtures take place around Wellington and potentially (depending on the other teams in the league) as far away as Otaki and the Wairarapa. Go to Competitions at Capital Football for information about fixtures for your grade/team.

The top two teams are chosen from trials at the beginning of each season. All players are welcome to trial and our strongest players are encouraged to do so.

For more information about trials and Junior Premier League commitments, see the Policies + Regulations page.


7th + 8th GRADE

ELIGIBLE: Kids turning 7
(for 7th Grade) or 8 (for 8th Grade) during the 2017 calendar year
TEAM SIZE: 5 a-side
PITCH SIZE: 20x30m approx
SATURDAY GAMES: 4 x 10 min
PREMIER LEAGUE TRIALS: No

8th Grade Garnets, 2016

8th Grade Garnets, 2016

CLUB-FUNDED INDOOR TRAINING:
Yes - at the Wellington Indoor Sports Centre, Newtown from Queens Birthday Weekend to the end of the season (TBC).
7th Grade on Mondays
8th Grade on Tuesdays

CLUB-FUNDED TOURNAMENTS:
Yes - Wynton Rufer at Stop Out in May (2 x teams per grade)

7th GRADE MANAGER:
TBC

8th GRADE MANAGER:
Maria Moran

9th + 10th GRADE

ELIGIBLE: Kids turning 9 (or 9th Grade) or 10 (for 10th Grade) during the 2017 calendar year
TEAM SIZE: 7 a-side
PITCH SIZE: 50x30m approx
SATURDAY GAMES: 2 x 25 min
PREMIER LEAGUE TRIALS: Yes

10th Grade Hobbits, 2016

10th Grade Hobbits, 2016

CLUB-FUNDED INDOOR TRAINING:
Yes - on Wednesdays at the Wellington Indoor Sports Centre, Newtown from Queens Birthday Weekend to the end of the season (TBC).

CLUB-FUNDED TOURNAMENTS:
Yes - Wynton Rufer at Stop Out in May (2 x teams per grade) and the Douglas Villa in Masterton in September (2 x teams per grade)

9th GRADE MANAGER:
Jackie Delaney

10th GRADE MANAGER:
Erica Strik

11th + 12th GRADE

ELIGIBLE: Kids turning 11 (for 11th Grade) or 12 (for 12th Grade) during the 2017 calendar year
TEAM SIZE: 9 a-side
PITCH SIZE: 60x45m approx
SATURDAY GAME: 50 min
PREMIER LEAGUE TRIALS: Yes

12th Grade Glory, 2016

12th Grade Glory, 2016

CLUB-FUNDED INDOOR TRAINING:
No. Teams train outdoors at Miramar Park.

CLUB-FUNDED TOURNAMENTS:
Yes - Kapiti at KCU at Easter (1 per grade - usually As), Wyton Rufer at Stop Out in May (11th Grade only) and the Douglas Villa in Masterton in September (2 x teams per grade - usually As + one other)

11th GRADE MANAGER:
Bridget Kidd

12th GRADE MANAGER:
Neil Honeyman

13th + 14th GRADE

ELIGIBLE: Kids turning 13 (for 13th Grade) or 14 (for 14th Grade) during the 2017 calendar year
TEAM SIZE: 11 a-side
PITCH SIZE: full pitch
SATURDAY GAME: 60/70 min
PREMIER LEAGUE TRIALS: Yes

13th Grade Premier A, 2016

13th Grade Premier A, 2016

CLUB-FUNDED INDOOR TRAINING:
No. Teams train outdoors at Miramar Park.

CLUB-FUNDED TOURNAMENTS:
Yes - Kapiti at KCU at Easter (1 per grade - usually As) and the Douglas Villa in Masterton in September (2 x teams per grade - usually As + one other)

13th GRADE MANAGER:
Lia Moon

14th GRADE MANAGER:
Chris Purchas


AGE GRADE DISPENSATIONS

Any player who wishes to play outside their age grade (either up or down a grade), must apply to Capital Football for a dispensation. This is a reasonably involved process and together, the player, caregivers and Club should feel confident that there is good reason for applying. For more information about Capital Football's dispensation criteria and process, click here.