An introductory football programme for players aged 4 to 7 years.

2021 Season: Begins in April

Programme Details

Our 2020 Mini-Kickers programme begins with an introductory session on Saturday June 6 – 9am to 10am at the Matamata Domain.

Register HERE.

It is for players aged 4 to 7, with a year of birth of 2016 to 2013 (dispensations are available for slightly younger and slightly older players. Please ask here).


Parent Help

  • We need parent help to assist with coaching and the setting up of the fields.
  • Coaching is easy and no prior football knowledge is required. Each coach will be provided with easy-to-follow session instructions every week and full support & training is also available. We hope to have some senior players helping out, but it would also be great if a good number of parents were involved too.
  • Please contact Dwayne Barlow if you can help – on 021 993 832 or


Dates for the season

  • Sessions run from 9am to 10am every Saturday morning.
  • Term 2 Mini-kickers will run from June 6 to July 4.
  • Term 3 Mini-kickers will resume on July 25 and will run through to September 12.

Playing Uniform

  • Mini-kickers players require shin pads and suitable footwear, ideally football boots, only.
  • Players will be provided with playing shirts each week.
  • Players are not required to wear black Swifts shorts and socks (any colour will be fine). 

Session Information

When you arrive please check the team list by the clubrooms to ensure your child is registered. If your child’s name is not on the list please see one of the organisers so we can ensure you are correctly registered. Visit our Junior Registration page for information on how to register to play in 2020.

Week 1 – June 6

  • Each player will be given a football, which is theirs to keep and bring to Mini-Kickers every week.
  • Players will then be placed in groups and will then run through model sessions, which will include several skill-based drills and small-sided games. This is so players – and their parents – become familiar with how sessions will run during terms 2 and 3.

From Week 2

  • Each session will consist of several skill-based exercises, before ending with small-sided games.

CANCELLATIONS: Visit our Facebook page here to find out if the weather has won this weekend.

Player of the Day awards will be presented every Saturday at the conclusion of the mini-kickers session. Please assemble next to the clubrooms for this.

Playing groups/grades

  • Players are graded initially based on their Year of Birth.
  • For example, 7th Grade players are those who were born in 2013 (and have, or will, turn seven this year).
  • So when you hear us talk about 7th Grade, 6th Grade and so on, this is what we mean.

General Information

If your child is interested in playing please register HERE or turn up at the Matamata Domain at 8.45am on Saturday June 6 so we can complete their registration before the session begins. The registration fee is $25 for the season and all players will be given a football to keep, which they must also bring to each Mini-Kickers session.


For more information contact Dwayne Barlow here.


Programme Contact

Dwayne Barlow (021 993 832)

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