COVID-19: Move to Alert Level 2, 23rd June 2021

Following the NZ Government’s COVID-19 Alert Level 2 announcement today, please read on for the impact on training and games planned during this time of heightened alert level.


Team training can continue at Nairnville Turf, as the player numbers are below the gathering size cap for Alert Level 2. This is a busy space though, so please adhere to the below recommendations:

  • No entry for spectators onto the Nairnville Turf
  • Coaches – help us to reduce any potential congestion at the ground – please adjust your training start time so your training starts 5 minutes after regular scheduled time.
  • Coaches – please ensure your training finishes on time, and teams exit the turf promptly
  • Coaches – please maintain a record of attendance
  • Contact tracing on arrival to Nairnville Park
  • Hand sanitizing on arrival/departure
  • Players are dropped off/enter the turf at the gate nearest the courts/rec centre on Cockayne Road
  • Players are collected from/depart the turf near the playground end
  • Players who are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 or are generally unwell are asked to stay home
  • BYO water bottle. Do not use the drinking fountain at the ground
  • Avoid touch points where possible
  • Refrain from handshakes and high fives


  • Coaches – please maintain a record of attendance
  • Contact tracing on arrival to Nairnville Park
  • Hand sanitizing on arrival/departure
  • Players who are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 or are generally unwell are asked to stay home
  • BYO water bottle. Do not use the drinking fountain at the ground


Grades U9 – U14/15

At this time games are still scheduled to play, however Capital Football is working through potential scenarios for this weekend and have yet to make a final decision on matches. We are expecting an update from Capital Football tomorrow afternoon (24th June) and will act accordingly once we receive the update. Expect another e-mail from OJFC tomorrow evening with advice for this weekend’s fixtures.

First Kicks (FK) and Fun Football Grades (U7-U8)

Your Grade Coordinators are currently re-planning this weekend’s scheduled sessions so that they adhere to Alert Level 2 restrictions. Once these plans are in place, your Grade Coordinator will be in touch.


If you were planning on attending the Introduction to Junior Coaching course at Crofton Downs school this weekend, please note that it has been postponed. Another date is yet to be arranged.


Capital Football Website           

OJFC Website                            

NZ Govt COVID-19 Website      

We appreciate your patience as we work through this and will keep you up to date with information as soon as we have it.

Stay safe and well

2021 Intro to Junior Coaching course POSTPONED

Following the move to Alert Level 2 for the Greater Wellington Region, this course has been postponed. NEW DATE TO BE ADVISED

Join us this weekend along with Capital Football, for an NZF Introduction to Junior Coaching course.

If you’re new to junior football and/or coaching young players for the first time this year, then this is the course for you. Aimed specifically for First Kicks and Fun Football (grades U7 and U8), this is an informative and fun course combining both theoretical and practical elements of the junior coach’s role.

Course Details:

When: Sunday June 27th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Where: Crofton Downs School Hall, Chartwell Drive, Crofton Downs

Registration: Register HERE in Comet

Cost: FREE for OJFC coaches

July School Holiday Program

Looking for something to do these July school holidays?

We’re offering morning training sessions at Nairnville turf, run by our Coaching Director , Milan Bartosz. All players will be grouped by age and ability.

For more information or to register – please click HERE

July School Holiday Program:

Week 1: Mon 12th – Fri 15th U11-U15 All levels, born 2006-2010, 9am-12pm. Friday game day 9-10:30am

Week 2: Mon 17th – Fri 23rd U7-U10 All levels, born 2011-2014, 9am-12pm. Friday game day 9-10:30am

$30/session, $15/game day session.

Any questions?

Regarding the program – contact Milan

Regarding payments – contact Rachel:

2021 Junior Level One coaches course

Coaching this season?

Register now for the Junior Level One coaches award.

A great course delivered by Capital Football, for those wanting to develop their coaching skills as well as develop their knowledge and understanding of working effectively with junior players.

When? Monday 17th May 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where? North Wellington Clubrooms (newly built Waiora Hub), Alex Moore Park, Bannister Ave, Johnsonville

Cost? OJFC will cover the course fees

Who? Any OJFC coach from grade U7 upwards. If you’re a First Kicks coach wanting an extension, please register also.

How? Register online via this Comet link

Please e-mail your Grade Coordinator to let them know you have registered.

If you have already done this course and are seeking to further extend your coaching capabilities, keep an eye out for an upcoming Junior Level Two course. Details to be announced soon.

2021 Intro to Refereeing Course

Calling all 2021 volunteer referees!

Please join us this Friday for an introductory refereeing course, delivered by Jamie Cross from Capital Football.

This course will cover all the basics of refereeing and is recommended for all new referees, as well as those returning who would like a refresher.

Friday 9th April, 7-9pm. Hosted by OJFC, in the Community Room at Nairnville Recreation Centre.

This course is free – just sign up using this link in comet.

2021 Pre-Season Coaching Clinics

A reminder for our Coaches of our upcoming Coaching sessions, to be held at Nairnville Turf.

Week 1 – Sunday March 21st

4-5pm – First Kicks, U7 and U8 Coaches

5:30 – 6:30pm – U9 and U10 Coaches

7-8pm – U11 – U15 Coaches

Week 2 – Sunday March 28th

10-11am – First Kicks, U7 and U8 Coaches

11:30 – 1pm – U9 and U10 Coaches

1:30 -3pm – U11 – U15 Coaches

If you’re an existing OJFC Coach or considering volunteering to coach this season, please come along to these sessions.

Please RSVP to your Grade Coordinator or, email

April School Holiday Development Programme

OJFC invite you to register now for our April School Holiday Development Programme.

Week 1 (Monday 19th – Friday 23rd) U10-U15 All levels. Born 2006-2011. 9am – 12pm. Friday Game Day: 9am – 10:30am/10:30am-12pm

Week 2 (Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th) U7-U9 All levels. Born 2012-2014. 9am – 12pm. Friday Game Day: 9am – 10:30am.

$30/session Monday – Thursday. $15 Game Day sessions


2021 First Kicks Grade Coordinator

Position Now Filled

Can you help?

OJFC First Kicks needs your help. We are currently seeking a volunteer (ideally a parent or guardian with a child in the First Kicks grade) to help administratively coordinate the grade.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Allocating players to teams
  • Gear distribution to team managers and coaches
  • Weekly draw

The First Kicks administrative grade coordinator would also have the assistance of another parent volunteer who will set up and run the Sunday game days, as well as OJFC’s coaching coordinator.

Full support will be given by other members of the OJFC Committee, to assist with any training and questions that may arise.

If you’d like to know more, please e-mail

2021 Information Evening

Join us on Thursday 4th March at Crofton Downs School for an information evening ahead of the 2021 season. Here you’ll find out about our plans for Fun Football (First Kicks, U7, U8), as well as Mini and Youth Football for our older grades. We will also talk stream team trials for those in U9 and above – what it means, how the trials work and the team selection process. Players are welcome to attend too.

Session times:

  • 7-7:45pm – First Kicks, U7 and U8 grades
  • 8-9:30pm – Grades U9 and upwards

2021 Winter Season Registrations

Registrations for the 2021 winter season are open during the following time periods:
U7 to U15: 1 – 24 February.
First Kicks: 1 February – 10 March.

Click here for more information and online registration