We all have a role to play in keeping our young footballers safe.

New concussion guidelines from ACC have come into effect at the start of the 2024 winter sports season.

These are designed to improve the health outcomes and wellbeing for all people who play community sport by introducing a standardised approach to managing concussion.

You’ll find ACC’s National Guidelines HERE:

Please familiarise yourself with them and know where to find them for future reference.
We will store these images and links in our Team Toolkit area (under the Coach and Referee resources menu).

2024 – New Coaching courses

New Coach education courses are now available

OJFC supports the continuous development of our coaches at all levels of the game. Please see the upcoming NZF courses to be facilitated by Capital Football.

NZF Junior Level 1 – Practical. This course is designed for coaches with teams in U9-U12 is is the next step in the coaching pathway once you have completed the Fundamental course (formerly Introduction to Junior Coaching).

When: Monday 13th May. 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Capital Football Offices, Memorial Park (Bracken St) Petone.

NZF Youth Level 1 – Practical. This course is designed for coaches with teams in U13-U15.

When: Monday 10th June. 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Capital Football Offices, Memorial Park (Bracken St) Petone.

If you register for either of these courses, please let your Grade Coordinator know. OJFC will pay course costs.

You’ll find more info of upcoming courses here on Capital Football’s website.

Club Administrator Role

OJFC is seeking to hire a Club Administrator to assist with the efficient operation and administration of our club.

This role seeks a candidate who possesses great organisational and communication skills, has competent computer skills, is trustworthy and may have knowledge of book keeping and financial management. You will support the OJFC committee in the smooth running of OJFC programmes as well as our Club Treasurer with invoicing and payments.

It is anticipated this role will take between 2-4 hours per week, depending on the time of the season and associated tasks/duties.

A detailed job description, can be found here: OJFC Club Administrator

If you are interested in more info or applying for the role, then please e-mail our Club Secretary (Stephanie) Applications close Thursday 9th May.

2024 – Introduction to Junior Coaching course

For all new Fun Football Coaches

What we have previously known as the Introduction to Junior Coaching has been renamed by NZF to “Fun-damentals of Junior Coaching“. This course is targeted for Fun Football Coaches (First Kicks, U7 and U8 grades). If you are coaching in other grades and have not completed this course then you will still find it valuable as a foundation before moving to higher coaching awards. Onslow Junior Football Club expects all of its Coaches to have completed this course once and are offering an opportunity to complete the practical component “in-house”.

This is an informative course facilitated by Capital Football, aiming to enable Coaches with skills to organise a safe and fun football session that players will not only enjoy, but learn from too. This practical course runs in conjunction with an online component.

Content covered:

  • The role of the game leader / coach
  • Introduction to football games and activities
  • Meeting the needs of junior footballers
  • Learner resources
  • Coaching plans
  • Learning the rules of the game

If you have signed up to Coach this season, or just thinking about it, then you will need to complete this course.

When: Wednesday 1st May

Where: Crofton Downs Primary School, Chartwell Drive

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Cost: FREE

Register: Register with NZ Football, via this link

Use this link if you are registering for the online course. It is recommended you do the online course before the practical course

Please let your Grade Coordinator know when you have registered.

2024 Women’s Coaching Courses

Happening this week…

As a part of Girls and Women’s month, Capital Football are excited to be running 2x coaching courses specifically for females and being run by females!

If the timing of these doesn’t work with your calendar, don’t worry as Capital Football plan on running these again in different locations and at different times during the year.

At OJFC we want ALL of our coaches to have undertaken the Intro to Junior Coaching course before the start of the season….take this opportunity if you can. From U9 grade onwards, it is very useful to have the NZF Junior Level 1 award too.

NZF Junior Level 1
🏃‍♀️ Females 13+
📆 Monday 11 March
🕑 6:00pm-9:00pm
📍 Capital Football Office, Petone

Register here in COMET for NZF Junior Level 1.

Intro to Junior Coaching
🏃‍♀️ Females 13+
📆 Monday 17 March
🕑 10:00am-12:00pm
📍 Capital Football Office, Petone

Register here in COMET for Intro to Junior Coaching.

2024 Information Evening

Join us to find out more information about the upcoming season

Please join us on Wednesday 10th April (7:30pm), at Crofton Downs Primary School for an overview of the upcoming football season. The session is designed to give you the information you’ll need to get on with your season.

Our Fun Football Grades (FK, U7, U8) will get into the nuts and bolts of what to expect each session – how it will run, where it is held, what you will need, how you can help. We will also discuss why we run the sessions the way we do.

Our Mini and Youth Football Grades (U9 – U15) will go over some basics of the season ahead – weekly games, practices, participating as player, volunteer, spectator…and plenty more!

There will be an opportunity for Q + A at each session.

The evening will be facilitated by our Club Captain, Justin Snarski, along with help from our Grade Coordinators.

Please RSVP your intent to attend, by emailing your Grade Coordinator.

2024 Coach the Coaches

Our Coaching Coordinator, Merrick Keenan will be facilitating three workshops designed for all our coaches (both new and returning).

Merrick will cover a range of topics – from the practical aspects of planning and progressing your team’s training throughout the season, to tips on how to connect, engage and inspire your footballers, all aligned with the Onslow Way and R.I.S.E principals. We encourage attendance to all dates if you can make them.

Session One:

Sunday 17 March

  • 9:00am – 10:00am First Kicks, U7, U8
  • 10:30am – 11:30am U9, U10
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm U11 – U15

Session Two (postponed to below date/times):

Sunday 7 April

  • 9:00am – 10:00am First Kicks, U7, U8
  • 10:30am – 11:30am U9, U10
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm U11-U15

Session Three:

Sunday 28 April

  • 9:00am – 10:00am First Kicks, U7, U8
  • 10:30am – 11:30am U9, U10
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm U11-U15

Session Four (just added):

Sunday 12 May

  • 12:00pm – 12:50pm First Kicks, U7, U8
  • 1:00pm – 1:50pm U9, U10
  • 2:00pm – 2:50pm U11-U15

If you have volunteered to coach this year or are thinking about putting your hand up to help your team, we encourage you to attend.

Venue: Nairnville Artificial Turf, Cockayne Road.

Cost: FREE

Any questions, please contact Merrick  


2024 Registrations are OPEN!

2024 Registrations are OPEN!

We are now accepting registrations from all players turning 5-15 years, for this year’s winter football season


Boys and Girls have the option of playing in the Mixed competition, played on Saturdays.

Boys and Girls turning 5 or 6 this year can register for First Kicks, played on Sundays.

Girls have the option of playing in the Girls Football competition, played on Sundays.

For grading information on our grades or to work out what option(s) your footballer may have CLICK HERE.

Join the fun, make some new friends, learn some exciting new skills, be part of a team.

2024 Term 1 Player Development Programme

Registrations for our Term 1 PDP are now open – with the first sessions in the week starting Feb 12th.

We have options for open training, committed training for players wanting to prepare for the new season, girls only and goal keeping.

You’ll find more information on the sessions, schedule and costs here

2024 – January Holiday Programme

You’ll find details and the registration form for our January School Holiday Programme HERE.

Sign In to Register via our Friendly Manager portal.

If you were a registered footballer for the 2023 season you will have received a login when you completed your registration.

If you don’t have a 2023 season registration, you can still Register via the same link above.

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