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About Nelson Football

In November 2007 the structure of football administration and operation in Nelson underwent some significant changes with the setting up of a new body, The Nelson Bays Football District Executive, which effectively encompasses all the operations and responsibilities of three formerly separate organisations – Nelson Junior Football Assn Inc, Nelson Football Assn and Nelson Women’s Football Assn.

 

A General Manager has been appointed, since that time, to oversee the day to day running of football in the Nelson District with this also providing a direct line of communication to Mainland Football.

 

Nelson Bays Football employs experienced Football Coaches to deliver high quality coaching programmes to Junior Footballers of all ages, at various venues around the District.

 

The football season typically runs from early April through to early September each year and includes midgets (5 and 6 year olds), fun football (7 and 8 year olds), junior football (9 to 17 year olds) and senior men and senior women.

 

Game times for the previous season are as follows (but these times may be amended at the start of a new season).

First Kicks and Fun Football - as organised by the local club

9th Grade - teams meet on the field at 9.15am to complete a proper exercise of Fundamental Movement and Football Technique per the Whole of Football Plan. Games commence at 9.30am. Typically 9th grade teams play in clusters of 4 teams and will play 2 games of 25 minutes duration on a junior sized pitch, 7 a-side.

10th Grade - Kick off at 10.30am, 2 x 25 minute halves on a Junior sized pitch, 7 a-side.

11th Grade - Kick off at 10.30am, 2 x 25 minute halves on an Intermediate sized pitch, 9 a-side.

12th Grade - Kick off at 9.15am, 2 x 30 minute halves on an Intermediate sized pitch, 9-side.

13th Grade - Kick off at 10.45am, 2 x 30 minute halves on a Senior sized pitch, 11 a-side.

14th Grade - Kick off at 10.45am, 2 x 35 minute halves on a Senior sized pitch, 11 a-side.

Under 17 Grade - Kick off at 9am, 2 x 40 minute halves on a Senior sized pitch, 11 a-side.

Under 19 Grade - Kick off at 9am, 2 x 40 minute halves on a Senior sized pitch, 11 a-side

Junior Girls 10th Grade - Kick off at 11.30am, 2 x 25 minute halves on a Junior sized pitch, 7 a-side.

Intermediate Girls 12th Grade - Kick off at 11.30am, 2 x 30 minute halves on an Intermediate sized pitch, 9 a-side.

 

Mens Division 2, 3, 4 Kick off at 1.15pm

Mens Division 1 and Senior Women Kick off at 3pm