About Nelson Bays 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 April through to early September each year and includes First Kicks (5 and 6 year olds), Fun Football (7 and 8 year olds), Junior Football (9 to 12 year olds), Youth Football (13 to 18 year olds) and Senior Men and Senior Women.

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

9th Grade -  2x 20 minute halves on a Junior sized pitch, 7 a-side.

10th Grade -  2 x 25 minute halves on a Junior sized pitch, 7 a-side.

11th/12th Grade - 2 x 30 minute halves on an Intermediate sized pitch, 9 a-side.

13th/14th Grade -  2 x 35 minute halves on a Youth Modified sized pitch, 11 a-side.

15/16th Grade - 2x 40 minute halves on a Senior sized pitch, 11 a-side