Welcome to the First Kicks programme for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade players at Northern Rovers Football Club.

Grades in football are determined by the year of birth.

For 2023, 4th Grade is for kids born in 2018, 5th Grade is born 2017, 6th Grade is born 2016, 7th Grade is born 2015, and 8th Grade is born 2014. Note in football, 7th Grade for example is the same as G7, Under-7, or U7. So you may see the grade called different things but the number remains the same.

All our 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 year olds, boys and girls are placed in a programme called First Kicks. First Kicks runs throughout Term 2 and Term 3 (school terms).  Players will be placed in teams by friendship groups/schools within their age grade. They have a training session for 50 mins once a week where they participate in fun skill sessions, and mini games.

Each First Kicks player has one training per week, and one game per week. Trainings are fixed as per the schedule below, but parents can choose either Fridaynight or Saturday morning for games. We will make team allocations based on the chosen game day, friendship groups/ schools within their age grade. So if your child wants to play with a specific friend group, the whole team will need to choose either a Friday or Saturday game day.