Player development program

Greenhithe FC has a proud history of producing exceptional Junior/Youth players. To fulfill this tradition, GFC uses a modern football philosophy delivered through a year-long periodized plan, developing players with consistency from year to year. The club is extremely proud of providing an exciting development program while maintaining the lowest fees.

Greenhithe Alumni include the likes of current and past All Whites, age group All whites as well as a number of Regional Representatives. Year on year, our teams represent our club in a number of tournaments, regularly placing in the top 3.

Development Squads (Grades 9-12)

The development squad comprises 1-2 teams in each grade made up of players selected at the trials. All players wishing to play Development Football will be required to attend trials.

Players in the development team must:

  • Commit to 2 trainings per week, plus 1 game day
  • Runs from Term 1/2/3 with optional term 4
  • One training session per week will be a Skill centre session taken by a JL3 qualified coach, the other by the team coach.
  • Annual coaching fee.

The trainings will be based on the clubs 4 year Junior Program to provide consistent development from year to year. This program is developed under the guidelines of the NZF Skill centre program. 

If during the season, changes are desired for the benefit of the player, the Club will seek to address this where ever possible.

Youth Programme (Grades 13-17)

Youth players wanting to play at a competitive level will be placed into squads based on trials by the DOF and the coach of the selected team.

Players in our competitive youth teams must:

  • Commit to 2/3 trainings per week plus 1 game day
  • Runs from Term 1,2,3 with optional term 4
  • Training will be taken by a Professional coach
  • Annual coaching fee.

Each training is executed based on our 4 year Youth development program.

Additionally, the top players in each grade can be submitted to be assessed for Regional representation (NFF Comets). Those that excel in the later age groups (15 &U17) have also been selected for the men's NRFL First/Reserve team training & games.