News – First Kicks Info 2022

Welcome to another season of Pukekohe AFC First Kicks football (4-6 yr olds born 2016-2018) at A & P Showgrounds.

Season

Parents – please have your child at the A & P Showgrounds at 8.30am on Saturday 14th May 2022.

On arrival, check what pod your child is in. This will be displayed on the large board that will be erected by the BBQ, then queue in the correct Pod line to receive your childs club t shirt.  We will be issuing t shirts to all Pod children that have PAID fees.  Please Note:  Children that have not paid fees, will not be issued a t shirt.

After your child has received their t shirt, then they can make your way to the correct Pod flag.  The first games will start at 9.00am and the session will run until 10.00am.

Fees

Any fees owed we would appreciate you to settle this amount owing, prior to the day (please pay via internet banking).

First Kicks Fee $90

Pukekohe AFC
ASB Pukekohe
12-3023-0040770-00

Please use ‘player’s full name’ and ‘date of birth’ and ‘Fees’ as a payment reference.

Organiser

This year Arran Parker has taken over the Management of our Club First Kicks programme.  He will be available every Saturday if you have any questions.  He will be wearing a Hot Pink Hi Viz Vest – look out for him.  There will be a range of Pukekohe AFC Volunteers on the day who will be there to help guide you.

Uniforms

All children playing (regardless of age) require shin pads and soccer boots.  These can be purchased from Warehouse, Rebel, Stirling Sports Pukekohe (any brand).

Children are also required to provide their own Pukekohe AFC Maroon Nike club shorts and Maroon Nike Club socks.  These can only be purchased from Stirling Sports Pukekohe.  (Only our club Nike shorts and socks are permitted please). A voucher exclusively to Pukekohe AFC will be made available for download on the website from next week.

Club t shirts will need to be returned at the end of the season.

Sausage Sizzle

We will have a Sausage Sizzle running with drinks for sale.

We currently have some 2nd hand boots available for sale or swap.  Either purchase a pair of second hand boots for $5 or bring a pair of boots your child has grown out of and swap for a larger pair for free.  We would be most grateful of your donation of smaller boots to the club to replenish our stocks.

Wet Weather Updates

On occasion the fields will be closed due to wet weather.

To check if play will continue on any given Saturday morning please phone our

‘Southern Small Whites Wet Weather Line’ and listen to the message:  027 483 4078.  Please do not leave a message on this phone as it is not checked regularly.

Help Needed

We are still requiring parental assistance on all Pods please.  We have some awesome volunteers, mostly players from our Club who give up their time to come and coach your children. However, to make the programme successful and enjoyable for your child, we need more helpers!  You do not need to have any football knowledge as skill sheets are easy to follow and training is provided.  It is simple to have fun with the kids.

Please talk to your Pod Co-Ordinator (Yellow Hi viz vest) if you are able to assist or speak with Arran Parker (First Kicks Co-Ordinator Hot Pink Hi viz vest).

For any other information please contact secretary@pukekohafc.com

The Pukekohe AFC Committee hope you enjoy your First Kicks time with us and hopefully an uninterrupted season.