Football

TEACHER IN CHARGE:  Mr Danny Warrilow.  [email protected] 

COMPETITIONS:  

Football runs throughout Terms 2 and 3 at Tauranga Boys’ College. There is some pre-season training in Term 1 for players who believe they are capable of making the 1st XI squad. 

The 1st XI now runs separately from our senior competitive teams on a Saturday and plays a number of inter school fixtures throughout the year including exchanges, NZSS qualification games, Super 8 and Nationals.

Our senior teams will continue in the Baywide Youth League on a Saturday morning. This league is for players under the age of nineteen. Generally the league comprises other Bay of Plenty schools' 1st XI teams and our Junior A team.

The top junior team - the 16 best in-form Year 9 and Year 10 players that compete for the school will also have various inter-school fixtures and host the NZSS Hillsdene Trophy which is part of the New Zealand Secondary Schools' Winter Tournament Week held in late August/early September. 

Our Year 9 and 10 teams (excluding Junior A) play in the Western Bay of Plenty Under 14/15 Grade leagues on a Saturday morning. 

We run an inter school football league throughout Terms 2 and 3. This is a seven-a-side format with squads no bigger than 10. Juniors play on a Wednesday and seniors on a Friday after school. Included in fees for this league will be a personalised, replica shirt with the player's name and selected number on the back to keep, as well as a football and pair of goalkeeper gloves for each team. 

As of 2022, we will be running a Referee Academy where boys have the opportunity to develop their officiating skills and consider refereeing as a viable option to move up in the game. This program will be supported by WaiBOP and our in-house qualified referee Mr Orchard. Student referees will be paid to officiate games, starting at intra school level moving up to officiating at tournaments as they become more competent. 

TRAINING: Generally, teams train once a week after school.

VENUES: Training at Tauranga Boys’ College’s Southey Field. Matches are at various venues, generally around Tauranga, but also the wider Bay of Plenty (Whakatane, Rotorua and Taupo). Tauranga Boys’ College’s home grounds are Southey Field and Waipuna Park.

UNIFORM: Physical Education uniform or football kit for training. Playing shirts for all the senior and junior Saturday teams are supplied. Players outside the 1st XI play in Physical Education shorts and Tauranga Boys’ College football socks (available from the Uniform Shop).

EQUIPMENT: Football boots, shin pads, Physical Education shorts and football socks.

PARENT HELP: Parents interested in helping as coaches or managers, senior and junior teams, can contact the Teacher in Charge. This assistance is essential and greatly appreciated.

REGISTRATIONS: This is done via the Comet website. Existing players should 'roll over' their membership themselves. New players will be provided with a link to register. 

COSTS: The fees for Football depend on what level a student is playing. Each student would pay one of the following fees;

Junior Saturday Football $110

Junior Intra School Football League $80, including personalised replica shirt

Senior Saturday Football $110

Senior Intra School Football League $80, including personalised replica shirt

These charges cover competition fees, referee payments, playing shirts, subsidised van transport and the purchase of additional equipment. 1st XI and Junior A members will have additional charges added to their school account for tournament travel, accommodation and food at a later date. Parents involved in coaching or managing may have their son(s) fees subsidised or waived depending on their role.