FC Nelson First Kicks & Fun Football Skills

Our First Kicks & Fun Football Skills are an all year round fun based football and skill programme for our youngest footballers. We welcome everyone from 5 years old (some capable 4yrs old ok) who are wanting to take their first steps into the beautiful world of football in a fun and safe environment. 

We introduce some light skill training but focus predominantly on playing small sided games, which allows for a lot of touches on the ball for everyone. 

This is such a crucial age for us and we want to ensure we provide an awesome first football experience for everyone - to grow their love for the game. 


We provide year round (term 1 - term 4) training opportunities for boys and girls of this young age, to play and learn with their peers all while under the guidance of our qualified FC Nelson football coaches.


The First Kicks & Fun Football Skills runs on Wednesdays 4.00-5.00pm at Neale Park.

AGES - 5yrs - 7yrs (some capable 4yr olds)

TERM ONE: (Term One - only 4 weeks at the end of Term 1 due to NBS Summer School Football on Wednesday's)

Start:                       Wednesday 20th March 2024

End:                         Wednesday 10th April 2024

                                 4 weeks only Note: There is no training on public holidays


Start:                       Wednesday 1st May 2024

End:                         Wednesday 3rd July 2024

                                 Note: There is no training on public holidays


Start:                       Wednesday 24th July 2024

End:                         Wednesday 29th September 2024

                                 Note: There is no training on public holidays


Start:                       Wednesday 16th October 2024

End:                         Wednesday 18th December 2024

                                 Note: There is no training on public holidays

Times:                      Wednesday - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm                     

Venue:                      Neale Park - North Road end

Fee:                          Term 1 weeks only - $40 for the Term / Terms 2-4 - $85 for the Term 

Registration:           Fill in the form below to register for the current term


Your child will need the following items:

  • Shin pads – these are compulsory (safety reasons)         
  • Football socks
  • Shorts  
  • Football boots
  • Water Bottle


Places are not confirmed until payment is made.

Please pay through stripe using the Registration Link

During the season our additional programmes will run on a Saturday mornings (term 2&3)

In term 2 & term 3 we additionally offer Saturday First kicks (4 - 6 yrs) and Fun Football (7 - 8 yrs)

More info here -    Winter Season First Kicks      Winter Season Fun Football

The Phoenix PAC (Skill Centre 8 - 13yrs) and our First Kicks & Fun Football (Skill Centre 5 - 7yrs) are at the base of our Junior and Youth Development structure, which feeds into our Academy.


Any questions please contact Tj Hansen our director of Football at tj@fcnelson.co.nz 

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