Academy trials are held at the beginning of each year.
Trials will be held on the following dates at Drury
Academy Trials are held at the beginning of each year.
Squad players train from February to December at one of the football facilities across Franklin. The training nights and location for each squad are determined by pitch and coach availability.
If selected to represent Franklin United this season, the cost to be involved are as follows:
Fees are now an annual amount which covers Terms 1-4.
The annual fee is $1,200 which covers coaching fees and club membership fees
(not training kit fee). The fee must be paid in full by 21st February 2020.
There is also the option for fees to be paid in 3 equal instalments at the start of
Terms 1, 2 & 3 (which will also cover Term 4) or by weekly APs so long as full
payment is received by 30th June.
Part-time players will pay the same coaching fees but Membership fees are paid
to their own club. They will receive the same benefits as a full-time Academy
player but will play game days for their respective club. There will be
opportunities for part-time players to play for Franklin United during season
and/or in tournaments.
SKILLS CENTRE PLUS refers to the Young FUs!
Young FUs are U9s and U10s players in 2020. We are aligning with NZ Football
to create pathways for our Junior players in their formative years.
The Young FUs fee is $400 for the year (Terms 1-4, excluding kit) for weekly
training sessions with FUYA coaches. They remain with their member clubs for
game day teams and pay their club membership to their member club as usual
(Drury, Pukekohe or Tuakau).
For payment plan information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For payments our bank account is:
Franklin United Football Club Incorporated
ASB Pukekohe – 12-3023-0044974-01
Value for Money
Just a quick rundown on what you get for the fees when you break it down to an hour of entertainment for our young footballers…
In a ten-week term you can go to three training sessions of 1.25 hours, that’s 37.5 hours of potential training in just one term. The term fee is $250 and so the training cost per hour is around $5.75. Of course, there’s the weekend game as well. (And before you ask, that drops it to well under $5 an hour!)
For that, we’ll immerse the players in a football training environment where they’ll only improve. We’ll teach them respect, timeliness and the value of teamwork. We hope you agree this is quite a reasonable cost compared to other entertainment!
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The Joma sizes are quite a small a fit so please check the chart. You will likely find you need to order a size larger than usual, or even two sizes larger if you like a loose fit. If you’ve already sent in your kit order form, don’t worry, just let us know if you need to change your size by emailing email@example.com
How to order the FUYA Kit
Fill in our online form below, pop full payment into our account and we will notify you when it has been ordered and again when it is ready for collection.
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Please reference your payment with SURNAME, SQUAD AGE, KIT (eg. Smith, 14, Kit)
Kit Order Form
Franklin United is proud to deliver the only Skills Centre Plus programme in the far south of the Federation.
About Skills Centre Plus
Skills Centre Plus is open to players from any club, you don’t have to play for Franklin United, Drury UFC or Pukekohe AFC.
Skills Centre Plus is an NZF-accredited club-based Talent Development Programme for 9-12 year olds, which, along with playing in a premier youth competitions, is one way for players to be identified for inclusion in the AFF Federation Talent Centre (FTC) programme, which in turn is the pathway into the NZ Football National Talent Centre (NTC).
What is Franklin United Football Academy (FUYA)?
This has been set up to provide the Franklin community the opportunity for ambitious and potential footballers to follow an elite footballing pathway (All Whites, USA University Scholarship etc.).
Who and what ages does FUYA cater for?
This has been set up for local Franklin kids, from Bombay, to Mercer, to Drury, to Awhitu. Academy age group starts with the Young FU’s (10th Grade) and goes up to 17th grade.
Where do the Academy teams play?
The teams will play for Franklin United in the highest AFF competition possible, but can only be registered with Pukekohe AFC or Drury United Football Club.
There have been many questions about which divisions the FUYA teams will play in and we have sought clarification from the Auckland Football Federation (AFF) to make sure we are clear on what’s in store for our players each weekend.
The FUYA 14th, 15th and 16th Grade teams will all play in their age group Conference division and that spot is theirs for the whole season. The 14th-17th Grade Metro and Conference leagues do not have a grading round – whatever division teams start the season in is the division they stay in all season. Table standings are assessed at the end of the season in November to decide next year’s positions, and 1-2 teams per division will be promoted or relegated.
13th Grade is a little different – 24 teams from last season’s top divisions in both Auckland and Northland Football Federations have a pre-season grading tournament to determine for Metro & Conference divisions. These teams remain in those divisions for the rest of the season.
Can you be part of the Academy but still play for your club?
There are opportunities for players who just want to be exposed to the academy development, but also play with their friends at their local club (not for Franklin United).
How much does it cost?
The academy fees are in line with all other elite Auckland footballing academies. Please click here to see our Academy Fees.
Is there trials?
The trials were held in February.
What if we can’t afford to put our child through the Academy?
There are funding opportunities available and kids can be selected with a reference from your local club and completing a process with Franklin United. This is to help kids that may not be able to afford the fees.
I may have trouble getting my child to and from training’s three times a week
We are potentially looking at providing a mini bus to assist in getting players to and from training.