Shark Skills Sessions Term 1

Looking for a great way to get ready for the new season? Friday Football returns this Friday with the Sharks Skills sessions led by Leo & Jack. These sessions are an opportunity for boys and girls, aged 6-10 years, who love their football and want to improve their technique and skill set The […]

Boot Swap, Gear Donation & Registration/Information Evening

The a Junior Registration Evening & Boot Swap is now … Wednesday 20th February 6.30pm – 8.30pm @ Wakefield Clubrooms We are collecting and exchanging football boots (including turf & futsal shoes), shin pads, socks, shorts or any other football related gear that is in good condition (outgrown academy tops […]

2019 TDP squad selected

After a series of Talent Development Programme (TDP) identification sessions the Island Bay United TDP coaching team have selected the 2019 TDP squad. The interest shown was huge with every session surpassing our expectations, so thanks to everyone who attended and gave it their all. Unfortunately we can’t accept everyone […]

Key information for 2019 – Registrations, Fees, Trials and Gear

Greetings, Trust you are all enjoying a relaxing summer break with family and friends following the Christmas festivities. We would like to thank you all for making 2018 another great year at Island Bay United and we hope to see you all back in 2019. For those players now entering […]

TDP Presentation

Thanks to everyone who took time to attend the IBU 2019 Talent Development Programme information session. The team has been working really hard for you all to set this up so we really appreciate your attendance, enthusiasm and interaction, especially at such a hectic time of the year. As discussed, […]

Save the date: TDP Information Session – Tuesday 18 December

Summer has finally hit Wellington so it feels slightly odd talking about football, but we’ve been busy preparing for the 2019 season and have some really exciting stuff to let you know. Further to our earlier announcement regarding Island Bay United’s Talent Development Programme (TDP) licence, we are pleased to […]

IBU players make National Age Group squads

On 12-16 December the country’s talented youth will compete in the 2018 National Age Group Tournament (NAGT). The tournament, held in Wellington, brings together the seven federations and just over 600 youth players across five different age groups.   Island Bay United would like to congratulate the following players for […]

Our united plans for the future

We’re in planning mode at Island Bay United and we really want to hear from our members, supporters and community. Strategic Plan We’ve pulled together a draft Strategic Plan for 2019-2024 (link below) but it still needs your input. The aim is to have it completed by the start of […]

Talent Development Programme Approved

Island Bay United is extremely pleased to announce that Capital Football has awarded a provision licence for our Talent Development Programme for 2019. Shane Kinley, Island Bay United’s Senior Club Captain says: On behalf of the IBUAFC Committee, I’m thrilled that our Talent Development propgramme has been approved by Capital […]

Football Holiday Programme 18th – 21st December 2018 Registrations Now Open Join Island Bay United’s School Holiday Football Programme for all junior players. Make your booking now and join our Coaching and Development coach, Martin Garcia and our team of experienced coaches for another great week which will be filled […]

Prizegiving 1 September 2018

IBU Juniors Prizegiving – Saturday 1st September More information will follow but here is the schedule for the day so you can book the date and time in your diaries. 10 – 10.45    First Kicks 11 – 11.45    7th grade 12 – 12.45    8th grade 1 – […]

Free Introduction to Junior Coaching for youth players

Island Bay United and Capital Football are pleased to be able to offer an Introduction to Junior Coaching course tailored for youth players (Boys and Girls) wanting to be involved in Junior coaching. The course is free to attend for all IBU registered players. This first step for new coaches […]

Liberato Cacace makes All Whites Intercontinental Cup Squad

Liberato Cacace, a product of Island Bay United, is one of two new players to be named in the All Whites squad for the Intercontinental Cup to be played in India next month. 2018 has seen the year 13 St Patrick’s College student rise quickly through the ranks, making his […]

Winter 2018 kicks off

Welcome to the 2018 winter season at Island Bay United Juniors to all of our players, coaches, officials, parents and supporters. This season has kicked off with a bang with nearly all of our junior club’s teams playing their first games this weekend. Send us your match reports and photos […]

Futsal Finals: Term 1, 2018

Another exciting term of Junior Futsal concluded at the ASB Arena on Sunday the 26th of March. A healthy number of IBU teams once again flew the Futsal flag including the girls-only Broadfins and in the mixed leagues the Sushi, Burger Boyz and South Coast Strikers. IBU was also well […]

Training Schedule – March to April 2018

Hi Everyone, Here is updated information around ground availability and training times for IBU Junior teams leading up to season start on April 7. Be aware that demand for training time on turf is still high so please take advantage of the bottom grass fields being available to use from […]

Island Bay Uniforms and Gear – Ultra Football

As the start of the season draws near it’s time to be thinking about gear. This season Island Bay United AFC have partnered with Ultra Football as the clubs official uniform and gear supplier. As the leading football retailer in Australasia Ultra Football provide all IBU gear requirements via our club […]

Boot Swap & Donation Days

Saturday 17th March – 10am to 12pm @ The IBUAFC Clubrooms – Wakefield Park Saturday 24th March – 10am to 12pm @ The IBUAFC Clubrooms – Wakefield Park With the football season about to commence, it is time to start getting gear ready! We are collecting clean football boots & […]

2018 Sharks teams announced: 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th grades

Thank you to everyone who attended the trials on the 4th of March – it was a sweltering day and everyone did a great job. Congratulations to those listed below who were selected for Sharks teams. Everyone who has not been listed will be advised of their team details by […]

2018 Sharks teams announced: 9th and 10th grades

Thank you to all players who attended the 9th and 10th trials. The selectors were very impressed with the energy and enthusiasm from our youngest trial group. If you did not trial, or are not named in a Sharks team, don’t worry. All junior players will be registered into teams […]

Sharks Skills session – Register Now

The Sharks Skills sessions is an opportunity for boys and girls, aged 6-10 years, that love their football and want to improve their technique and skill set. Led by Martin Garcia and the Shark Academy coaches the 7 week programme follows the New Zealand Football Junior Framework curriculum with an […]

Winter 2018 Registrations Now open 5th February

Due to the delay in some members receiving their MyComet player login details from NZ Football, registrations for IBU juniors will now open Monday 5th February. If your child is returning to play for Island Bay for the 2018 winter season and you have not received your MyComet details by […]