Coach and Manager Information Evening and Gear Collection

Island Bay United Club Rooms – Wakefield Park

All coaches and managers are encouraged to attend one of our information evenings. This is also the time when you can collect your team gear bag.

New coaches and managers – 7pm Monday 20 March

We recommend all new coaches and managers attend the first session on Monday 20th March, where we will run an Introduction to Coaching Course and give you a good overview of how things work. It is also a good opportunity to reconnect with the club, fellow coaches, exchange ideas and discuss training schedules.

Any existing coaches and managers keen on a refresher can also come along. You will also collect your team gear bag. Callum Holmes from Capital Football and IBU Junior Football Development Manager Martin Garcia will be in attendance.

Experienced coaches and managers – 7pm Tuesday 21 March

We recommend our more experienced coaches and managers come on Tuesday 21st March. In addition to collecting your gear bag, we will give you lots of useful information such as changes to rules and regulations and answer any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Gear now available from

We want to let you know Island Bay United AFC have a new uniform and gear supplier Kitman.

Kitman provide all IBU gear requirements and offer a great selection of Nike apparel with free delivery direct to your door.  They offer a great service with competitive prices and purchasing via the site will also assist the club. 

To access the IBU Club Page head to Kitman – then end the Club Code IBU17

There you will find all you require for the upcoming season. Scroll through the shop page and click on the item you want to bring up size, colour & price.

We have samples available if you want to check before purchasing.

– Each player needs their own boots, shin pads, black shorts, yellow socks and a football – The club provides a team shirt for the season.

Football Sizes for each grade

  • Size 3 – First Kicks (5-6th Grades) through to Fun Football (7-8th Grades)
  • Size 4 – 9th – 13th Grades
  • Size 5 – 14th Grade

Please let us know if you have any issues or feedback.

Many thanks,

Zen Yates-Fill – Junior Club Captain

Flames Rank Highly in Taupo

The IBU Flames squad had a great run in the national McCartney Tournament in Taupo with a second place (on goal difference) in the Girls U15 comp. An unfortunate Phoenix-like draw at the wrong stage left them needing 10 goals in the final game to come top, and they were running hot but managed 7! Well done girls.


Futsal Nationals & Talent Centre News

Some of the best young talent of the IBU Juniors have been achieving at high level in the past few weeks.

With several players chosen in the Capital Federation Futsal squads  for the July Nationals, Darren Yong and Ruairi Meredith put on a great show in U-12 Capital Yellow, which won the nationals against squads from around the country, with only one loss in three days of games and Darren as the team’s second top scorer. Nice! Cheyenne Vithal, Paris Marshall and Nicole Dalley were part of the under 15 girls Capital squad with Alice Wright in the reserves, though the girls had a tougher time.

Meanwhile on a grass field in Sydney! Jared Wong and Abe Tahau of 13th Sharks were part of the 2003 Capital Federation boys squad that travelled to Sydney for the M Sports Cup. Abe’s place was partly possible due to team-mate Grainger Scott dropping out after breaking his ankle, but Abe made the most of it with Capital the highest placed NZ team, only a few points behind eventual winners the Newcastle Jets. And the Capital boys were the only team to beat Newcastle, with Abe the only striker to score against them in the tournament.

Julianna Quinn, Therese Wright, Erykah Newport and Tallulah Nemet-Sargent travelled with the Capital Girls squad. Both Capital teams finishing in creditable mid-table positions.

Meanwhile further congrats to Ruairi Meredith and Samuel Moore, who have been added to the Wellington 2004 boys federation squad, joining IBU team mates Epeli Kiloni, Flynn Crocker, Darren Yong and Dawson Elliot.

Well done to all!


2016 Trials Teams Named, Registration Offline

I Bay Logo Gold copyRegistrations for the 2016 season are no longer available online, and the full list of Sharks teams have now been named under the Trials tab.

Congratulations to all those named in the teams. For everyone else keen to be considered, please train hard and come back next season.

In 13th grade a second team will be formed including the remaining players from trials.

If you have nor registered, but still wish too, please contact

All other teams will be formed by March 18th and notified to parents and team managers at that stage. Season starts on April 2nd. Shark Attack.