Key dates for 2018 – Trials, Registrations, Holiday Programme


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 2017 another great year at Island Bay United and we hope to see you all back in 2018.

For those players now entering college there is still plenty of football for you at Island Bay ranging from mixed and girls only grades through to the under 17 boys and under 18 girls teams.- if players are unsure of their options in any grade please don’t hesitate to contact the club

But there is plenty of work to be done before the season starts 7 April 2018.

Below is some further information regarding key dates for registrations, fees trials and the January Holiday Programme (also attached)

Registrations – 1st February 2018

  • Player registrations OPEN 1st February 2018
  • This will be using the new technology system COMET as part of NZ Footballs new digital framework.
  • Previously registered players will be contacted by NZ Football at the end of January to confirm details.
  • Junior Registration Evening – Thursday 15th February 5.30-7.30pm @ Wakefield Clubrooms

For updated information please refer to the IBU Junior website

Fees – 2018

  • First Kicks – $90
  • 7th – 14th Grade – $120
  • Girls Only Sunday League (GOSL) – $120*

* Girls registering for mixed and GOSL will need to pay an additional $30 for GOSL.

Trials – 25th February & 4th March 2018

Trials for the 2018 season are to be held on consecutive Sundays 25th February & 4 March (Times TBC). An additional 13 & 14 Grade trial has been scheduled 4 March if required.

Please remember all players to be registered and season fees paid before entering a trial. Only players registered with IBU will be allowed to trial.

If you cannot attend a trial but wish to be considered for either the top team or the second team, please email

Sunday 25th February 10am – 6pm @ Wakefield Park – Times TBC

  • 9th Grade Mixed (born 2009)
  • 10th Grade Mixed (born 20010)
  • 13th Grade Mixed (born 2005) – 1st Trial
  • 14th Grade Mixed (born 2004) – 1st Trial

Sunday 4th March 10am – 6pm @ Wakefield Park – Times TBC

  • 11th Grade Mixed (born 2007)
  • 12th Grade Mixed (born 2006)
  • 13th Grade Mixed (born 2005) – 2nd Trial
  • 14th Grade Mixed (born 2004) – 2nd Trial
  • 13/14th Grade GOSL (TBC if required)

Holiday Programme – 23 January to 26th January 2018

We are now taking bookings for the IBU October Holiday Programme are now open.

Whether it be one day or the whole week this is a great opportunity for kids to sharpen their skills and make new friends in a fun and enjoyable environment

Led by Martin Garcia and the Shark Academy coaches the programme runs…

9am – 3pm Tuesday 23 January – Friday 26th January 2018.

You can make a booking and get more information on the link below

Make A Booking

We wish you all the best for 2018 and hope to see down at the clubrooms in the near future.

Futsal Update – Results and Term 1, 2018

Term 4 Results

Warmest congratulations to the following IBU affiliated teams & their parent helpers for their sterling efforts in Term 4 Futsal at the ASB Centre.

The 8s, Dolphins, Burger Boyz, Pizzas, Sunday Sharks, South Coast Strikers, South Coast Goalies & White Tips.

We hope you had an enjoyable Sunday experience.

Also congratulations should go to the 11th Grade Sharks who managed to retain their U11 title from Term 1 with an unbeaten run culminating in a comfortable finals victory over Samba U11 on Sunday.

To the U13 players off to college next year we wish you all the best representing your schools in Futsal.

Term 1, 2018

Futsal in Term 1, 2018 starts on Sunday the 11th of February.  The grades/age criteria have been re-jigged a little to help produce more competitive games.

  • Under 10 | Players born in 2008 & 2009
  • Under 12 | Players born in 2006 & 2007
  • Under 13 | Players born in 2005

When you wish to register your team please use the registration link below.

If you have any questions or concerns please email us at

Enjoy your summer break & this golden weather & we’ll see you all next year!

URGENT: Update your contact details with Capital Football


With the upcoming changes to competition management under New Zealand Football’s Digital Framework and the looming end of Vodafone’s email services THIS THURSDAY, it’s important that Capital Football has the correct email address for all registered club members.

If your email is not correct when their new system goes live in early January 2018, you may miss out on important information regarding registrations for the 2018 season.

Capital Football are offering to assist in the process by updating email address for club members within our Federation.

Please email with your first and last name, your last registered club, your old email address, and your new email address.

December holiday programme now open

Monday 18th December – Friday 22nd December, 9am – 3pm

Can you believe it’s that time of year already? 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 the week before Christmas that will be filled with fun and football as always.

Click here to register.


Futsal Term 4 2017

Futsal kicks off in Term 4 at the ASB Centre in Evans Bay.

What can the club offer?

  • help with initial organization & registration of your team; either for already formed teams or for individuals who wish to be put in a team
  • an IBU Shirt to play in

What about Coaching?

The club don’t currently have the resources to provide coaches so we would like parents to step into the coach & manager roles for the 6 weeks.

Capital Football offer Futsal coaching courses and we have aligned the club with the Project Futsal Academy for the keen futsal player looking to grow their skills and fitness.

What does the club ask in return?

Simply that IBU appear in your name; for instance IBU South Coasters

What do I need you to do?

After reading the material below please email me your

  1. player name
  2. their year of birth
  3. the name of their IBU Winter team

& then let us know if you are:

  1. keen – If you already have a team organized please let me know who else is in the team
  2. undecided
  3. not interested

Where do we play?
ASB Sports Centre, Kilbirnie

What are the dates? 

Sunday afternoons  

Round                   Date                     

1                              October 29th
2                              November 5th
3                              November 12th

No Game             November 19th

4                              November 26th
5                              December 3rd
6                              December 10th

What are the Game Times?

Between 12 noon & 4 pm.

How long are the games?

  • Two halves of 20 minutes

Which Age Grade would we play in?

  • Players born in 2008 & 2009 play in the Under 9 Grade
  • Players born in 2006 & 2007 play in the Under 11 Grade
  • Players born in 2004 & 2005 play in the Under 13 Grade

Note girls can play 1 grade down if they wish

Which Section would be appropriate for my team?

  • Teams need to select whether they want to enter in the A, B or C section of their grade during the registration process.
  • From there teams will play the first two rounds as grading games to ensure competitive fixtures going forward.
  • As a rule of thumb if your team is new to Futsal they should be initially entered into the C grade.

What is a good Squad Size?

  • 7-8 players is ideal
  • At any one time time 5 players are on the court; 4 in the outfield and a goal keeper.
  • Players are freely rotated during the game.

What is the Cost?

$250/squad size… so $36 each for 7 players & $31 each for 8 players etc.

What about referees?

Referees are provided by Capital Football

If you have any queries please let us know by mailing

Follow your team with Game Day app

If you’re keen to follow your teams in a mobile app then you can use Game Day by Sports TG. 

It’s available on the App Store and google play. 

To find your team, select Football, then search for Capital Football Federation. Then look for the grade and division to find your team. 

From there you’ll see the draw. Note that results and ladder are only published for 13th grade and older. 

Happy footballing!