NRFL Youth

"Success Breeds Success"

TCAFC operates the leading Talent Development Programme (TDP) in the Bay of Plenty. Youth teams operated from our TDP will be entered in the WaiBOP Federation Youth (Y-League) and the new Northern Regional Football League (NRFL) Youth leagues for the 2021 season.

We also enter age-group teams in the U17 & U19 National Tournaments hosted by Auckland-based Western Springs AFC and Napier City Rovers respectively. We are very proud with our recent success at these tournaments, which reflects positively on our work in the youth development space. We are current U17 Mens National Champions and U19 Mens Runners-up after running successful 2020 campaigns and this followed being U19 Mens National Champions in 2019.

The NRFL Youth leagues will include a range of boys and girls age groups and be open to eligible clubs from across the WaiBOP and Northern (Auckland and Northland region) Federations. The level of football will be a significant step up from Fed Y-League level. We are the only club in the Bay of Plenty eligible to compete at this level.

At the conclusion of our TDP identification phase we will conduct discussions with players in groups we feel are equipped to cope with and will benefit from the extra challenge this competition will provide. Participation in NRFL Youth will require a greater commitment on the part of players because most away games will require travel to Auckland.

All TCAFC WaiBOP Fed Y-League and NRFL Youth teams will operate from our TDP. In some age groups we may have teams competing in both the WaiBOP Y-League and NRFL Youth competitions.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: develop@tcafc.co.nz.

How to Register

Existing TCAFC members

  1. Log onto your TCAFC account using the login box at the top of this page.
  2. Click Register Now.
  3. Choose which player(s) you're registering
  4. Select which programme (if it is missing, check that registrations are still open).
  5. Correct any missing information and follow the instructions on screen.

New members

  1. Select "Register" at the top of this page or click here.
  2. Select "Talent Programmes".
  3. Complete member details.
  4. Click "Proceed to Parents/Guardians" and follow the instructions on screen.


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