Nomads 14th Grade

14th Grade is for boys and girls born in 2006.  We have mixed teams and girls only teams.  Please let us know when you register if you wish to be placed in a girls only team.

Please register on our registrations page using your Comet ID.  

Games are on a Saturday morning at various locations in Christchurch

First Game:  Saturday 4th April 2020

Kick-off:  10.45am

Subs for the season are $190

You must register and pay prior to 25th February 2020 to be placed in a team.

14th grade players are graded.  We have both competitive and social grades.  If you wish to be placed in a competitive team you must attend trials in February.  We would encourage all players to attend as it is good chance to get some football in before the start of the season!

All sessions will be held at Tulett Park.

Players are to wear shinguards and football boots and have a drink bottle with them!  If its hot don't forget to wear your sunscreen.

Trials will be run by our Football Development Staff, Matt Jansen, Fernando Lambert and JD Dennen.

You do not need to register to attend our trials but you MUST register with the club prior to 25th February 2020 to be placed in a team.

14th Grade Trials (including Talent Centre)

6.30 - 7.30pm   Monday 3rd  February 2020

6.30 - 7.30pm  Wednesday 5th February 2020

6.30 - 7.30pm  Monday 10th  February 2020

6.30 - 7.30pm  Wednesday 12th  February 2020

NZ Football Talent Centre for 14th Grade

Nomads United are again accredited to run an NZ Football Talent Centre for 14th Grade in 2020.

This programme provides players with a professional environment to train and develop their football with professional and NZF 'B' and 'C' Licence accredited coaches.  

Talent Centres are aimed to accelerate the player’s development and unlock a higher potential as they advance toward Youth and Senior football at Nomads.  The programme will also focus on the Nomads values and football philosophy/playing style which stems from our First Team through to all our Junior and Youth members.  This gives our players the best chance of succeeding at Senior level, Canterbury United and beyond!  We also include specialist goal keeper training with Ricardo Rodriquez on Monday evenings in our programme.

If you would like to be considered for our Talent Centre Programmes in 2020 you must attend open trainings/trials in February 2020. Please see the above dates for trials.  If you were in the 2019 Talent Centre at Nomads United you only need to attend two trials.

If selected for the 14th Grade Talent Centre you will play in the newly formed Premier Youth League (YPL).   

There will be a maximum number of 18 players invited into each Talent Centre grade.

Players will be selected and invited into the Talent Centre programme after the open training's.  

This programme runs for a minimum of 30 weeks and will involve a minimum of 90 contacts and 20 games.  

All players who are not selected into the Talent Centre programme are still eligible to play for a Nomads United AFC team. 

Talent Centres begin with training's on the 4th and 5th of March and an Information Evening for players and parents on Friday 6th March and run through to Thursday 8th October 2020. 

The Talent Centre Programme costs $1055 (incl gst) per player if paid in full.  It also includes entry to the CIC Cup in July 2020.

Talent Centre teams also have the opportunity to attend the South Island Tournament at an additional cost. 

14th Grade Talent Centre 2020   

Head Coach:  Matt Jansen     

Trainings: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time:  5.15pm - 6.30pm 

Please note: from Thursday 30th April until Thursday 27th August, all Thursday training's will be at Christchurch Football Centre on the turf from 5.30pm - 7pm.  There is no additional fee for this.

Game: Saturdays  kick-off 10.45am

All Talent Centre players are required to register with Nomads United AFC and pay the applicable registration fee for 2020 of $190.  Registration to the Club must be completed by 25th February 2020.

Uniform:  Players will be given a login to our Ultra Football website to purchase a Talent Centre training top, shorts and jacket.   This is compulsory for all players.  The training top and shorts are blue.  Playing footwear, shin guards and red socks are compulsory.


Invitations will be sent out by Friday 28th February 2020 and players must accept or decline the invitation no later than 12 noon on the 4th March 2020. Talent Centre fees are able to be paid in three installment in March, April and July if selected and details of these will be sent out to you in the invitation.

Scorching Goal Football Fund

The Scorching Goal Football Fund has been established to assist children and youth attending primary or secondary school, aged between 5 years and 18 years who are from financially disadvantaged families or backgrounds, and where finance is a barrier to participation, either at club level, across development programmes or at representative level.

This is not a fund established to specifically support talented players but is rather about providing children and youth with the opportunity to continue to participate in football.

Please click here for more information on the Mainland Football website.