Nomads 17th Grade

17th Grade is for boys and girls born in 2003/2004.  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.

Boys over the age of 16 years are eligible to trial and play in the MPL, Reserves or Division 1 Men's League and 19th Grade.   Please refer to our Seniors section if you wish to play in this League.

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:  12.30pm

Subs for the season are $190.  You must register and pay prior to 25th February 2020 to be placed in a team.

17th grade players are graded.  We have both competitive and social grades.  If you wish to be placed in a competitive team or Talent Centre team you must attend trials in February. 

Open trainings/ Trials​

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.


If you were a Talent Centre player for Nomads in 2019, you only need to attend 2 out of the 4 trials for your age group.


If you wish to play in a girls only team, please attend the girls only trials, all other trials are for mixed teams.

Please only attend the trial for your correct age/grade in 2020.  


17th Grade (including Talent Centre)

​6.30 - 7.30pm  Tuesday 4th  February 2020

6.30 - 7.30pm  Friday 7th February 2020

6.30 - 7.30pm  Tuesday 11th  February 2020

6.30 - 7.30pm  Friday 14th  February 2020

Community Football

If you are keen on club football for the winter season and want to train once or twice a week and play on a Saturday then you register as a player and attend our open training sessions for your team grading for 2020.   Players selected for these teams will be playing provisionally in Division 2 and below and coached by volunteer coaches.  Subscriptions for 2020 are $190. 

NZ Football Talent Centre for 17th Grade

Nomads United are accredited to run an NZ Football Talent Centre for 17th Grade in 2020 who are born in 2003/2004.

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 in our programme on a Monday night.

If you would like to be considered for our Talent Centre Programme in 2020 you must attend open trainings/trials in February 2020.  Trial dates will be available soon.  If you were in the 2019 Talent Centre at Nomads United you only need to attend two trials.

If selected for the 17th 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 60 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 $820 (incl gst) per player if paid if in full.

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

17th Grade Talent Centre 2020   

Head Coach:  Fernando Lambert    

Trainings: Tuesdays and Thursdays  - please note:  There will be no training's on Mondays and Wednesdays to allow players to play in the Secondary School 1st XI Competition.  Player workload will be individually managed with our coaches to ensure player welfare is optimised.

Time:  6.45pm - 8.00pm at Tulett Park

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 10.45am or 12.30pm - TBC

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, jacket and shorts.   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.

Nomads 19th Grade

19th Grade is for players born in 2001/2002 who still wish to play in the Youth League.  

 Youth subscriptions (19th Grade) for 2020 are $190. 

Players do not need to trial and you will placed in a team once registrations have closed. 

Saturday games are expected to be played at 10.45am - 2 x 45 minute halves on a senior sized pitch. 

19th Grade coaches TBC.

Players in the this age group can also opt to play in our Senior Mens and Ladies competition teams.  Senior subscriptions are $285.

You will need decide which age group you wish to play in prior to registering for the season.