YOUTH (13-19)

Our Youth Football programme caters for players 13-19 years of age. Players are separated into their own age groups (i.e. 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 19th Grade) and compete in games every Saturday against other club teams in various locations around Canterbury. 

The Youth Football age groups are within the Game Training Phase of skill development. The Game Training Phase focuses on taking the core skills developed during the Skill Acquisition Phase (Junior Football) and learning how to apply them within a team environment. This phase introduces 11v11 football to prepare the players for the senior game. Nomads players will be made aware of their specific tasks to help the team perform during each moment with the focus on the development of the individual. Our trainings will resemble the game as much as possible so that our players are able to execute what they have learnt during training when playing.

Season Information

Season starts: Saturday 30th April 2022

Season finishes: Saturday 4th September 2022

Subs for the season are $199 and include a Nomads playing shirt for the season. 

Team Selection Process

You must be registered with Nomads in order to be placed into a team. If you register but do not trial you will still be placed into a team. 

Players wishing to participate in Academy or Division One Grades must attend trials. Trial dates will be Early/Mid-February (trial information can be found HERE). You can find more information about our Academy programme HERE.

Players wishing to participate in Community Football (Division 2 or below) must be registered to be placed in a team but do not have to attend trials.  

Training Days / Times

Our volunteer coaches will run training sessions at times that best suit their schedules. Once players have been placed into teams the coaches will be in touch to communicate things such as training times, training venues, etc. 

The club relies on volunteer parents/coaches to manage the majority of our teams. If you are able to help out please email


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.​​​

13th Grade

For Players born in 2009.

Kickoff time:

Saturdays, 9.15am

14th Grade

For Players born in 2008.

Kickoff time:

Saturdays, 10.45am

15th Grade

For Players born in 2007.

Kickoff time:

Saturdays, 9.15am

17th Grade

For Players born in 2005/06.

Kickoff time:

Saturdays, 12.30pm