Warkworth AFC Fantails

NZF Fantails Programme

Warkworth AFC has been chosen by New Zealand Football as a Fantails Hub for 2024

Fantails is aimed at all girls aged 5 – 12 years, regardless of ability to try football for the first time or continue playing in a fun, safe environment.

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Term Dates:

We will be kicking off our new Fantails programme in Term 2 of school, with each term running for a six week period. All sessions will be run on a Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm.

Term 2: 1st May to 5th June 2024

Term 3: 24th July to 28th August 2024

Term 4: 16th October to 20th November 2024


We are determined to keep this as cost effective as possible, we see this is as about the growth of girls playing football.

Fees will be $25 for each six week term.

Principles of the Fantails programme

1. Boost Confidence

Fantails sessions are a safe environment where girls are able to be themselves, try new things, and boost their confidence.

2. Life Skills

Fantails aims to help young people develop life skills such as respecting others, having a positive attitude, and overcoming challenges.

3. Improve Skills & Movement

The programme gives opportunities for girls to move and play - exploring the 11+ Kids fundamental movements.​​​

4. Fun & Enjoyment

Learning about football through fun and engaging activities is at the heart of every Fantails session.

5. Female Role Models

Having female role models to look up to and aspire to will support young girls reaching their potential in sport and life.

6. Friendships

Fantails is a great place for young girls to make new friends and we want to help foster and grow these new relationships

What to Expect at Fantails

How do I book someone on to attend a Fantails session?
You can book their place online before attending a session or just turn up and we will get you registered manually.

My daughter is really nervous and has never played football before, can she attend Fantails?Definitely! This programme is perfect for her. We believe that football is for everyone and want to ensure that every girl has an opportunity to take part and has a great experience. Get in touch with us and let us know how we can best support. 

Is there an equivalent boys programme?
Fantails was developed to target female participants as currently only 1 in 5 players playing football in NZ are female. There are over 400 clubs in NZ who offer NZF's Junior Framework and all of these clubs offer boys or mixed football, however only a small percentage offer a girls programme. If you have a young boy who would like to play, please contact us to see what's on offer.

How long does a Fantails session last?
Sessions will run for one hour.

What do you wear to a Fantails session?
Comfortable clothes she can run around in (and turf football boots if she has them)

Can she bring a friend to a Fantails session?
Absolutely! All hubs welcome new girls to participate and will offer free sessions for new players.

Who runs the Fantails sessions?
All sessions are delivered by our super friendly team.We will be assisted by a Northern Region Football coach as they help us set-up this programme. The welfare of your daughter is key, so we ensure that all Fantails coaches are trained in health and safety, safeguarding and more. Any parents or invidivuals wanting to help out, or even assist with the coaching of this new programme are more than welcome!

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