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About us

Welcome…

To the Hutt Valley’s premier football club!

With over 850 football mad members from first kicks through to junior and senior elite and age group representation we are a passionate, successful and progressive footballing community.

We actively promote the benefits of all aspects of the game to our members and also to our local community through our successful football in schools programme. Our safe and supportive club environment encourages participation, fair play and fun whilst supporting all players, teams, coaches and administrators to reach their full potential.

If you think that our club is for you and would like to become part of a supportive, progressive and dynamic football community then please don’t hesitate to contact us or register online.

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Where is our club

Wanna find us?

Lower Hutt City AFC has a new temporary home.

After calling Bell Park home for nearly 93 years our club has transferred its operations to our new temporary home at Fraser Park. The Taita Cricket Clubrooms at Fraser Park will be known as Fraser Park Clubrooms and will become our new temporary clubrooms during the football season. Our indoor training facility will remain as our coaching base until our new permanent home at the Fraser Park Sportsville Complex is completed.

Please feel free to pop down and say hello.

For our actual geographical location please click here.

For the Fraser Park ground and field layouts please click here.

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Player development

Reaching your potential!

Our professionally run coaching and development programmes are a key focus for our club and are overseen by our Coaching Sub Committee - Kevin Nash & Alan Schrijvers 

We pride ourselves on the quality pathways that have been developed to ensure the success of our players from our junior first kicks and fun football programmes through to our local, regional, national and international junior and senior representatives.  

Our junior players not only receive quality coaching within their individual teams but also attend regular coaching clinics and academies as they progress through the grades. A squad based training system for our older grades strengthens the quality of the club’s player development programmes.

The club has close links with Capital Football and their development (Federation Talent Centre) programmes and has club representation on both the junior and senior advisory panels.

If you would like to discuss any aspects of our player development programmes at Lower Hutt City AFC please contact our Coaching Sub Committee memebers  via the contacts page of this website.

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Coaching for success

Coaching for success!

Our club prides itself on the quality and effectiveness of its coaching development programmes. Our Club Chairman works with the coaching selection panel to select and appoint our coaches each season.

Our Coaching panel supports and advises our coaches on their skills development and regularly attends training sessions and games to observe coaches and players and offer advice where required. All Lower Hutt City AFC coaches are required to up-skill where necessary and gain any specific coaching qualifications by attending regular Capital Football coaching and development clinics. The calendar for coaching courses being run this season by Capital Football will be available shortly. Please click on this link for further information regarding the 2015 New Zealand Football Coaching Course Programme, qualifications and coaching pathways offered by Capital Football.

Please contact Kevin Nash or Alan Schrijvers to discuss registering for any applicable courses available.

Coaches please note that there will be a pre-season coaches evening to be held at the Fraser Park gym prior to the start of the season. You will be notified of the date and time asap.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss coaching opportunities at Lower Hutt City AFC please contact  Kevin or Alan in the first instance via the contact page of this website.

Junior Level Coaching Courses

Fun Football (Grade 7 & Grade 8) - Introduction to Junior Coaching (FREE)

Mini Football (Grade 9 to Grade 12) - Junior Level 1 & 2 Coaching Courses ($70 pp)

Youth Football (Grade 13 & Grade 14) - Junior Level 1 & 2 Coaching Courses ($70 pp)

Coaches who are coaching travel league teams must attain a Junior or Youth Level 2 coaching certificate.

Senior Level Coaching Courses

Youth Football (Grade 15 to Grade 19) - Youth Level 1 & 2 Coaching Courses ($70 pp per module)

Senior Football - Senior Level 1 Coaching Course ($120 pp)

Please note that LHCAFC will reimburse you for the registration fee once you have payed and received an invoice from Capital Football. Please advise Kevin Nash or Alan Schrijvers if you wish to register for one of these courses.

 

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Referee development

Staying in control.

Club based referees play a vital role not only within our club but also within the wider footballing community. Our club is extremely supportive of our referees and encourages them to update their skills and qualifications regularly in order to meet regulatory standards of practice and to ensure the ongoing development of the game.

Please note that course information will be updated on this page throughout the season.

Our club would not function effectively without our army of volunteer referees and we are always on the lookout for new referees across all junior and senior grades.

If you think that you would like to become a referee or are an experienced referee looking for new challenges please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.

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Holiday programmes

Develop new skills and stay active in the holidays.

Lower Hutt City AFC will be runing regular ASB Holiday Programmes throughout the year. Run by our coaching team the structured programmes encourage participation, skills development and fun in an inclusive and positive environment. The programmes are held at our indoor training facility at Fraser Park giving us the flexibility to offer the programmes year round without having to rely on the weather to play ball.

The next ASB Holiday Programme - run by Lower Hutt City AFC will be run in the  2015 September school holidays.

Week 1:    Monday 28th September - Friday 2nd October

 

 

 

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Academies

Developing pathways for our junior players.

Player development is of paramount importance to the ongoing and future success of our players, teams and club. Age grade academies are held throughout the year by our director of coaching at our indoor training facility at Fraser Park to compliment and extend the skills gained by the players in their individual team environments.

Please contact us for more information regarding our player academies for 2015.

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Primary school kids

News

  • Calling all Senior players, partners, Life Members, sponsors and supporters of Lower Hutt City AFC.  Mark the 19th September 2015 in your calendars for a fun filled Senior prizegiving evening!!  


  • ASB Holiday Programme - run by Lower Hutt City AFC. 
    Open to children aged 7 - 14 years from ALL CLUBS !! 

    This is a fantastic opportunity for children to have fun while developing and improving their footballing skills. 

    The programme runs 9am -3pm daily during the September school holidays, and you can register for as many days as you wish. 

    What to bring: 
    - Shin guards (essential) 
    - Boots and trainers 

  • Hi everyone

     

    Due to the adverse weather across the Wellington region today, numerous road closures and the likelihood of more heavy rain this afternoon/evening, training for ALL JUNIOR and SENIOR grades has been cancelled.

    Stay safe, keep warm, and don't travel on the roads if you don't have to.

  • Get your copy of the club newsletter by clicking the link below

    /sites/default/files/LHAFC%20Newsletter%20%231-May%202015.pdf

     

     

    Happy reading

  • Do you need to purchase new or update your JOMA playing kit?

     

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The people

Meet the executive team

Keeping LHCAFC up and running!

We would like to introduce our clubs executive committee.  Combining their extensive range of professional expertise these volunteers are the unsung hero’s of our club who ensure the effective governance and ongoing success of Lower Hutt City AFC.

Please refer to the ‘contact us’ section for individual contact details.

Loek Strik
Executive Member
Alan Schrijvers
Executive Member
Dale Imray
Executive Member
Karen Nash
Treasurer
Kevin Nash
Executive Member
Mike Rogers
President
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Meet the junior team

Keeping the junior club up and running.

We would like to introduce our clubs junior committee.   This talented team of dedicated volunteers oversee the governance and day to day operation of all aspects of the junior club and are committed to its ongoing development and success.

In order for us to ensure the ongoing success of our junior club we are seeking interest from anyone who would like to join the junior committee for season 2014. Responsibilities are divided equally among the committee and we meet regularly on the 2nd Monday of each month during the season.

If you are interested in finding out more about the junior committee please contact Renee Fortune

Please refer to the ‘contact us’ section for Renee's contact details.

Karen Tustin
Junior Member
Caryn Vautier
Junior Member
Leigh Bourne
Junior Member
Mairead Conway
Junior Member
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Meet the director of coaching

Coaching our club to success.

Player development at all levels within the club is a key priority for LHCAFC and is led by our director of coaching Brendan McIntyre and the coaching committee.

A successful junior player in his own right in the UK for both Celtic and Norwich Brendan transitioned into a career as a professional coach more than 15 years ago. Brendan has been Lower Hutt City AFC’s director of coaching for over 6 years and is the head coach of the clubs senior men’s team.

During his tenure at LHCAFC Brendan has overseen the development of hundreds of talented footballers including players who have gone onto play for New Zealand age group teams, the Phoenix and several Scottish league teams. His strategic football development skills are a huge asset to our entire club from first kicks and junior academies through to senior men’s and women’s teams.

Brendan leads the club’s coach selection committee in the selection and appointment of the clubs senior coaching staff and ensures that there are quality development pathways and coaching support available to all coaches throughout the football season. Brendan also oversees the club’s successful football in schools and school holiday programmes which are available to children from the wider Wellington region throughout the year.

Please feel free to contact Brendan if you have any relevant coaching or player based questions during the season.

Alan Schrijvers
Executive Member
Kevin Nash
Executive Member
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Registrations

Joining LHCAFC

 

Registrations are now open for the 2015 football season!

 

Download your Senior  Men, Women and U17  registration form here

Download your Junior  First Kicks - 14th Grade registration form  here

 

 

 

Please refer to the ‘contact us’ section if you have any further questions or require further information.

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Contact Us

Saying hello

Getting in touch with the team.

We would love to hear from you so please don’t hestitate to contact us for further information about our club, your playing options or to discuss any other queries or questions that you may have. For all club inquiries please contact Renee Fortune on 027 6420036

Renee Fortune
Loek Strik
Executive Member
Karen Nash
Treasurer

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Meet our Support Partners