Join Lower Hutt City AFC

The Junior and Senior registrations for the 2023 now open!


Lower Hutt City AFC uses Friendly Manager as our registration platform to streamline the behind the scenes management of the club and make it easier for our members to interact with us.

Friendly Manager is an absolute breeze to use; enabling you to easily manage your own information, your young footballer’s information, and register multiple players at the same time, all directly from the Lower Hutt City AFC website.

To register for the 2023 season, all  players (both new and returning) will need to click on the relevant link below to register yourself or a player under 18 years of age. Fill in the indicated fields and follow the prompts through the registration form to complete registration and submit payment (where applicable).

** New players: after your registration is complete you will be sent an email from Friendly Manager with your login and password details.


New or current Lower Hutt City AFC members

New or current Lower Hutt City AFC members

For new members, or current members with a Friendly Manager login

Payment can be made via credit card when registering via Friendly Manager, or by bank transfer / online banking once the invoice is received. Please direct any registration queries to Renee Fortune -

Important Dates for 2023

Capital Football have made some key changes regarding season commencements for juniors and seniors for the 2023 season.  The key change is that all junior and most youth competitions will now start at the end of April (at the beginning of Term Two) and finish early September. That means that the junior season will start on the weekend of 29th April and finish on the weekend of 2nd September.

There also be no games in the middle weekend of the Term 2/3 school holidays.

Season Fees for 2023

Youth & Junior

First Kicks (U3-U6) FREE

Fun Football (U7-U8), Mini Football (U9-U12) $105

Youth Football (U13-U17) $190

Girls Only Saturday Mixed League (U10 - U14) $105

Girls Only Sunday Leagues (U10 - U14) $105

Girls Only Saturday Mixed and Sunday Leagues (U10-U14) $105

Season Commencement

Youth & Junior

22 April           U13 / U15  TDP 

29 April           First Kicks, Fun Football (U7-U8), Mini Football (U9-U12), Youth Football (U13-U17)


26 March        Central League, Capital Premier, Capital 1

1 April             Capital 2- 4, Masters, U17 TDP

1 April             Wellington Local Leagues


22 April           Wellington 1-3

What gear do I need to play?

The Junior Regulations state that it is compulsory for ALL players to wear shin guards regardless of the grade of football they play. These can be purchased from any sporting goods store.

Football boots for players attending First Kicks (U3-U6) are optional. As they play on an indoor astro turf sports shoes are fine (especially if they are just giving it a go until you know for sure). 

Football boots are a must for U7's and above. Again these can be purchased from any sporting goods store.

Football boots that have metal sprigs or cleats are NOT PERMITTED on artificial football turfs.

Lower Hutt City AFC's club shorts and socks can now be purchased through our supplier Football Central either online or at the shop located: Unit 1/3 Raiha Street Elsdon, Porirua 5022. Club sweatshirt and jackets are also available, and for an additional cost can be personalised with your name.

Football Central - Club Shop

Women and Girls Football at Lower Hutt City AFC

We have options available for women and girls wanting to play football at Lower Hutt City AFC.

  • Senior Women (16yrs +) playing in Capital Football's Wellington leagues on Sundays
  • Mixed Football: Girls can play in mixed age grades (boys and girls together in teams)
  • Girls Only: Open to players from U7 and up – and played on Sunday mornings
  • Mixed and Girls only: Girls can choose to play both, meaning playing both Saturday and Sunday
  • In addition, girls also have the option to play down one grade up until U14-U15.  Please ensure you select which league(s) your daughter would like to play in and if they wish to play down a grade. Please note: there is no requirement to play down a grade. If you are unsure please contact us to discuss the best option.

Senior Men's Registrations

Lower Hutt City boasts strong senior men's teams across Capital Premier, Capital 2, Wellington Leagues, U17's and Masters making it the perfect platform for footballers of all skills levels. Registration for the 2023 season NOW OPEN

For any further information regarding senior men's football, please contact our Club Chairman Kevin Nash via email: