Welcome to the 2023 season!

******UPDATE 31 MARCH 2023******

Registering for Junior and Youth football

Registrations for most junior grades are now closed. If, when you try to register, there are no teams available for your age group, this means we have met our allocation for the age group and registrations are now closed. You are however, welcome to add your child’s name to a waiting list, and we’ll let you know if spaces become available.

For more information, please contact the relevant Grade Manager for your child’s age group (see Contact Page)


Upper Hutt City Football uses Friendly Manager as our registration and administration platform.

This makes it really easy to register each season (information is pre-populated from the previous season), you can login at any time to update your information and it enables multiple members of the same family to register under one login.*

Any questions regarding the registration process, please contact Katie Pettengell, katie@upperhuttcityfootball.org.nz



RETURNING PLAYERS (registered with us in 2022)

Simply login into your Friendly Manager account and register for season 2023. Your details will be pre-populated based on the information you provided last year. Please change/update any details if required (particularly your email address if it has changed since last season).



NEW PLAYERS (or returning player previously registered prior to 2022)

Click on the relevant link below. Fill in the indicated fields and follow the prompts through the registration form to complete registration and submit payment (where applicable). Payment can be made via credit card when registering via Friendly Manager, or by bank transfer or online once the invoice is received.

Juniors/Youth Registrations (Ages 17 and under)

Seniors Registrations (Ages 18+)



  • You can register multiple junior players using the SAME login. Simply click on the “add another player” box at the bottom of the registration form.
  • The parent (or other caregiver) who created the login, can also register as a player using the same login.
  • Additional adults need a separate login.

Any questions regarding the registration process, please contact Katie Pettengell, katie@upperhuttcityfootball.org.nz


Juniors and Youth – 2023 season

Key dates

Capital Football has confirmed that the Junior/Youth seasons will kick off on the weekend of 29 April 2023. Capital Development Youth Leagues will start 22 April 2023.

Junior/Youth football will finish on the weekend of 2 September 2023, with CDL finishing on 24 September 2023.

Junior and Youth Fees – 2023 Season

Year of Birth Grade** Registration Fee (per player)
2017-2019 First Kicks $30 Click here for more info
2015-2016 7th and 8th grade – Fun Football $110 Click here for more info
2011-2014 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade – Mini Football $110 Click here for more info
2010 U13 mixed – Youth football $135* Click here for more info
2008-2009 U15 mixed – Youth football $135*
2006-2007 U17 mixed – Youth football $135*
2005 or later U18 Girls Only $135*

Please note

* Youth players who choose to trial for a TDP Programme and are selected, will incur an additional $500 fee per player (a total fee of $635).

Please indicate your interest in the TDP by answering the relevant question during the registration process.

** Girls can play down a year, for example, a female born 2009 (U13) can choose to play U12s instead.

How to pay

• Online as you register by credit card
• By bank transfer or online once invoice is received

Girls only Sunday leagues

In previous years, Upper Hutt City Football entered teams into the Capital Football Girls Only Sunday Leagues at U8, U10, U12 and U14. This allows our junior girls the option to play girls’ only, or to play both mixed (on Saturdays) and Girls’ Only on Sundays.

For 2023, if enough players are interested, we will again be looking to enter teams in these Girls’ Only Sunday leagues. Please contact Noel Raggett, our Junior Captain for more information about our Girls’ Only options.

Need more help?

If you’re unsure which programme would be best for your junior or youth player and you wish to discuss your options, please contact:

• Junior and Youth Boys Development Officer, Jon Winkworth, jonathan@upperhuttcityfootball.org.nz
• Junior Captain, Noel Raggett, juniors@upperhuttcityfootball.org.nz


Senior Men and Women (Social and Competitive) – 2023 Season

We offer options for competitive, social and masters’ grades. For more info on men’s football contact john@upperhuttcityfootball.org.nz

It is our intention to have competitive teams in women’s Prem and Division 2 and a social team in women’s division 3 as well as continuing our involvement in the women’s U18s league. For more info on our women’s teams please contact Katie Pettengell, Women’s Captain, katie@upperhuttcityfootball.org.nz

Dates for upcoming season

25th March: Kelly Cup starts; First round of Central League, Men’s Cap Prem, and Capital 1
1st April: First round of Men’s Capital 2-4 and Masters’ Leagues
15th April: All other Senior Football starts
22nd April: First round of Women’s Central League (Saturdays) and Women’s Cap Prem, and Women’s Div 1-3 (Sundays)

Registering for Senior football

Registrations through Friendly Manager for the 2023 season are now open.

Invoices will be sent once players have been allocated into teams.

Competition 2023 Fee
Men’s and Women’s competitive (payable following squad announcements) $305 per player
Men’s and Women’s student $195 per player
Men’s and Women’s social and masters grade TBC

What your fees at UHCF cover

Administration fees are collected by the club to help cover the total costs of operating as a club. In any year these are a combination of:

• Affiliation fees to Capital Football (for NZ Football, development support, courses, referees, etc)
• Club equipment – balls, nets, shirts etc.
• Turf training and ground fees
• Prizegiving expenses – certificates, medal and trophies
• Funding towards tournaments fees
• Other costs relate to running the club, clubrooms and gear storage facilities

How to pay

• By bank transfer or online once invoice is received.


Players that withdraw from the season will only be given refunds where medical evidence is supplied or on a case-by-case basis agreed with the grade manager. Please contact us in confidence if you need to discuss payment options.

Questions or need more info?

For registration (Friendly Manager) enquiries contact: katie@upperhuttcityfootball.org.nz
For playing/team enquiries contact: your grade manager, junior, men’s or women’s captain