Ruahine AFC is afliated to Central Football and is unique in the area as a Junior Football only club - we believe this is our strength!  Ruahine AFC runs a First Kicks (4-6th grades) programme at Wallace Park (next to the clubrooms) and also caters for players up to 13 years of age.  Players are generally placed in the grades to align with the age they are turning in that year of play.  Team practices during the week are arranged according to the availability of individual coaches and their teams.

​​​​​​​Game-based football development

Indoor Football and Indoor Futsal programmes all year (one term at a time)​​​​​​​

We're excited to announce the beginning of Ruahine AFC Fusion, providing the opportunity for enthusiastic young players to particiapte in Junior & Youth Football Games all year term at a time.

Ruahine AFC Fusion is a 'fusion' of Futsal and Football programs played indoors. It is a form of training to increase young people's enjoyment of the game predominantly supported by play; run and facilitated professionally by Ben Mathews with the support of other coaches. 

Spaces are limited for the program, so please contact us regarding availability. You have a choice of participating in both 'indoor football' and/or 'futsal'.

Click on the Register button to see full details.​​​

Please note that these programmes are faciliated by Ruahine AFC only, and are completely separate from the normal outdoor winter football programmes afilliated to Central Football.


Register to attend the Skills Development Programme. It's FREE for all Ruahine players registered in 7-13th Grades.


The goal of the programme is to provide a fun environment for Ruahine kids to learn footballing skills with friends. We expect that children will attend the programme in addition to their regular team coaching sessions. It is voluntary, and is designed for all those who are enthusiastic to learn new skills.


Thursday afternoons from 4-5pm during the winter season at Wallace Park (excluding School holidays)


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James Irwin coordinates and runs the programme along with some other helpers (including young youth and young at heart).


If you are interested in helping to provide coaching assistance, please let us know; as depending on numbers we may need 4 or 5 people. For those of you interested in advancing or broadening your coaching experience, this is a good opportunity to do so!​​​​​​​

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW - numbers may be limited.


ORDER your own personalised Ruahine AFC playing top with your name to keep and wear any time

(purely optional)

Shorts and socks also available at the link below

For the Side Line

Available now in time for the football season. Quality umbrellla, quality club, quality supporter!

Apply for a Family Rebate​​​​​​​

Two or more players from the same household playing...? Apply for a Family Rebate

​​​​​​​We're Committed!​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Ruahine AFC is affiliated to Central Football and aspires to the Whole of Football plan as developed by New Zealand Football.The Junior Framework provides a consistent, coordinated national approach to the development of junior players.  Whether children enjoy football because it’s a fun way to make friends or they’re inspired to follow in the footsteps of their heroes and play on the world stage, the Junior Framework has been developed to kick-start their dreams.


Hire our clubrooms

Great for corporate meetings. All proceeds go to the upkeep of the building and to supporting Ruahine AFC Football programmes

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