Girls Talent Development

East Coast Bays AFC and Hibiscus Coast AFC have come together to deliver a Girls Talent Development Programme, providing a pathway for local youth players into a high-quality training process and access to the highest levels of competition and challenge in a year-round calendar of activity. 

The Talent Development Programme (TDP) is aimed at girls aged 14 to 16 years,  2024 is serving as our accreditation year and will allow ECB and HBC the opportunity to complete the accreditation pathway, gaining access to the NRFL Youth Girls leagues in 2025.  

Why Do This?

ECB x HBC are prividing:

  • Experienced and aspirational qualified coaches​
  • Ashley Reserve as a high-quality training facility​
  • Access to year-round training ​
  • Year-round access to games, tournaments and a friendly environments
  • Exit pathway to senior football ​

TDP Youth Girls Training Schedule - 2024

Term 1  

While our TDP program specifically targets girls born between 2008 - 2010, we also extend a warm welcome to younger girls born in 2011 to attend our open / selection sessions.

Open Training Starts - Tuesday, 13th February                                 

2 x contacts / week - Tuesday's & Thursday's @ Ashley Reserve #1 (5.00pm - 6.15pm)

Cost: $135

  • All girls (born 2008 - 2011) are welcome to attend open training / selection sessions
  • Team selection will take place late February / early March
  • Term 1 fees due AFTER selection into the program is successful 
  •  Existing club members, registration is through My Friendly Manager as a 'current  member' , non-club members, register as 'new to ECB'                                                                                       

Full Schedule - Term 1


Week #

Week Start

Session 1 Venue and Time

Session 2 Venue and Time

Girls TDP- Youth Open Sessions

Born 2008 - 2010

*welcoming girls born 2011*







Tue 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1

Thurs 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1



Tue 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1

Thurs 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1



      Tues 5.00pm-6.15pm

             NO TRAINING

Squad announcement scheduled

    Squad Training Starts

Thurs 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1




Tue 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1

Thurs 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1




Tue 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1

Thurs 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1




Tue 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1

Thurs 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1




Tue 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1

Thurs 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1




Tue 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1

Thurs 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1




Tue 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1 Thurs 5.00pm-6.15pm AR #1

Preliminary Schedule (Term 2 - Term 4)

April/May 2024 – NRF league starts​
August 2024 – NRF League ends​
September – October 2024 – NRF cup​
October 2024 – Tournaments – pending entry acceptance​
November-December 2024 – Spring training​
December 2024 – u17 Tournament – pending entry ​

Preliminary Costs

Term 1 - $135 - 2 x contacts / week and games ((billed at a reduced rate due to the inclusion of a trial period)

Winter Season Registration (Mandatory) - $255   please refer to FAQ below for breakdown of season fees                                                                                                                

Term 2 - $240 - 2 x contacts / week and games 

Term 3 - $240 - 2 x contacts / week and games 

Term 4 -            (cost to be confirmed at a later date) 

Programme Milestones

  • 38 weeks of activity available 
  • 24 weeks – 2 x training + 1 x game 
  • 10 weeks – 1 x training 
  • 4 weeks – 2 x training 

Programme Leads

Our coaches boast considerable expertise and credentials, ensuring they are well-equipped to provide exceptional mentorship and training. They are dedicated to nurturing the development of crucial skills and mental resilience

GTDP Programme Manager: Maurie Wasi 

GTDP Programme Coach Educator: Milan Elie 

GU14's Lead Coach: Maurie Wasi 

GU16's Lead Coach: Grant Stott 

The programme leaders will be supported by injury prevention, goalkeeping, and assistant coaches.  

Frequently Asked Questions

- What are 'open / selection' sessions?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Open training sessions allow Technical and Coaching staff to observe players in a low-pressure environment and allow players to become familiar with the programme

- What if my child doesn't get selected?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Clubs will maintain community pathway options which will allow players to continue playing football in NRF Community Leagues

- What are the associated costs should my child make the team?                                                                                                                                                                                        TDP fees will be charged per term, these fees cover coaching costs, support services and education workshops. Term fees DO NOT cover traditional winter registration fees

- Will term fees remain consistent throughout the year?                                                                                                                                                                                                        Term fees will vary due to number of contacts but will scale with coaching qualification level / competition entry, preliminary costs have been established in the interim.

- My child has made the team, which club do I register with?                                                                                                                                                                                                 Please register your child with the club they would otherwise play for (ECB AFC or HBC AFC)                                                                                                                                                If you are not associated with any of these clubs, please ensure that you register with either one before 29th March (registration cut-off date)     

   Register with ECB AFC                               

- What do Winter Season fees 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 Norther Regional Football (for NZ Football, development support, courses, referees, etc)
• Club equipment – balls, nets, shirts etc.
• Ground fees and maintenence
• Prizegiving expenses – certificates, medal and trophies
• Other costs relate to running the club, clubrooms and gear storage facilities                       

- Will we need to purchase a TDP kit if my child makes the team?                                                                                                                                                                          TDP kits are provided at an additional cost, they ensure clear identification, enhanced visibility and contributes to the team's identity, The confirmed kit cost will be provided at a later      stage as we actively pursue sponsorship.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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