Spring/Summer Coaching


Hello All!
I hope everyone is well and has been enjoying their football seasons! It has been a pleasure working with some of the EFC players/teams this winter and I continue to see improvement and positive growth in several of you. Well done and keep up your good work!


That said, I wanted to announce our Spring/Summer football dates so you can begin your planning. We will begin on Monday, September 16th and Wednesday, September 18th beginning at 3.30pm for an hour. Depending on numbers, we will have a 2nd group from 4.30pm for an hour. You are able to register for either one, or both, session days. See more details below. 
I will also offer a holiday program during the next school holiday break in October. I will open that up to both weeks, Monday to Thursday, to see which week has more interest from people. We will go from 9am to 12.30pm as per normal. More details below. 

Finish your seasons strong and I look forward to seeing everyone at some point soon, either during the summer sessions or at a holiday camp….take care and all the best in the game! 


Fun Football Spring/Summer Development sessions – 12 weeks, $140/per session day for the term (not including school holidays and discount if you choose to do both session days)
Monday sessions begin September 16th, 3.30 – 4.30pm @ Bishop Park 
Wednesday sessions begin September 18th, 3.30 – 4.30pm @ Bishop Park 

Fun Football School Holidays mini-camp program!Session #1 – Sept. 30th to October 3rd (Monday – Thurs.), 9am – 12.30pm @ Bishop Park $150
Session #2 – October 7th to October 10th (Mon. – Thurs.), 9am – 12.30pm @ Bishop Park $150.Be in touch ASAP to reserve your spot! 


James Prosser “Enjoy the Process” 


Time to Shine


Alex Plimmer going from EFC to USA.
Alex Plimmer going far from EFC to USA!!!

Another ex-EFC junior player going on to bigger things! Congratulations Alex, from pounding it out on little Bishop in green and gold to a scholarship in USA – well done! 😊⚽️

Jnr Coach of the Year


As a club we are so proud of everyone who gives their time to support our kids …but especially proud of Chris Houston who’s been nominated for New Zealand Football Junior Football Coach of the Year!

NZ Football Junior Coach of the Year nominees... well done Chris Houston.

Good luck Chris, love your work!!!

Keep Warm & Look Cool


Limited Edition – Eastbourne F.C. Merchandise: Beanie, Scarf & Cap – only $20 – While Stocks Last.

Email: info@efc.org.nz to place your order.

EFC beanie
Limited edition EFC beanie. Only $20, while stocks last
EFC Scarf only $20
Limited Edition EFC Scarf.
Peak of fashion: EFC peaked cap
EFC cap with orange peak. One size fits all with velcro adjustable strap at back.

You can pay online into the EFC acount: 02-0544-0157380-000.
$20 per item – use Your Name & Team as reference.

Orders with cash can be made on the training night or at the game

Junior Tournaments & BBQ


Pak'n'Save Petone, BBQ Sponsor
Thanks to PAK’n’SAVE Petone for sponsoring our BBQ sausage sizzle.

The first of two days of tournaments was a tremendous success last Sunday 31st March. The second Sunday will be the 7th April.

We enjoyed pitch perfect conditions with glorious weather for the first EFC Junior Tournament of 2019. Thanks to all the coaches, players and parents who turned out for a fantastic and fun football fiesta.

Some of our Junior teams were finding their feet for the first time and as the day drew on they developed team chemistry and confidence.

Split across both Bishop’s Park and William’s Park, the tournament players and parents enjoyed extra energy from the brilliant BBQs at both locations.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped the sausages to sizzle. Also a HUGE THANK YOU to PAK’nSAVE PETONE for providing the kai.

A second thrilling day of football fever will excite Eastbourne this Sunday the 7th April as the players battle it out. Come on down to William’s & Bishop’s Parks and snaffle a sausage sizzle or a BBQ burger.

EFC Junior Tournament Sunday 7th April.

Don’t forget, Saturday 6th April is the first day of the 2019 season (except First Kicks). Don’t Miss Out. Set your alarms for Saturday morning!