Coaching & Referring

Football in NZ wouldn’t happen without scores of volunteers’ selfless support of their kids’ love of sport. One of the things that makes Eastbourne special is how our sense of community comes together around the ESSC.

So, it’s that time of the year again when parents and caregivers weigh up the benefits of a Saturday morning lay-in versus taking pride in seeing their kids develop and have fun. But some times Mums & Dads also need inspiration and support too to step- up to take on the challenges of managing, coaching and even reffing for our teams.

One of our region’s most successful coach’s Declan Edge (
Olé Football Academy, Porirua ) is giving a workshop on Sunday 8 March at 9:30am, it will be open for coaches and teachers across all codes, levels, ages and abilities. Attendees will learn concepts from the workshop that can be easily implemented into their own football and/or learning environments. More info here:

Closer to home, Capital Football are also supporting coaching / reffing with an update on the new FIFA rules that apply this year: Changes to the Laws of the Game for 2020 on Monday 2 March at 7pm in Waikanae:
For More info: 

More information on this year’s Referee Courses will be available soon.

Fun Football Development Sessions

The football kids having fun and developing skills. Enjoy the Process, James Prosser.

Just a reminder that we will be having our 2nd Spring/Summer Fun Football Development session this WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25TH from 4 till 5pm at Bishop Park! 

Be sure to wear appropriate football clothing and comfortable boots/shoes on the day, weather according 

 Remember to bring a water bottle as well, as we the hope the weather will be heating up soon! 

The sessions will go through the end of the school year and we will look to have our final practice on December 18th.We have a great, familiar group that I am excited to continue working with on the development of their games! Let me know if you have any questions and I look fwd to seeing everyone on Wednesday! 


*also, we will be hosting a schools holiday program the 2nd week of the upcoming term break. The camp will run Monday, October 7th till Thursday, October 10th, 9am to 12.30pm. Let me know if you’d like further details on this*


James Prosser “Enjoy the Process”

Junior Prize Giving 2019

EFC Logo
Eastbourne Football Club logo

3pm, Sunday 8th September, Muritai School Hall.

Please arrive 2:50pm for 3pm start. Please remember to return your team shirts (cleaned) to your coach at the Prize Giving.

Afterwards you are all welcome to join us for a sausage sizzle at the ESSC club house.

Spring/Summer Coaching

Spring / Summer Fun Football Development Sessions. Enjoy the Process, James Processor.

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! 😊⚽️