Auckland Football Federation is pleased to announce the fixture list for the second annual AFF Pre-season Cup.
This edition is the first that features an U-16 girls tournament while the U-15 boys competition returns for its second appearance.
The boys tournament comprises two groups of six teams played over the first two match days with a knock-out round scheduled for the third.
The girls competition comprises eight teams in a league format in what looks likely to be an intense and competitive contest.
AFF Competitions Manager Angela Wallbank is excited ahead of three weekends of football that feeds directly into the Auckland City FC U-17 Youth Tournament between 18-20 March.
“Originally, the AFF Pre-season Cup was designed to fill the gap left by the withdrawal of the Nike Cup so we wanted to work on a concept to supply some meaningful pre-season opportunities for players in the youth sector.
“We received excellent feedback from the participants within the football community last year about the competition which is a major reason for our decision to expand the competition for 2017.
“Auckland Football Federation is also planning to run specifically targeted coach education opportunities during the AFF Pre-season Cup which we will be rolling out early next week,” she says.
The AFF Pre-season Cup is scheduled for Sunday 26 February, Sunday 5 March and Sunday 12 March at McLennan Park, Papakura.
AFF Pre-season Cup 2017 – Boys U-15
Onehunga Sports v Manurewa SAE 10.00am Sun 26 February
Bucklands Beach AFC v Central United 10.00am Sun 26 February
Melville United U-15 v Ellerslie AFC 10.00am Sun 26 February
Central United v Onheunga Sports 1.00pm Sun 26 February
Melville United U-15 v Bucklands Beach AFC 1.00pm Sun 26 February
Ellerslie AFC v Manurewa SAE 1.00pm Sun 26 February
Bucklands Beach AFC v Ellerslie AFC 4.00pm Sun 26 February
Manurewa SAE v Central United 4.00pm Sun 26 February
Onehunga Sports v Melville United U-15 4.00pm Sun 26 February
Manurewa SAE v Bucklands Beach AFC 10.30am Sun 5 March
Onehunga Sports v Ellerslie AFC 10.30am Sun 5 March
Central United v Melville United U-15 10.30am Sun 5 March
Ellerslie AFC v Central United 2.00pm Sun 5 March
Melville United U-15 v Manurewa SAE 2.00pm Sun 5 March
Bucklands Beach AFC v Onehunga Sports 2.00pm Sun 5 March
BMAFC Misfits v Suburbs Lilywhites 9.00am Sun 26 February
North Shore United v Western Springs 9.00am Sun 26 February
TKU 15 Metro v Fencibles 15th Metro 9.00am Sun 26 February
Fencibles 15th Metro v Western Springs 12.00pm Sun 26 February
Suburbs Lilywhites v North Shore United 12.00pm Sun 26 February
TKU 15 Metro v BMAFC Misfits 12.00pm Sun 26 February
North Shore United v TKU 15 Metro 3.00pm Sun 26 February
BMAFC Misfits v Fencibles 15th Metro 3.00pm Sun 26 February
Western Springs v Suburbs Lilywhites 3.00pm Sun 26 February
Suburbs Lilywhites v TKU 15 Metro 11.30am Sun 5 March
Western Springs v BMAFC Misfits 11.30am Sun 5 March
North Shore United v Fencibles 15th Metro Sun 5 March
Fencibles 15th Metro v Suburbs Lilywhites 3.00pm Sun 5 March
BMAFC Misfits v North Shore United 3.00pm Sun 5 March
TKU 15 Metro v Western Springs 3.00pm Sun 5 March
10.00am Sun 12 March
12.30pm Sun 12 March
3.00pm Sun 12 March
AFF Pre-season Cup 2017 – Girls U-16
Three Kings United v Hamilton Wanderers 9.00am Sun 26 February
Bucklands Beach AFC v Suburbs Lilywhites 9.00am Sun 26 February
Ellerslie AFC v Fencibles U16 Girls 9.00am Sun 26 February
Norwest U-15 v Western Springs AFC 9.00am Sun 26 February
Suburbs Lilywhites v Three Kings United 12.00pm Sun 26 February
Hamilton Wanderers v Ellerslie AFC 12.00pm Sun 26 February
Western Springs AFC v Bucklands Beach AFC 1.00pm Sun 26 February
Fencibles U-16 Girls v Norwest U15
Ellerslie AFC v Suburbs Lilywhite 3.00pm Sun 26 February
Bucklands Beach AFC v Norwest U15 3.00pm Sun 26 February
Hamilton Wanderers v Fencibles U-16 Girls 4.00pm Sun 26 February
Three Kings United v Western Springs AFC 4.00pm Sun 26 February
Fencibles U-16 Girls v Bucklands Beach AFC 9.00am Sun 5 March
Suburbs Lilywhites v Hamilton Wanderers 9.00am Sun 5 March
Norwest U-15 v Three Kings United 9.00am Sun 5 March
Western Springs AFC v Ellerslie AFC 9.00am Sun 5 March
Suburbs Lilywhites v Fencibles U-16 Girls 11.30am Sun 5 March
Ellerslie AFC v Norwest U-15 11.30am Sun 5 March
Hamilton Wanderers v Western Springs AFC 11.30am Sun 5 March
Three Kings United v Bucklands Beach AFC 1.00pm Sun 5 March
Hamilton Wanderers v Bucklands Beach AFC 9.00am Sun 12 March
Fencibles U-16 Girls v Western Springs AFC 9.00am Sun 12 March
Suburbs Lilywhites v Norwest U-15 9.00am Sun 12 March
Ellerslie AFC v Three Kings United 9.00am Sun 12 March
Western Springs AFC v Suburbs Lilywhites 12.00pm Sun 12 March
Three Kings United v Fencibles U-16 Girls 12.00pm Sun 12 March
Norwest U-15 v Hamilton Wanderers 12.00pm Sun 12 March
Bucklands Beach AFC v Ellerslie AFC 12.00pm Sun 12 March
AFF Pre Season Cup 2017 Regulations available here