The Discovery Programme is aimed at 5-8 year olds and designed to prepare and progress players into the Skill Centre. Fun sessions focused on introducing players to the core skills and structured training. 

Each session is lead by a professional and qualified coach with support from developing coaches and BMAFC senior team players.

Programme Details

TermDayTimeStart DateEnd DateVenueCost
Term 1Wednesday4:30pm to 5:30pm – U6 Mixed

5:45pm to 6:45pm – U8 Mixed

February 16April 6Beachlands Domain$80
Term 2Wednesday4:30pm to 5:30pm – U6 Mixed

5:45pm to 6:45pm – U8 Mixed

May 11June 29Beachlands Domain$80
Term 3Wednesday4:30pm to 5:30pm – U6 Mixed

5:45pm to 6:45pm – U8 Mixed

August 3September 21Beachlands Domain$80
Term 4Wednesday4:30pm to 5:30pm – U6 Mixed

5:45pm to 6:45pm – U8 Mixed

October 19December 07Beachlands Domain$80

Programme Curriculum

The Discovery Programme curriculum is designed using the NZFJunior Framework. Each training session will focus on one of the following core skills:

  • Striking the ball
  • Receiving the ball
  • 1v1 
  • Travelling with the ball

Wet Weather Process

Any session postponements due to bad weather will be communicated via email so please check your email before leaving for the session. Postponed sessions will be caught up at the end of a term or at the beginning of the next term.


Our Discovery Programme is open to BMAFC members & non-members. To register follow the below instructions:

Members (Registered for 2022 Season)

1. Log into Friendly Manager and click “Register Now”

2. Click “Coaching Programmes”

3. Select the Term and Group you would like to register for

4. To register for multiple Terms or Programmes, repeat step 3

Non-Members (Register as a Guest / Non-Member)

If you have any questions or require more information please contact us at

COVID-19 Guidelines

Our programmes can be safely delivered in line with the current Covid-19 Protection Framework under both Orange and Green traffic lights. The maximum number of participants for each group will be 12 in order to keep within current restrictions.

The following guidelines will be in place to ensure the safety of everyone involved:

  • All coaches are required to be fully vaccinated
  • Only 1 person should accompany each child at drop-off and pick-up
  • Parents / Caregivers will be required to sign-in via the Covid Tracer App using the QR code provided

If you are sick

If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested.

By getting a test, you are helping keep your community safe. Testing is always free for everyone.

Staying at home if you are sick is one way to stop any possible spread of COVID-19.