Waikato Secondary Schools Football competitions are administered by Waikato Secondary Schools Football Association.
The WSSFA and Waibop football collaborate under a Memorandum of Understanding for the delivery of Secondary School Football for Girls and Boys across the Waikato-King Country-Thames Valley region.
Boys and Girls Grades are split into Junior and Senior levels. The first three weeks of the season are dedicated to grading rounds, before splitting teams into divisions. Division vary for grades with up to 8 teams for Junior Boys, 10 teams for Senior Boys, while Junior Girls usually have smaller divisions of 3 teams and Senior Girls 8 teams. All grading of divisions is team numbers, dependant.
Key Competition Dates
Saturdays for all competitions unless an alternative date is organised and agreed to by both schools involved
Friday 22nd March (Week 8/Term 1): Entries Close for League/Grading and Knockout Cup
Saturday 4th May: Grading Rounds begin
Saturday 11th May: Senior Premier Divisions League – League Round 1 begins
Saturday 25th May: All Non-Premier Divisions – League Round 1 begins
Saturday 24th August (Premier) – Final round
Saturday 7th September (Non-Premier) -Final round
Saturday 8th June – KO Round 1
Saturday 21st September – KO Finals
Secondary Schools’ 5 a-side
Friday 23rd August: Entries Close for 5-A-Side
Saturday 14th September:- 5 a-side One-day Tournament
Venues and Officiating
Matches for play are usually at Schools and local District council grounds drawn by WSSFA draws management.
Officials Waikato Referees’ Association officials, qualified CBR referees + volunteers
All schools are able to qualify to compete in the Lotto Premier NZ Schools national tournament or a variety of Satellite tournaments during Winter Tournament week.
Information on Football tournament is held at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Football Association website. Click Here
Currently, the draws and results are available for all Waikato Secondary Schools Football through the WSSFA website.