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Summer Soccer at Saxton Field 2014/2015

The draw: Mon 26 Jan & Wed 28 Jan

A chance to play football over summer! AMI Nelson Suburbs are running a Summer Soccer league for all ages and abilities. Our aim is to provide you and your friends the opportunity to have a fun night out, playing the "Beautiful Game".


  • 20 October to week ending 12 December 2014 (8 weeks)
(Mon 15 Dec and Wed 17 Dec will be reserve nights if we have cancellations)
  • 12 January to week ending 27 February 2015 (6 weeks)
(Please note that there are no games week 15 - 20 Feb because of the Cricket World Cup. Wednesday that week can be used as a reserve night)

This includes the competition running on the evenings of both Labour Day (27 Oct) and Nelson Anniversary (2 Feb).

All games are played on either Mondays or Wednesdays (Family Grade just Wednesdays)

The games start at either 6pm, 6:45pm or 7:30pm and are 20 minutes each way

The whole season includes 3 weeks of grading games, 10 weeks of league games and one week for friendlies, presentations etc.

League winners are found by adding up the points from all 10 league games

Cancellations: We'll post on this website and send out an email to the team managers, by 4.30 pm if we have to cancel.


All games are played at Saxton Field. The games are on the pitches around the aerial for the first half of the season.

Changing rooms: We'll open up some changing rooms to make it easier for people who come straight from other activities and for those who wish to change after their games.

Bar open!

The bar will be open in the clubrooms from 6 pm till about 9 pm on both Summer Soccer nights. 


  • Social Grade ($225) any combination of players 
  • Mixed Grade ($225) must have at least 3 women or 3 players under 14 years on the park at all times 
  • Family Grade ($150) a combination of 2 parents and 4 children 11 years and under on the park at all times. Parents can't score or go in goal

Teams can have a squad of more than 6 players, but all games are 6-aside and play rolling subs. 

The Family Grade is intended to be very child focused and to be played in an even less competitive atmosphere. This year we'll use a size 4 ball to suit the younger kids better. The Family Grade will be run on Wednesday nights. A team made up by parents and children could be suited to play in the Mixed Grade.

Please provide information about your team on the registration form, eg; ages, abilities, genders etc. If you are re-registering it would be good to know if your team name has changed and if the team will be similar to last year. This will all help us with grading.

Single player: If you'd like to play, but don't have a team please let us know and we'll do our best to find a team for you.  Please email us using the address below.


Registrations are now closed!

Contact: Any queries can be sent to Monica Sanderson at  summersoccer@suburbsafc.org

Your team needs a team manager who we can contact by email and phone. The team managers will receive draws each week and any correspondence from us, they are also responsible for making sure that the whole team knows the Summer Soccer Rules and for enforcing that the games are played in the Summer Soccer Spirit.

The price is staying the same, but because of some teams not paying on time we are introducing a late payment fee of 15%. Please make sure you pay by 3 Oct 2014!

Payments can be made in 2 ways: 
  • Direct credit; Westpac 03-0703-0354112-02 (please use team name as reference and note this is a specific Summer Soccer account)
  • Cheque (post to Nelson Suburbs, P O Box 2161, Stoke, Nelson 7041) 

Whilst we hope you'll never need to be stretchered off the field and taken to hospital in one of these, they'll be on hand for all summer soccer games for a cold compress or bandage if needed.  They have plenty of awesome colours to choose from!


A HUGE thanks to our sponsors – without your support we couldn't make this great game possible for the community: