Queenstown Associated Football Club

Our Teams

Mens Premiers

Coach: Danniel Bocatios

The Team

Queenstown Men’s (locally and nationally known) as Rovers compete in the Football South Premier league competition.

Our Men’s environment has a proud reputation for being probably the most internationally diverse club in New Zealand having had player’s from many foreign national represent the club over many years.

We are equally proud of our ability to develop players to international standard.

The Rovers Men’s have had player’s represent the club, who in recent times have gone on and represented NZ at FIFA U23 World cups in Willem Ebbinge and Oli Ceci.

The Rovers also have the honor of helping Andrew Mobberley represent Samoa.

Womens Premiers

Coach: Holly Alldred

The Team

Queenstown women’s team, affectionately known as the “Rovers” was established in 2009. The team play in the Dunedin Womens Premier League, which means dedication, resilience and a true love of the game are prerequisites for our players. A true testament to those traits is evident in the fact we finished second in the league in both 2018 and 2020.

The diversity of Queenstown population is reflected in our team – in addition to our local home grown talent players from every corner of the world can be heard to shout “Grande objetivo” – “Ottimo obiettvio” – and “Great Goal “.

Everyone is welcome at the Rovers.

MENS RESERVES

Coach: Steve Henderson

Steve Henderson joined the Rovers last century (1999). As a player he has surpassed more than 300 1st team games for the club.

He has continued with the club as Player Coach, Head Coach, assistant Coach, manager, Committee member, and his favourite task of match day ball boy “the only job I actually want”.

From Hamilton, playing 1st team football from age 15 at Cambridge Utd, and following to Roslyn Wakari FC during tertiary study, the experience of a grass roots football life here in NZ always is the grounding for ensuring our youth players are given the best possible experiences.

He also currently Coaches the Wakatipu HS 1st XI.

The Team

In 2023 we have re-introduced a reserve team, playing in the Central Otago Football League Division One, under the name “QAFC Youth”.

The team is led by QAFC long time coach Steve Henderson and consists largely of players in their late teens, supplemented by players from the broader squads from our men’s first team. 
This is a great opportunity for local players to progress into senior football and we hope for many of these players this will provide a pathway into our future first team.

 

YOUTH – Football South development league (FSDL)

Coach: Mark Ford

 

Mark Ford has recently been coaching the Womens Premier Team but has now stepped into our Youth setup.

 

The Team

The Football South Development League (FSDL) is a competitive league designed to develop footballers by improving both the technical and tactical understanding of the game playing against the best players in the lower South Island at the u15 level.

These teams will be run like a professional academy and coached by Mark Ford, a respected and qualified coach who has been with the club for many years.

Juniors

Junior Team Sponsors:

 

  • u7.2 Southern Civil
  • u9.1 BDO
  • u9.3 JD Painting and Decorating
  • u11.1 Southern Land
  • u11.2 Kent Wilkins Electrical
  • u12.1 Classic Builders
  • u13.2 Pak n Save
  • u15 Youth Fowler Homes

 

Junior Training

 

Pre-season training will begin on March 13th  This is adding value to our offering to those super keen.  Teams will be allocated in early April. 

 

  • Training: Every Wednesday 4-5pm from 13th March to June (excl. School Holidays).
  • Weekend Games: Every Sunday from late April for 11 weeks – in either Queenstown, Cromwell, Alexandra or Wanaka.

 

  

2024 Game Weeks & Draw

Junior Draw (u6-u8)

Sunday 5th May (Week 2)

Sunday 19th May (Week 4)

Sunday 2nd June (Week 6)

Sunday 16th June (Week 8)

Sunday 30th June (Week 10)

 

Draw u9-u15 (All weeks)

Wanaka – 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June

Cromwell – 5th May, 2nd June, 30th June

Queenstown – 12th May, 9th June, 7th July

Alexandra – 19th May, 16th June

 

 

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