What To Expect

How do I book someone on to attend a Fantails session?
You can book their place online before attending a session or just turn up and the hub will get you registered manually.

To register online - You’ll be able to do this from the search results when you search for your nearest session on the Fantails page.

My daughter is really nervous and has never played football before, can she attend Fantails?

Definitely! This programme is perfect for her. We believe that football is for everyone and want to ensure that every girl has an opportunity to take part and has a great experience. Get in touch with your hub and let them know how they can best support. 

Is there an equivalent boys programme?
Fantails was developed to target female participants as currently only 1 in 5 players playing football in NZ are female. We have over 400 clubs in NZ who offer NZF's Junior Framework and all of these clubs offer boys or mixed football, however only a small percentage offer a girls programme. If you have a young boy who would like to play, please contact your local federation or club to see what's on offer.

How long does a Fantails session last?
Sessions usually lasts one hour however this may vary so please check with the hub before attending. 

What do you wear to a Fantails session?
Comfortable clothes she can run around in. You don’t need to wear boots if you don’t have them.

Can she bring a friend to a Fantails session?

Absolutely! All hubs welcome new girls to participate and will offer free sessions for new players.

Who runs the Fantails sessions?
All sessions are delivered by our super friendly, NZF qualified coaches. The welfare of your daughter is key, so we ensure that all Fantails coaches are fully trained in health and safety, safeguarding and more.

How much does it cost to attend a Fantails session?
All sessions charge up to a maximum of $5. Futsal sessions are up to a maximum of $8. Please check those delivering the session though, as they will offer free taster sessions for new girls. 

How do I volunteer at a Fantails session?
You don’t need to have football genius to volunteer at Fantails. If you love having fun and want to learn more about being a coach please contact your local hub.

I want to become a Fantails hub?
We are always looking to grow our network of Fantail hubs. Reach out to your local federation to understand how you can get involved with delivering this awesome programme.

The Programme

Learn more about the Fantails progamme and how it aims to provide more opportunities for young females to play football.

What To Expect

Find out more about what to expect when you attend your first Fantails session.