Forrest Hill Milford 2 ECB 1 played 25 April 2017 at Beecroft Park

Some calamitous defending cost an injury-hit Bays side three points in its Anzac Day clash with Forrest Hill Milford.

It started off well with Chris Riley and Jamie Mason having chances albeit off target. Forrest Hill attacked and were repulsed.

Then, in the 24th minute, Bays gave away a corner. The ball was crossed, not cleared, bobbling about the goalmouthmore

ECB 1 Glenfield Rovers 4 played 22 April 2017 at Bays City Park

A lacklustre performance from East Coast Bays in their local derby with Glenfield Rovers saw them slump to another home defeat as they were outmuscled and out-played by their near neighbours.

It was always going to be a midfield battle with few chances on offer. Dylan Stansfield’s free kick forced a save from Michael O’Keefe who also had to deny Zane Olla in the first fifteen minutesmore

Manurewa 2 ECB 4 played 17/04/2017 at Memorial Park, Manurewa

A first half hat trick to Dylan Stansfield, set the stage for a comfortable away win.

Long grass and a greasy surface from the rain made football tricky with passes going astray far too often.

The game was only a minute old when Manurewa won a free kick a few metres outside the penalty area. Rudy Mozr lined up a shot which took a wicked deflection leaving Liam Anderson strandedmore

ECB 2 Three Kings United 3 played 14 April 2017 at Bays City Park

Bays came from behind twice, only to be denied points by a late goal that came from a free kick that many felt should have been awarded the other way.
This decision, along with an offside call that denied a goal and a couple of other decisions, left supporters feeling hard done by at the conclusion of the game.

Set pieces were Bays undoing.more

Coach the Coaches Goalkeeper Clinic

We are very lucky to have Grant Johnson in New Zealand for the World Masters tournament. He is currently the Goalkeeper Coach at the Supersport United Academy in South Africa as well as a Player Scout.more

ECB 0 Hamilton Wanderers 1 played 8 April 2017 at Bays City Park

Winning ugly is acceptable – you take all the points. You can’t lose ugly, its unacceptable.

This was an ugly game, punctuated only by a screamer of a goal from Hamilton’s Davis Smith in the 28th minute. Bays struggled to put passes together, took the wrong option more often than not, and were a shadow of the team that played the first two game of the season.more

ECB 3 Waitakere City 1 played 1 April 2017 at Bays City Park

Down to ten, leading by a single goal and 35 minutes left to play, it didn’t look good for Bays.

It had been a tight first half, with both sides having chances. Waitakere’s Steven Macdonald was blocked by Jack Beguely, and a stunning save by Michael Williams prevented Adyn Kettle from opening the scoring. Joe Bresnahan had tested veteran Ross Nicholson early in the game but Bays hadn’tmore

Eastern Suburbs 0 ECB 3 played 25/03/2017 at Madills Farm

A Judd Baker double plus a Liam Anderson tap in, gave Bays the perfect start to a new season with a 3-0 away win over Eastern Suburbs. The pre-season build-up had been good under new coach David Mulligan and new signings had augmented last year’s squad.

Bays started positively and were rewarded in the fifth minute when Zane Olla threaded a pass to Judd Baker who left his defenders standing,more

ECB 14th Metro win inaugral Melville Trophy

ECB Elliott 14th Metro travelled to Melville in search of game time before the start of the season.more

East Coast Bays would like to announce the return of the Goalkeeping Centre for 2017.

This year Alex Carr was relocated to Whangarei for his final year of his Medical Degree. The club are fortunate to have Liam Anderson, ECB Premier and Waitakere Premiership Goalkeeper, taking over this role.

Please read the full article for all the details.more

Anna Leat and the Football Ferns gear up for Cyprus Cup

Football Ferns coach Tony Readings is looking forward to getting his team back together for the first time since the Rio Olympics when they contest the Cyprus Cup next week.

Anna Leat has been training hard for this in preparation.more

2017 Girl's Trials 13th - 17th Grade

Trials for 13th - 17th grade Girls will be held over a three week period. These trials will be held at ECB grounds. Please check website prior to game in case of late changes to grounds.
Dates for these trials are:
28 February
7 March and
14 March

All welcome including new players to the club. Jeremie Bouvet (Girl's Coaching facilitator together with the coaches will be running these trials.more

Time to get flexible - It's never too late to start.

PhysioOne are running several yoga sessions a week from their recently refurbished practice at the Apollo Medical Centre.

For more info open the article for the details or call PhysioOne on 09 477 3750.more

Introducing 2017 Girl's Coaching Facilitor

Jérémie Bouvet has joined the ECB Coaching Team. He is the coaching facilitator for Girls and Women's football at ECB for 2017. Jérémie will not only coach the top girl's team he will provide coaching guidance to all the girl's coaches throughout the season.
Jérémie has worked and coached for various football clubs and sports organisations throughout Auckland.more

ECB Summer Camps

East Coast Bays do not have one off trials instead opting for summer camps. These give the coaches the opportunity to observe players over a number of nights, as well as giving the players a number of nights to impress.

These Summer camps are commencing next week, so please read the full details in the article for timings and who to contact.more

Premiers gear up for the season ahead.

David Mulligan and the coaching team have been whipping the boys into shape and there are a series of pre-season games lined up in the next coming weeks.

There is some good young talent coming through mixed in with some of the older, wiser heads and the lads are looking sharp and hungry for success this year.

We encourage you to get on down and support the team.

Full details inside.more

Changes for 2017 Talent Program

In 2017 Northern Football’s Player Development Programme changes with staff out watching as many games as possible, as well as keeping in regular contact with club coaches and Directors Of Football.

Full details here. http://www.nff.org.nz/2017-talent-programme/

Full Programme Calendar can be found here. http://www.nff.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/02/NFF-Talent-Calendar-2017.xlsxmore

Anna Leat in NZ team for Cyprus Cup

The rise of Anna Leat on the international scene continues. A standout in the FIFA Under 17 World Cup, Anna has now been called up to share the goalkeeping duties with Erin Naylor in the New Zealand team selected to contest the Cyprus Cup as they rebuild towards the 2019 FIFA World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.more

David Mulligan appointed Coach of ECB Premiers

East Coast Bays are pleased to confirm that David Mulligan has been appointed Head Coach for the Premier Team playing in the Lotto NRFL Premier League, taking up the role with immediate effect.

David had a long and successful professional career playing over 180 games in the English Football League at Championship, League One and League Two level, before returning to New Zealand in 2008more

Awards at Senior Prizegiving

The East Coast Bays Senior Prizegiving was held recently and the following were honoured.more


East Coast Bays Association Football Club has been accredited by NZ Football as one of the official providers for the new Skill Centre Open Programmemore

Brazilian Coaching Opportunity

Please see attachments for details of Brazilian Coaching Opportunitymore

13th Grade Northland Youth Cup - Great Results

1 week out from the 13th Grade Nationals, we entered 2 teams into the Northland Cup to give all players a run out before final selections. Team A included the Metro players and Team B included the Development players form 2016.more

ECBAFC Summer Football 2016-2017

The Senior B League is now full. Still room for additional teams in the MIXED, O35's and Senior A Leagues, but they're filling fast.... Get in quick!!!!more

Youth Framework set to roll out

Youth Framework set for roll out

The next stage of the award-winning Whole of Football Plan has now been released in the form of the Youth Framework, which aims to encourage more young New Zealanders to fall in love with the beautiful game.

Launched by New Zealand Football in 2011, the Whole of Football Plan provides a unified pathway for players, coaches, referees and administrators to delivermore

ECBAFC Summer Football 2016-2017

ECB Summer Football will kick off on 27th October 2016 for the Seniors and 31st October for the Juniors. Please go to More Menus - Summer Football on our website for details and entry forms. Please direct all queries to duane@ecbafc.netmore

East Coast Bays succeed at Manurewa Tournament

Well done to Dave Wood and his 9th Grade Team and Liam Sands and his 10th Grade team both winning their respective grades at the Manurewa tournament today. Lance Snelgars 11th Grade Development Team were runners up in the 11th Grade Section. Well done East Coast Bays. Photos and reports to follow.more

Raffle Winners

Thanks to all those who are supporting the club raffle on a Saturday afternoon.

Winners of the Meat Pack

Chris Wells 30th April 2016
Ross de Wynter 7th May 2016
Paul Mccarthy 14th May 2016

Winner of the Sport Pack donated by Jo Messenger and Tracey Bennewith

Dillon Barnett 21st May 2016more


Registrations for the 2016 Season are now open.

East Coast Bays offers Midget Teams, Junior Teams, Youth Teams and Senior Teams (Girls, Boys, Women and Men) both Social and Competitive.

The Summer Academies will recommence in February from which the top two teams for each grade will be chosen. Please contact your Convenor should you wish to be assessed at these Academies.more

Ode to Mums Mob

Mums Mob stalwart and Notts County tragic, 'Tom' Dooley had an epiphany early one morning which caused him to rise and compose the following poem to his second love, Mums Mob. Its titled 'Second in the World'.more

ECBAFC Summer Football 2015-2016

It's fast approaching that time of year again, the ECBAFC Summer Football Competition. Please go to "More Menus - Summer Football" for all the detailsmore

ECB 9th Grade Wood

Good luck to Dave Wood and and 9th Grade National Team who commence their participation in the U9s National Tournament at Three Kings today.more

ECB 15th Grade Girls Premiers and 11th Grade Boys

Good luck to Jassen Elliott and the 15th Grade Premier Girls and Giles Hoy and the 11th Grade Boys who will compete in the Gold Coast Champions Youth Cup over the next 10 days. Hopefully Jassen will add a link where you can follow the results of this tournament.more


Congratulations to East Coast Bays AFC Development Squad who defeated Metro 2 - 0 in the final of the Northern Regional Football Reserve Knockout Cup at Western Springs today.more

ECB Development Squad Vs Metro

East Coast Bays Development Squad will play Metro in the final of the NRFL Reserve Cup at 4.00 tomorrow, 14th September, at Seddon Park, Western Springs.more

Blue Rovers 11th Grade Vincent Green Memorial Tournament - Tauranga

Blue Rovers 11th Grade Vincent Green Memorial Tournament - Tauranga. ECB Daw went into this tournament with big boots to fill with ECB Georgiou winning the same tournament back in 2013.
Due to a late withdrawal our group was reduced to four teams meaning only three pool games. We kicked off with a decisive performance over Manurewa, scoring 4 unanswered goals. The first goal being scored by Lomore



Congratulations to Brock Messenger

Brock has secured a contract with Sunshine Coast FC for the season. To date Brock has played for both the Youth League and Premiers and has had very good feedback. Good luck to Brock from us at ECBmore

North Football Federation Weir Rosebowl Tournament in Cambridge

26 Federation Talent Centre teams from the upper North Island competed in the annual 12th grade Weir Rosebowl tournament in Cambridge last week. Northern Football Federation claimed both first place trophies - the boys (Harbour United) and the girls (Harbour Fusion).more


Congratulations to Dave Wood, Craig Fickling and Lance Snelgar who have achieved their New Zealand Football Youth Level 2 Coaching Award.more

Congratulations to the Ladies Div 1

Well done Ladies Division 1 who have won their League for 2013. Thanks to Keith Murison for coaching them this season. The pathway for girls in the club, thank you to Jassen Elliott and Nichola Snell, is now firmly in place for future seasons.more


Ashley 1 and Mairangi Bay are closed today, Tuesday 16th July 2013. Please be careful not to train on closed fields. We have already had complaints from the Contractors and Council about teams training on Mairangi Bay today when it is closed. You can check with the official phone number.

Phone: (09) 379 2024
Press option number 5
Press option number 2 to hear the Northern Sector closumore

NZ U17's through to World Cup Finals in UAE

Darren Bazeley and Willy Gerdsen's U17 Team have made it to the World Cup. They went through unbeaten in the tournament in Vanuatu and will now go to the United Arab Emirates for the finals in October.
Congratulations to all involvedmore

U19s Metro Sunday League

Any players interested in playing in this Metro League please contact Nichola.ecbafc@gmail.com or phone on 021 263 2212.more

New Zealand Football Quality Mark for East Coast Bays


East Coast Bays Assn Football Club have been successful in being the first club in New Zealand to be issued a Quality Mark by New Zealand Football. The plaque was presented
to the club on the night of their 2012 Prizegiving, 15 September 2012, by CEO Grant McKavanagh and Programme Standards Manager Dwayne Woollams from New Zealand Football.

The major areas of focus for the review covered Administration, Governance and Management, Planning, Financial, Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities. Football matters covered Player Development, Coach Development, Girls and Women’s Development, Referee Development and Futsal Development. This transparent, systematic approach will ensure that the football community can easily identify those clubs that are well run and promote a positive environment where everyone can safely enjoy the activities and facilities offered.more

Willy Gerdsen Assistant Coach for New Zealand U17s

Willy Gerdsen has been appointed Assistant Coach for the New Zealand Under 17 campaignmore

East Coast Bays Welcomes Little Kickers

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Little Kickers on the Shore


East Coast Bays AFC are pleased to announce a partnership with Little Kickers – a leading global provider of football coaching and play, which have recently set up  on Auckland’s North Shore.


East Coast Bays will be working alongside Little Kickers to develop and nurture footballing talent with a key focus on preschool children. This partnership will enable children to have a defined pathway into football and Little Kickers will be working closely with ECB coaching teams to develop and grow the game locally.


Little Kickers sessions introduce football to children aged 18 months to 7 years. It is the largest provider of pre-school football sessions in the UK and has been successfully franchised out and now found in Canada, Australia, South Africa, Cyprus, Ireland and last year the brand was brought to New Zealand.


The program was developed by UKFA qualified coaches and early childhood educators. It works on the basis that children are much more likely to learn and have fun if their imaginations are engaged and skills are introduced through games rather than formal drills. The company motto, ‘Play not Push’ reflects this. Sessions for under 5’s are held indoors (or if space allows outside in summer) and 5-7 years offer a mix of indoor and outdoor.

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