Les Mills Special Offer

Les Mills Howick are offering our members free personal training sessions when you sign up with their current half price promotion! this is a great way to keep in shape for next season but you will need to get in quick! the offer ends Sunday 27th November.

  • 50% off the first 6 months when you join for 12 months or more
  • No Joining fee
  • 2 x Personal training sessions (to redeem these you will need to let Les Mills know you are a BMAFC member)

Full T&C's availble by clicking here

I personally joined Les Mills Howick 4 weeks ago along with my wife as I was so impressed with the whole facility and the team and especially the price! I signed up for 12 months with the first 6 months only costing $11.25 pw! this is true bang for buck especially since you get access to all group classes excluding Crossfit.


Brian Preston
Club President

I am pleased to announce a 2 year deal has been signed with Les Mills of Howick.


Les Mills Howick is pumped to be a new supporter! They'll be providing use of their state of the art training facilities and also giving us fundrasing support. They have just completed their $3M upgrade -  check them out here www.lesmills.co.nz/howick #fitterplanet  #lesmillstribe 




Team Photos - Please remember Cash only

  BMAFC Team Photo Schedule 2016    
  Te Puru Club Rooms    
  Monday August 22nd Tuesday August 23rd Wednesday August 24th
5.20 pm Ninjas FK Fruit Avengers FK Little Stinkers FK
5.40 pm Dragons FK Lions FK Tigers FK
6.00 pm The Hot Thunderbirds FF Lightening Bolts FF The Great White Sharks FF
6.20 pm Black Knights FF Spitfires FF The White Strickers FF
6.40 pm Thunderbirds FF The Blazers FF 10th Division - Brian P
6.50pm 13th Sharks    
7.00 pm 9th Grade Knights (Kirk Davies) 9th Grade Panthers 9th Grade Brown 
7.20 pm 11th Grade Lime (Paul Stephens) 11th Grade  9th Grade Gallacticos
7.40 pm 10th Grade Aqua's (Nicholas Lee) 12th Grade Gunners 10th Grade White Lightening 
8.00 pm 16th Grade (Nicholas Lee) 14th Grade Girls 10th Grade Yellow Div 4
8.10pm 12th Grade Spartans U17 Girls 12th Grade Girls Team 
8.20 pm 13th Grade Metro Ladies  
8.30pm 14th Coasters
8.40 pm First Team (Paul Stephens) Lions O40 Coaster O35
9.00 pm Reserves
9.20 pm      
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1 Be prompt - this is a tight schedule which we need to maintain!    
  Please arrive 10-15 mins before your scheduled time     
2 Bring clean strip including boots $18.00  
3 Payment is required on the night - no exceptions $15.00  
  For one photo:    
  For any subsequent photos    
   per family:    
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Recently our club received this wonderful endorsement of our 14th Grade Girls team, from a parent of the opposition. We're proud to have these young ladies represent our club so well! 

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The Beachlands-Maraetai Talent Development Centre has announced a holiday programme for young players to be held in July 2016.

The course is open to players from the Ricki Herbert Football Academy, and players who are new to our courses.

Dates: July 19-22, 2016 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

Where: Beachlands Domain

Times: 9.00-3.00 for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 9.00-12.00 for Friday.

Ages: 7-15 years old

Cost: $120

Registration: Click here to register

Hi all


The Championship Rounds are on the fox sport plus website.  Click on the link below to find your grade and team.


Championship Draws

Expections of Parents, Family & Members

Sadly for the last 4 weeks I have had complaints from Members and Coaches each week, so please read, print or forward to your Husband / Wife or Partner incase they dont get this email.REMEBER


AND BEFORE YOU COMPLAIN.......HAVE YOU VOLUNTEERED YET???BMAFC will not tolerate any of its volunteers, Referees and Coaches being sworn at or abused, neither will we tolerate mocking of other players ability, especially players on our own team! you could be standing next to or with ear shot to the parent of that child, Imagine if this sort of thing involved you or your family, how would you feel?If you have any issues, please approach the coach or committee member after the game or even better;  during the week when things have been thought through.We are proud to be a local club that provides football for all levels, this though means sometimes due to our size teams are of mixed ability and we expect encouragement for all players.It is also becoming increasingly difficult to get Coaches and volunteers, this sort of behaviour makes it very hard to retain them, without them you wouldnt have the club!If you have any issues with this please dont hesitate in conacting me.Regards
Brian Preston
Club President

Due to the heavy rain recently, Beachlands Domain is closed for all training, I understand most will be thinking it will be alright, but as its the first real rain this season the ground is still firm underneath and needs time to absorb the water, train on it now and you only cut up the surface which makes it difficult to drain later on in the season.


Brian Preston

Club President.

Our Club Continues to Grow


Essential to the Club’s growth there are many ingredients – more players, more teams, more playing surfaces, more floodlights etc.

Now we have more “Club Based Referees” - following the recent success of 6 of our members, successfully completing the recent Referees Course held at Te Puru over the last two Thursday evenings.

Congratulations to Mark Forman, Matthew Wallace, Carl Mills, James Lee, Peter Anderson and Andrew Denton – who is already a CBR taking the course to refresh his knowledge.


Thanks to all the successful participants – I am confident you will enjoy your refereeing, contributing to the enhanced enjoyment of the players and all involved with your teams.

Thanks also to Greg who provided an interesting and educational course that will form the basis of much valuable knowledge for many years refereeing to come.


Congratulations and good luck to you all.


Tim Bateman - Referees Coordinator. 


James Lee & Brian Preston


Group CBR

From Left - Brian Preston (Club President) Mark Forman, Carl Mills, James Lee, Peter Anderson, Andrew Denton, Matthew Wallace, Greg Gallop (FIFA Qualified Instructor) Nick Lee (Club Secretary)


Photos of the mini tournaments on day 3


LATEST: Due to the popularity of this course, the academy has had to close registrations. Please check the Ricki Herbert website again soon to learn of new courses.


Do you have what it takes to earn a place at the Nike Academy?

Nike Most Wanted is a global talent search for the world’s best young unsigned footballers. Nike Most Wanted trials take place in over 25 countries, with winners attending the Nike Most Wanted Global Showcase at the end of April. Only the very best go on to join the Nike Academy squad. You will need technical ability, physical fitness, positional awareness and steely determination to make it.

Have you ever played a game of football without a referee - there's nothing worse. Think about what your players are feeling, when because of no referee or one that doesn't understand the laws of the game – it completely destroys the experience.

I myself, have refereed for many years and I can truly say I've enjoyed them all – yes, some experiences have been better than others - but that feeling of being part of the game and helping others have fun - is truly rewarding.


I can now confirm the following dates and times for each grade, BMAFC apologises for the delay but due to the unexpected bookings @ Te Puru we have had to reshuffle our original plan.

A big thank you from Scotty & Dianne Harrison for attending the trails over the last few weeks.

Congratulations to the following players for making the new 14th Grade Prem Girls Team

  • Teryn Lewis
  • Kayleigh Subritzky
  • Lucy Davis
  • Ashlee Benseman
  • Caelan Tremain
  • Amber Tuck
  • Caitlin Smith
  • Jarnah Turner
  • Sarah Beuth
  • Amber Harrison
  • Tayla Hawes
  • Ling Kong
  • Louise Turley
  • Rebecca Blakeman
  • Katie Harris

A big thank you to all that have attended the trials over the last few weeks, we hope you have enjoyed and benefited from the sessions

Troy & Brody have been very impressed but sadly there will always be some disappointed players, below is the squad selected for 2016.

For the players not selected Troy & Brody will send and email to each player that attended with 3 points on what they work on to improve their game, please remember injuries and illness are always part of football and some may find they are required later on in the season.

Congratulations to the following




If your child turns 9 anytime in 2016 that makes him/her 9th grade. If your child turns 10 anytime in 2016 that makes him/her 10th grade. And so on... Simple! 

If you do have any questions please leave us a comment in the Comments section below. 

Maraetai Senior men’s team have triumphed in the Battle of the Bridge football tournament for the second year running.

On Saturday at Beachlands Domain, BMAFC’s Counties Manukau Knockout Cup winning side was split in two as the players competed against one another.

The annual derby between the two coastal areas is in its seventh year, and sees the conference league team divided by territory as Beachlands and Maraetai both vie to win the shield for their town.

Beachlands have historically dominated the contest, with Maraetai only getting their name on the shield for the first time last year.

Traditional dubbed the underdogs in the competition, this year Maraetai were more confident when the battle lines were drawn.

Hello members, well its that time of year again where club becomes divided in the annual Battle of the Bridge! please see below for details. 

Beachlands Maraetai AFC’s men’s team made club history on Saturday by lifting the Counties Manukau Knockout Cup for the first time after defeating Pukekohe 4-0.

The atmosphere was electric as McLennan Park was turned into a sea of blue with bus and car loads of BMAFC supporters arriving in droves.

This weekend, Beachlands Maraetai AFC Men’s Conference League face Pukekohe AFC in the Counties Manukau Knockout Cup final as they hope to lift the silverware for the first time in the club’s history.

Its third time lucky for BMAFC in the competition, who have made the final three times in the last five years.

The blues lost out last year to Northern League side Manukau City. But, this time round they are up for the challenge, and aim to bring the cup back to the Coast.

Let’s take a look at BMAFC’s road to the final…..

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