2024 Registration for First Kicks and Junior Football is now open

The season runs from 4th May until 24th Aug (First Kicks) or 31 Aug (Juniors), with an optional 5-a-side festival on the 21st September.

Please see the Calendar for more details.

Please register by 20 March to guarantee your place in a team. Once teams are formed, enrolments are only accepted if space exists.

Grades 2024

Your grade is determined by your year of birth. There is some flexibility to play up one grade. Playing up 2 grades or down a grade requires dispensation from WaiBOP, and is not encouraged in most circumstances.

5th Grade – 2019 (First Kicks)
6th Grade – 2018 (First Kicks)
7th Grade (boys) – 2017
8th Grade (boys) – 2016
U8 Girls – 2014/2015
9th Grade (boys) – 2015
10th Grade (boys) – 2014
U10 Girls – 2013/2014
11th Grade (boys) – 2013
12th Grade (boys) – 2012/early 2013 (Year 7)
U12 Girls – 2012/2013
13/14th Grade (boys) – 2010/2011/early 2012 (Year 8/9)
U14 Girls – 2010/2011/2012

Registration links

All registration is managed by MyCOMET. Each child needs their own MyCOMET login. For help with registering or logging in, see below.

For First Kicks info, please see our First Kicks page.

Note, you need an account for each child in MyCOMET. Sign up or login here. Once the account is set up (or updated from last year), please select the appropriate link below, and “purchase” the registration item for the season. If you get stuck, please read through the instructions below.

Direct links to registration items:

Season fees:

First Kicks football is for kids born 2018-2019.
Junior football is for kids born 2010 – 2017.

First Kicks: $55.
Junior Football:
If paid before 1st May, prompt-payment discounts apply:

$105 for the first child
$75 for subsequent children in the same family

If paid after 1st May:

$115 for the first child
$85 for subsequent children in the same family

Fees payment plan available, 10% per week over 10 weeks. For example, for one child, $10/11 per week. For two children, $17/19 per week, etc. If this is set up and started before 1st May, the prompt-payment discount applies. Please contact us for more details and to set this up.

Disadvantaged children/families evaluated on a case by case basis for further discount – please contact us.

If you choose to withdraw your child after the season has started, a $20 administration fee per child applies and is non-refundable, unless a medical certificate is provided.

Payment method

Direct Credit/Internet Banking
Hillcrest United, Westpac, Hillcrest – 03-1559-0044455-000
Ensure your child’s full name and team grade are the payment reference

Non-Return of Shirts/Shorts

You are liable to pay $50 for the non-return of any item of club uniform ($50 for shirts and $50 for shorts).

Registration Help

Registrations are managed by MyCOMET, which is run by NZ Football. You need to have a separate account for each child in MyCOMET.

The registration process has two parts:

  1.  Creating an account (if you are new to football) or updating your account (if you are a returning player)
  2. Registering for the season.

Registration is not complete until you get an email from MyCOMET notifying you of your new purchase.

Setting up your account in MyCOMET

New Players

If your child is new to football this year, then you will need to sign them up to MyCOMET. A separate login is required for each child.

Visit the MyCOMET login page.  Click the “New User? Register” link at the bottom. You will need to fill in some basic information about your child. Please make sure you sign up using your child’s name and date of birth, not your own. Use a parent’s email address as a contact, as this is what WAIBOP will use to send out information, and what you can use to reset your password. Don’t use, for example, a student email address that may expire when they leave school, as you may not be able to access it later. You need to choose a username and password – this is what you can use to login to MyCOMET once your account is created.

When the account is created, you will receive an email asking you to verify the email address. Once you have done this, then you can login.

When you login, you will be prompted to fill in missing details (guardian name, player ethnicity, address etc). NOTE, to type in these fields, you need to click the “edit” button – you may need to scroll down to find this. You need to fill in all listed fields. You will also need to add a mobile phone number – Click “Add” to add a new contact field. We also recommend adding email addresses and cell phone numbers for both parents/guardians, and anyone else that may want to get game info each week. Then don’t forget to click “Save” to save your changes.

Now your account is created, you can register for the season. See below.

Returning Players

You will already have a MyCOMET username and password. Login at the MyCOMET login page.

If you can’t remember your username or password, click the “Forgot username/password’ link on the login form, and you can enter your email address to get your username and password mailed out to you. Note, this will send out one email per account that you have, if you have multiple children registered.

If you still can’t find your username, or have trouble logging in, please create a new support ticket at, and NZ Football will help you out.

As for new users, once you have logged in you may be prompted to fill in missing contact details. To type in these fields, you need to click the “edit” button – you may need to scroll down to find this. You need to fill in all listed fields. Then don’t forget to click “Save”.

To add new contact details (cell phones, emails etc) click the “Add” button. We recommend adding email address and cell phone numbers for both parents/guardians, and anyone else that may want to get game info each week.

Now your account is created, you can register for the season. See the next section.

Registering for the season

Once you are logged in to your account, please come back to this page and select the appropriate registration item below.

(Or you can, from your MyCOMET dashboard, click the “Cart” icon, or from the menu, select Register->Register Player->Football. These will take you to the “Browse and purchase COMET products” page. From here, select Hillcrest United FC in the drop down list (delete NZF if it is there), and see the registration items available for this year. To choose an item, click the cart icon (“Add to cart”) on the right hand side.)

Once you are at the correct registration item, you will be prompted to fill in the fields for the item survey. Here you can indicate if you can help with coaching or managing, or put in team requests – eg who your child would like to be in a team with. You need to tick the button to accept the membership conditions (that box is compulsory; be sure to visit the conditions link and check them out!). Then you can click the “Add to cart” button. If you have chosen the wrong item, you can “Remove from cart”.

To complete registration, you need to click the cart icon (top right of the page), and then proceed to checkout. You need to accept the NZ Football conditions, and click “Finish”. It should say “Completed”, and you should get an email confirming your ‘purchase’ of the registration item. Note, if you don’t receive the email, then you haven’t completed it properly.

The registration is purchased for free via MyCOMET. Your confirmation email details how to pay fees. You will need to do an internet bank transfer to the club. Details above. Note that COMET doesn’t know about our family discount, so just pay according to the amounts detailed above.

If you wish your child to play up a grade, please register for the grade they wish to play at, and add a note in the comments section about playing up.

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MyCOMET registration is run by NZ Football.  If you have any questions/issues with signing up, logging in, or registration, please create a support ticket at, and NZ Football will help you.