(Poikiri ki rō Whare)
Date Saturday 4th September to Wednesday 8th September 2021
Venue Trustpower Arena, Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui
Managers Meeting Saturday 4th September 10.00am at Trustpower Arena at Baypark
Costs $600.00 per team (NZ$)
Entries Close Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 11.59pm – Online registrations close
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Contact Details

Code Coordinator

New Zealand Football
Kevin Forde – Competition and Events Director
Phone: 021 193 5040
Email: kevin.forde@nzfootball.co.nz

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Tournament Planning


  1. Students competing must be enrolled full-time in the school they are representing.
  2. New Zealand students competing must be classified as a Year 7 or Year 8 student on the New Zealand Ministry of Education Enrol database.
  3. Participating New Zealand schools must be an affiliated member of NZAIMS – New Zealand Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling
  4. Students may compete in more than one code however timetable allowances will NOT be made for any competitors.
  5. Competitors must be over 10 years of age and under 13 years of age, as at 31 December the year before the tournament year. Competitor’s birthdates will be required on school registration documentation. For the 2021 AIMS Games, this means the accepted birth years are: 2008, 2009 and 2010.
  6. All participants must have online medical and media waiver documentation completed to be eligible compete.
  7. This is an inclusive event providing opportunities for students with physical, visual and intellectual disabilities to compete. The Para sports of Swimming and Cross Country require a provisional classification for eligibility. In all other sports, disabled athletes compete in an open class. See individual sports for entry requirements.


  • Schools are required to pay the entry fee of $600.00 per team (NZ$).
  • All teams are provided with an experienced referee by the organising committee.
  • Non-refundable / Payment MUST be made within seven days of receipt of invoice.
  • Invoices will be sent to the School Accounts Manager after the entry closing date, Wednesday 9th June 2021.

Entries Close

  • Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 11.59pm
  • Entries to the 2021 Anchor AIMS Gamesl Sporting Championships will be made and only accepted online
  • All registrations are completed online with EnterNOW.
  • Registrations will only be accepted from the designated School Anchor AIMS Games Coordinator.
  • Schools will be allocated a unique Anchor AIMS Games registration log in code to complete their entries.
  • EnterNOW demo video for schools  – View Video

If registration for an activity is oversubscribed, then the opportunity to participate will be at the discretion of the executive committee and no further correspondence will be entered into (if unsuccessful team/individual entry will be refunded). If oversubscribed the top 24 placed teams from last year will get automatic entry with final 8 places being balloted if required.

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Planning Timeline



Friday 12th FebruaryRegistration opens (EnterNOW).
Wednesday 9th JuneEntries close for the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games at 11.59pm. The EnterNOW system will generate a confirmation email three days prior to entries closing so school coordinators can check that they have entered the correct individuals, teams, codes, divisions etc. The AIMS Games Trust has a strict NO REFUND policy from this date! NO EXCEPTIONS!
Wednesday 23rd JuneAll schools must have paid their registration invoice to have their entry confirmed.  Late entries (if accepted) will incur a 50% penalty fee.
Wednesday 30th JuneConfirmation sent to all 2021 participating schools (if registration for a sporting code is oversubscribed then the opportunity to compete will be at the discretion of the executive committee).
Wednesday 28th JulyAll Team/individual online name and code information registration forms to be completed.
Monday 2nd AugustSchool group opening ceremony ticket bookings go on sale through Ticketek.
Monday 9th AugustPublic opening ceremony tickets go on sale through Ticketek.
Wednesday 11th AugustTeam sporting code draws published
Friday 13th AugustAll parents/caregivers must have completed their child’s medical and media waiver forms on our website.
Thursday 2nd SeptemberIndividual sporting code draws published.
Saturday 4th SeptemberThe 17th Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships opens.
Sunday 5th SeptemberOpening Ceremonies, Trustpower Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui (First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm).

Under 13 Years Division

  • Girls Division (Maximum of 10 registered players per team)
  • Boys Division (Maximum of 10 registered players per team)
  • Players may only be registered in either Futsal or Football (due to timetabling players cannot play both Futsal and Football at the Anchor AIMS Games).
  • To ensure players are given equal opportunities the AIMS Games Trust recommends all players get a minimum of half a games play, per game.
  • Schools may enter one team in each of the following Divisions – Futsal 5 aside Boys and Futsal 5 aside Girls.


Saturday 4th September Managers Meeting (Trustpower Arena at Baypark / 6 Court) – 10.00am
Pool Play
Sunday 5th September Pool Play
Sunday 5th September Opening Ceremony (Trustpower Arena at Baypark)
Second show – 7.00pm
Monday 6th September Pool Play – 12.30pm start
Tuesday 7th September Pool Play
Wednesday 8th September Semi Finals / Finals
Wednesday 8th September Prize giving – Trustpower Arena


  • The organising committee will provide and appoint referees to all matches.
  • Teams are to provide one competent court manager for their game.


All Anchor AIMS Games Futsal Coaches must attend a Fit4Football ‘Tournament Preparation, Performance and Wellbeing’ workshop prior to the Anchor AIMS Games Futsal Tournament. These workshops are both complimentary and compulsory for all futsal coaches to support your knowledge and understanding of age appropriate performance, nutrition, hydration and recovery in relation to futsal, to get the best out of your players throughout the tournament.
For more information and to Book a Fit4Football Workshop visit: www.fit4football.co.nz or contact your Regional Player Welfare Officer:

Northern  David Mulligan  david.mulligan@nzfootball.co.nz
 Auckland  Jenny Storey  jenny.storey@nzfootball.co.nz
 Waikato  Louise Trappitt  louise.trappitt@nzfootball.co.nz
 Bay of Plenty  David Rayner  david.rayner@nzfootball.co.nz
 Central  Nick Chong  nick.chong@nzfootball.co.nz
 Capital James Farr  james.farr@nzfootball.co.nz
 Mainland  Blair Minton  blair.minton@nzfootball.co.nz
South  Shane Carvell  shane.carvell@nzfootball.co.nz


  • All teams to perform the Fit4Football FastStart warm up on court prior to each game.
  • All games will be 12-minute halves during pool play, quarter finals, semi-finals and finals.
  • Halftime 2-minute interval.
  • No time outs.
  • All players’ shirts MUST be clearly numbered while on court at all times.
  • Follow NZF Anchor AIMS Games Futsal Regulations.
  • 5 A-side (one of whom is the goalkeeper) – Maximum of 10 registered players per team.
  • Rolling substitutions apply.
  • When a team’s goalkeeper has the ball in their hands, is taking a goal clearance, or any player taking a Free Kick, the opposition team must drop back behind the retreating line (halfway line). Only after the goalkeeper plays the ball out and a team-mate touches the ball, can the opposition players advance over the retreating line. If the Goalkeeper plays the ball over the Retreating Line, the game continues as normal
  • Futsal match ball will be provided for all matches.
  • Games will be kept to time by the Referee – no stoppage time.
  • Court size – length 22 – 32 metres and width 14 – 20 metres.
  • Goal size – 3 x 2 metres.
  • Teams to provide their own first aid kit.
  • All players are required to wear shin guards.
  • Strictly NO jewellery or piercings!

Medal Presentation

The top three placed teams in the championship division (boys and girls) will be presented with their medals at the prize giving at the conclusion of the finals on Wednesday 8th September at Trustpower Arena at Baypark.