New Zealand Football is responsible for leading, governing and regulating football in New Zealand.
We are based in Albany, on Auckland’s North Shore but have staff working with each of our seven member federations around the country.
Our activities are many and varied but our primary/priorities are to:
– increase the number of participants in the game and the quality of their experience;
– achieve success at an elite level that creates a sense of identity and pride and inspires participation; and
– ensure the game has a clear strategic direction and is well-governed at every level.
We run national league competitions for men and youth (franchises) and also for women (federation based), and manage the two national club-based knockout competitions – the ASB Chatham Cup and ASB Women’s Knockout Cup.
NZF oversee the eight New Zealand teams (including senior, age-group and Futsal ) engaging in international competition via international friendlies, OFC championships or pinnacle FIFA events such as World Cups, Olympic Games or Confederations Cups.
At grassroots level, the sport is delivered by NZF’s seven member federations, NZF takes an active role in setting a clear direction for the Whole of Football, with coach education , referee and the creation of clear player pathways all fundamental to the continued growth (in size and quality) of the game in New Zealand.
In February 2013, New Zealand Football released a Strategic Plan for Football in New Zealand 2013-2015 endorsed by NZF and each of its seven member federations.
These documents marked a significant shift forward for the game in New Zealand, with the Strategic Plan conceived by all parties and to be delivered as a partnership.
It is a call to action on many fronts with a key focus being optimising scarce resources across the game. The partnership agreement outlines how football in New Zealand will work together to implement the plan.