NZF visit to Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre

Hundreds of young refugees will have a brand new football at their feet when they arrive in their new communities throughout the country thanks to New Zealand Football and the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC).

As part of an equipment grant provided by OFC, New Zealand Football received 350 balls which will be delivered to children aged four to 16 years, starting with the latest intake of those forced to flee their homeland, who were officially farewelled at a moving ceremony at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre in Auckland last week.

In attendance were several representatives from New Zealand Football and the Ministry of Education, as well as Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy and David Smol, Chief Executive for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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