Chairman, Mark Stewart says the Foundation is committed to taking a long-term view of the game. “The success that The All Whites enjoyed at the World Cup was hard-won and it’s important that we don’t waste the opportunities it’s produced – financially and in terms of profile.”

The $4 million that Football New Zealand received for that success will be built-on by the Foundation through prudent investment and encouraging donors to augment that amount.

All Whites players have found doors opening for them since the World Cup and the Foundation aims to create the same opportunities for players of the future. “This is our opportunity to ensure that more New Zealand players take the world stage.”