The Foundation was created initially with responsibility for managing the $4 million given to New Zealand Football for qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. These FIFA qualification funds are the foundation to which New Zealand football supporters and charitable donors can add their own contributions.
The Football Foundation is managed by a group of trustees and a chief executive who are committed to growing the capital fund to a level were it can support the Football in New Zealand significantly. We identify opportunities in the game were we can support development of Football and to support Football New Zealand in their plight to have more players playing Football.
The New Zealand Football Foundation are proud to have Sir Eion Edgar as the Honorary Patron of the Football Foundation.
Sir Eion Edgar is a man who’s made a big difference in New Zealand, both as a visionary business man and as a philanthropist in sport, education, youth, arts, sports and health. And those contributions are still on-going.
Sir Eion is also a generous benefactor, having donated $500,000 to the Foundation.
The New Zealand Football Foundation are proud to have Former All White Captain Ryan Nelson ONZM as the Patron of the Football Foundation.
Ryan is a former professional footballer who not only Captained the All Whites during the infamous undefeated 2010 World Cup Campaign, he also played at the highest level in both the USA and England, most notably for Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur