Giving Back through Football Connect: Coach Amber Hearn

Amber Hearn is one of New Zealand’s greatest ever footballers. In her 125 appearances for the Football Ferns, she scored 54 goals, making her New Zealand’s leading goal scorer. These are statistics that speak for themselves. But to the children who participate in the Football Connect programme, run in partnership by the New Zealand Football...
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A Community Comes Together: Football Foundation supports Mainland Football and Canterbury Cricket’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Under the bright South Island sunshine on a picturesque Ōtautahi Christchurch weekend, football brought communities together. Children came to the home of football, English Park, to partake in Mainland Football’s multi-ethnic communities festival, organised as part of the organisation’s wider mission to improve diversity and inclusion in sport in their region. In the weeks and...
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NZ Football Foundation extends grant application round.

The New Zealand Football Foundation is excited by the prospect of supporting innovative projects in the local football community through the provision of funding grants. The grant application round opened on August 1st. In light of the disruption caused by the recent Covid-19 outbreak and Level 4 lockdowns, the Foundation is extending its application round...
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NZ Football Foundation announces August grant application round

The New Zealand Football Foundation is excited by the prospect of increased engagement across local footballing communities through the provision of their 2021 funding round, which opens August 1st and ends August 31st.  As sport and communities in New Zealand continue to rebuild and innovate following the COVID-19 pandemic disruption, the Foundation is set to...
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Vale – Sir Eion Edgar

Former New Zealand Football President, and Honorary Patron of the New Zealand Football Foundation Sir Eion Edgar, has died of pancreatic cancer aged 76. “Today is a sad day for Aotearoa,” said New Zealand Football CEO Andrew Pragnell. “Sir Eion’s vision and support has had and will continue to have a massive impact on football...
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More than just a game

We all know how Football can help make life-long friends, bridge gaps in society, and even halt a world war. Now the team at Māori Football Aotearoa are using the beautiful game to connect Māori communities and gather whanau, hapu and iwi together. In a recent partnership between the Māori Football Aotearoa, the New Zealand...
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