The New Zealand Football Foundation is a charitable trust established when the All Whites qualified for the 2010FIFA World Cup. The Foundation believes in the power of sport to build stronger communities, supporting projects and initiatives around the country that use Football for Good.
Ryan Nelsen launches The New Zealand Football Foundation at a function at Sky City in Auckland. Photo: Andrew Cornaga - PHOTOSPORT
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.
Sir Eion Edgar. Photo courtesy of Forsyth Barr
The New Zealand Football Foundation are proud to have Sir Eion Edgar as a past Honorary Patron of the Football Foundation.
Sir Eion Edgar was a man who made a big difference in New Zealand, both as a visionary businessman and as a philanthropist in sport, education, youth, arts, sports and health.
Sir Eion was also a generous benefactor, having donated $500,000 to the Foundation.
Every team needs supporters. At the New Zealand Football Foundation we are so grateful for our partners who believe in Football For Good just as much as we do. They know the power of sport to make real change in society and they are committed to helping us do the māhi to support our communities. The generosity of our partners is crucial to enable us to support so many worthy projects.