Who we are

Neil Coventry


Neil joined the Football Foundation as Chief Executive Officer in October 2023 and has been working in the sport sector in New Zealand since 2008.

His most recent role saw him manage the upgrade of 11 training venues in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Neil previously managed Auckland Council's Sport & Recreation team and has worked in both regional sports organisations and in New Zealand club governance as a volunteer, so has a practical understanding of the challenges that clubs face.

Neil has a Sport Science BSc from Loughborough University in the UK and worked for Soccer.com in the USA before moving to New Zealand.

Our Partners & Supporters

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.  

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