New Zealand Football Foundation Partners

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.  

Corporate Partners

Significant Donors

Dr Johanna Wood

Dr Johanna Wood is President of New Zealand Football and a generous supporter of grassroots initiatives in Aotearoa. An experienced educator hailing from Central Football, Johanna is passionate about the power of football to help women and rangatahi achieve their goals on and off the pitch. Dr Wood’s generosity supported the purchase of first footballs for young people signing up to play the game for the very first time.

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Sir Eion Edgar

The late Sir Eion Edgar was a renowned New Zealand businessman and chairman of the Forsyth Barr Group. He was also a generous supporter of the Football Foundation, who believed in our mission and our work. Sir Eion played a critical role in ensuring the New Zealand Football Foundation was able to fund grassroots social initiatives, pledging an incredible $500,000. We are grateful for the ongoing support of Sir Eion’s family.

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Mark Stewart MNZM

Mark Stewart MNZM is a former Chairperson of the New Zealand Football Foundation who has continued to support us, generously pledging $500,000. A prominent businessman and lover of sport, Mark has always focused on giving back to his community. He was awarded the Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Community and Sport. We are very grateful for his continued involvement with, and belief in, the New Zealand Football Foundation.

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Mike Norris

Deryck Shaw

Frank van Hattum

Bill Moran

Steve Horn

Murray Holdaway

Andrew Clements

Carol Waller

Barbara Cox

Our Funders


Mediaworks colours and connects our communities across Aotearoa with the country's leading commercial radio network, more than 5,500 outdoor touchpoints and an expansive digital portfolio. We are very grateful for their support and look forward to future partnerships.

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Four Winds

Four Winds Foundation supports the New Zealand Football Foundation through the provision of grants. Four Winds supports a variety of community initiatives throughout Aotearoa.

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Awhero Nui Charitable Trust

Awhero Nui Charitable Trust support community initiatives that help provide a good life for all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Awhero Nui means “big hope”, and we are so grateful for the support Awhero Nui gives us to support our hope that football can truly be for good throughout Aotearoa.

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Community Partners

Southern Football

Mainland Football

Capital Football

Central Football


Northern Region Football

New Zealand Football

New Zealand Football established the New Zealand Football Foundation in 2010, with money received upon the All Whites qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. We are grateful for the work the national governing body does in growing the game in Aotearoa: a thriving football community is vital to our mission to use Football for Good.

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New Zealand Professional Footballer's Association

The New Zealand Professional Footballers’ Association advocates for our professional players, many of whom are supports of the Football Foundation.

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Youthtown New Zealand has supported young people through a variety of social programmes since 1932. We are grateful to partner with Youthtown in developing one of our cornerstone initiatives for our Youth Pillar, FootballConnect.

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Friends of Football

Friends of Football are a group of dedicated football fans who love the game, and believe in the importance of sport for supporting healthy societies. Friends of Football also help give our players a platform, and strengthen community ties within football.

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New Zealand Police

The NZCFC, which was developed by the New Zealand Police in 2008, uses people’s passion for football to connect diverse communities, celebrate success and encourage positive social change. It is supported and endorsed by key regional and government agencies.

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Business Partners

Forsyth Barr

Forsyth Barr offers investment advice from qualified, experienced Advisers, supported by a highly-awarded team of research analysts, with access to some of the world’s best research, but you’ll also find them supporting schools, clubs and community organisations across the country including the New Zealand Football Foundation who are very grateful for the support they've shown us.

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Funding HQ

Funding HQ is a purpose-built online capability building platform, developed to educate, support and provide structure to not-for-profits, Local Government and community organisations needing to secure funding.

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Vega is a proud supporter of the New Zealand Football Foundation.  Vega is at the forefront of applying the best available technology to support and service organisations as diverse as Academic Alumni Associations, Sporting Organisations, Climate, Justice and Preventing Domestic Violence campaigners to Faith Based Organisations and global development initiatives.

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Trigger Digital

Trigger Digital is focused on providing digital services for small businesses, and charities like us. They know the importance of the work these organisations do for the community, and we are grateful they chose to be part of our journey.

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Staples VR

StaplesVR create emerging technology training and entertainment solutions with work spanning across sectors such as Aviation, Defence, Health and Safety, Medical, First Responders and Entertainment. They offer both subscription SAAS training packages as well as bespoke software development which is world-leading. We are grateful for their support of our foundation.

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Database Technologies

Database Technologies is a bespoke IT Solution Provider that provides application development in various platforms and applications. We specialise in database & application development and connecting existing systems to new technologies and other 3rd party service providers.

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