Partners

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.  

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 Eoin Edgar

The late Sir Eoin 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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Team Heroine

The New Zealand Football Foundation has been fortunate to work with Team Heroine, a marketing and sponsorship agency dedicated to uplifting and supporting women’s sport. Creating positive impacts for women and girls through football is one of our core pillars at the Foundation, and so our partnership with Team Heroine has been a perfect match.

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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

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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Qatar Airways

Uniting football fans worldwide Qatar Airways is the Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA

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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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Aktiv

Aktiv believe in the power of sport for young people and our communities just as much as we do. Aktiv focuses on working to make Auckland the world’s most active city, and have supported New Zealand Football Foundation initiatives.

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Trigger Digital

Our website is a big part of the work we do. When we needed help giving our digital space a revamp, Trigger stepped in with their expertise and generosity. Trigger Digital is focused on providing great 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 so grateful they chose to be part of our journey. The team at Trigger agreed to sponsor the website build, and worked with us to build a website that filled all our needs – and it looks great too!

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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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Lion Foundation

The Lion Foundation is one of New Zealand’s most established charitable trusts. We are grateful for their funding and support.

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New Zealand Police

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