Football community remembers Mekellan Naidoo

Teams line up for a minutes silence prior to kick-off. Photo courtesy

The East Auckland Football community will gather at William Green Domain on Friday evening to pay their respects for 17-year old Mekellan Naidoo, who tragically passed away in January. The talented young footballer was captain of the Matt Bouma-Higgins coached

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Sumner passes away aged 61

Steve Sumner in action versus Scotland in 1982 / library stock

New Zealand Football is sad to hear the news that former All Whites captain Steve Sumner has lost his battle with prostate cancer and has passed away aged 61. The legend of New Zealand Football, who was diagnosed with an

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CBR Refresher Courses

Referee Mazahar Batoor and Assistant Referees Faiyaz Ali and Salman Ali lead the team onto the field.  NRFL, Northern Region Football League Womens Premier Division, Forrest Hill Milford United v Three Kings United, Becroft Park, Auckland,  Photo: David Joseph /

Every week, Club Based Referees (CBRs) are refereeing games that do not have an AFF Referee appointed. CBRs provide a vital and valuable resource to the game in Auckland. To ensure CBRs have the knowledge required to continue in their

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Back to work for Navy Blues

Auckland's keeper Enaut Zubikarai in action. Stirling Sports Premiership, Round 1, Auckland City FC v Team Wellington, Kiwitea Street Auckland, Sunday 23rd October 2016. Photo: Shane Wenzlick /

Auckland City FC switch their minds back to domestic duties on Sunday with a crunch game against Hawke’s Bay United in Napier kicking off a hectic Stirling Sports Premiership schedule. With the Nike Lunar New Year Cup trophy safely locked

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VALE – Helen Clapshaw


Auckland Football Federation is saddened to hear of the passing of Helen Mary Clapshaw. Helen Mary Clapshaw is the wife of Auckland Football Association Honorary Solicitor Peter Clapshaw. “Everyone associated with Auckland Football Federation extends their condolences to Peter and

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AFF players in NZ U-17 squad

Onehunga Sports goalkeeper Dylan Bennett in action - Waikaraka Park, Onehunga, Auckland, Saturday 10th September 2016. Photo: David Joseph /

The players charged with reaching the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India have been revealed after the naming of the New Zealand squad to compete in this month’s Oceania qualifiers in Tahiti. The OFC U-17 Championship will be held from

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Register for Futsal Leagues here

ASB Stadium Auckland, Monday 31st January 2017. Photo: Shane Wenzlick /

Registrations are now open for the 2017 Summer Leagues at ASB Stadium in Kohimarama. Registrations are accepted from teams only – not individuals. Individual players should contact their Team Organiser to arrange registration or email us to be placed on the

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Navy Blues win Nike Lunar New Year Cup

Auckland City FC celebrate their 1-0 win over Kitchee SC in Tuesday night's final / image courtesy Hong Kong FA

Auckland City FC have won the Nike Lunar New Year Cup in Hong Kong after beating Kitchee SC 1-0 in Tuesday night’s final. Following their 1-0 win over FC Seoul on Saturday, a goal from Clayton Lewis in the 22nd

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Lilywhites held in East-West derby stalemate

Waitakere's Jake Butler tackles Eastern Suburbs Armin Pasagic. Stirling Sports Premiership, Round 13, Waitakere United v Eastern Suburbs, Trusts Arena Auckland, Sunday 29th January 2017. Photo: Shane Wenzlick /

There were no shortage of goals or drama in the Stirling Sports Premiership as another action-packed round in the country’s flagship male competition unfolded. The outcomes largely went the way of the form book with play-off contenders Hawke’s Bay United,

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Youth teams excel at Craig Foster Futsal Cup

All three age group teams from New Zealand Football made the semi-finals at the Craig Foster Futsal Cup on the Gold Coast last weekend. The Craig Foster Challenge is the marquee event in the Queensland Futsal Calendar. The tournament is

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