Connect2sport


Auckland Football has entered a joint project named Connect2sport, a pilot programme which aims to help engage ethnic communities in Auckland in football and badminton.

Connect2sport represents a three year partnership project between Auckland Council, SPARC, Sport Auckland, Auckland Badminton and Auckland Football to connect people from diverse ethnic backgrounds to badminton and football.

The project aims to get more people from diverse communities participating and volunteering in both sports and will also build the capacity of Auckland Football and Auckland Badminton to better engage with diverse communities.

Initially, the project will focus on 13-24 year olds in the suburb of Mt Roskill and in time will expand to the Avondale, New Lynn, Lynfield and Blockhouse Bay areas.

Current Connect2sport events

Futsal @ Roskill - Term 1, 2013

Connect 2 Sport and Auckland Football have teamed up to provide the Futsal @ Roskill league competition for Term 1, 2013.

Where: Roskill Youth Zone, Mt Roskill
When: Thursdays – February 14 - April 18, 2013 (6pm– 9pm)
Cost: $5 per night or prepay $40 for all 10 weeks per player (Can be done in 2 payments of $20 with 1st payment due immediately and 2nd by week 5)

- Please note competition terms and conditions regarding payment details 
- Early bird payment of $35 is available if the fully completed entry form and payment is made by February 7, 2013
- Formal competition with referees
- Only team entries will be accepted and must have a minimum of 6 participants per team
- Each team must have a manager
- 2 divisions may be available based on numbers and determined by age and ability
- Demand was high – register NOW – first in first served!
- Teams providing clear, FULLY completed registration forms will get preference
- Free coach and referee education opportunities will be available

For further information, entry forms and competition conditions contact Marvin Eakins on 021 933 953

- Entry form (PDF)
- Terms and conditions (PDF)

Recent Connect2sport events

Introduction to Futsal coaching course

Coaching can be a rewarding experience and a great way to gain confidence, meet new friends and join in the club life in your community.

Connect 2 Sport, in partnership with Auckland Football, is offering an introduction to coaching for new coaches or for community members who would like to coach. This is a great way to start you on your coaching pathway and to gain access to the many other coaching opportunities that are available.

Introduction to Futsal (2 hours)

This NEW workshop gives you a 2 hour session blending together demonstrations of practical activities with good advice on how to survive your first coaching season. Designed for new and inexperienced coaches, this course, and the supporting resource, is a great starting point for coaches looking for friendly advice on how and what to coach their junior futsal players.

Details

Places are limited so don’t delay in registering. To register please contact: Steve Roberts – Game Development Manager, Auckland Football Federation or by phone (09) 579 0705 ext 702 or 021 759 430

Futsal @ Roskill - Term 4 Leagues

This is a formal competition with referees provided. Two divisions will are available determined by age and ability.

Only team entries will be accepted and must have a minimum of six participants per team.

Details:

What: Futsal @ Roskill
Where: Roskill Youth Zone, Mt Roskill
When: Thursdays: October 18-December 20, 6pm-9pm
Cost: $5 per night or pre-pay $40 for all 10 weeks
Contact: Marvin Eakins - 021 933 953

Downloads:

- Division A draw/results
- Division B draw/results

Ladies only Have a Go!

Want to get involved in ladies only sport? Connect2sport and Have a go!

You can become the Queen of the court at football or join in a rapid fire league of badminton and at the same time, meet new people and learn new skills.

Details:

What: Ladies only Have a Go!
Where: Lynfield Recreation and Youth Centre, 16-18 Griffen Park Rd, Lynfield
When: Thursdays: September 13-November 15, 6pm-7pm (badminton) 7pm-8pm (football)
Cost: $4 per sport per night or $20 per sport for 10 weeks
Contact: connect2sport@aucklandcouncil.govt..nz

Futsal Competiton

A new informal, social futsal competition gets underway at the Mt Roskill Youth Zone on August 30 in partnership with the Connect2sport programme.

Enter a team in the Roskill Youth Zone’s informal, social Futsal competition.

Come down every Thursday and test your skill against some great competitors!

Depending on entries there may be two divisions to cater for all ages and abilities.

Wins and goals will be recorded and there will be prizes for teams with the highest!

For more information contact AFF Futsal Development Officer Marvin Eakins on 021 933 953.

Where: Roskill Youth Zone, Mt Roskill
When: Thursdays – Aug 30th to 27th Sept 2012, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Cost: $4 per night or pre-pay $15.00 for all five weeks (per person)

Click here to download the registration form (PDF).

Futsal Festival - August 23

Before the competition kicks off, get along and give futsal a go at the same venue on Thursday 23 August (6.30-9pm)

Drop in and play against an invitational team made up of regio

nal and national players in a “King of the Court” competition.

This is a great opportunity to have fun, play proper futsal rules against some of the best players in the country! Spot prizes available! No regi

stration required, just turn up and play!

For more information contact AFF Futsal Development Officer Marvin Eakins on 021 933 953.

Coach Education Workshop - Women's only

Where: Lynfield Recreation Centre, Margaret Griffin Park, 16-18 Margaret Griffin Park Rd, Mt Roskill
When: Thursday 12 July, 6pm-9pm

Coaching Football can be a rewarding experience and a great way to gain confidence, meet new friends and join in community sport. 

This is a great way to start you on your coaching pathway and to gain access to the many other coaching opportunities that are available.

This session blends together demonstrations of practical activities with good advice on how to survive your first coaching season.

Designed for new and inexperienced coaches, this course - and the supporting resource, is a great starting point for coaches looking for friendly advice on how and what to coach their junior players.

Also included in this session is information on Futsal and the considerations that you need to have when playing and coaching this exciting fast paced game!

In addition, as part of this workshop, the Greater Auckland Coaching Unit provides information to help coaches plan for safe, age-appropriate coaching sessions. Tips are given on how to ensure safe practice when working with children, and how to develop effective processes for managing parents.

Click here for the event flyer (PDF). 

TVNZ Neighbourhood episode - June 3

The Connect2Sport project, involving Auckland Football, which aims to engage ethnic diversity via sport in Auckland, featured on TVONE's Neighbourhood programme.

The Connect2Sport feature aired on the TVONE programme, which explores Aotearoa’s unique cultural diversity by visiting neighbourhoods all over the country, on Sunday 3 June and focussed on a 7-a-side ethnic tournament held at Metro FC's Phyllis Street Reserve in February.

Auckland Football Game Development Manger Steve Roberts, who is the AFF representative in the Connect2Sport project, says the television coverage of the tournament was a great opportunity to highlight the work being done.

"The Neighbourhood episode gave us the opportunity to showcase the scope and aim of the Connect2Sport project to a wider audience," Roberts said.

"It also showed how the project is impacting the lives of the people involved."

Click here to view the Neighbourhood episode featuring the Connect2Sport project (TVNZ website).

Coach Education Workshop - Thursday 31 May

Connect 2 Sport in partnership with Auckland Football and the Greater Auckland Coaching Unit is offering an introduction to coaching for new coaches or for community members who would like to coach.

The three hour session blended together demonstrations of practical activities with good advice on how to survive your first coaching season. Designed for new and inexperienced coaches, this course and the supporting resource, is a great starting point for coaches looking for friendly advice on how and what to coach their junior players and how to develop effective processes for managing parents.

Women's Only Leagues - starting Thursday 3 May

Connect2sport is starting a WOMEN'S ONLY football and badminton programme for young women from diverse ethnic backgrounds. The programme offers young women from the age of 13 to 24 the chance to participate in a variety of football and badminton activity. The first hour will be football and the last hour will be badminton. You do not have to participate in both sports if you do not wish to. There will be a small cost to sign up to the programmes.

Click here for more information (PDF).

Connect2sport Toolkit

Despite these benefits, the Connecting with Diversity Auckland Sports Toolkit shows diverse communities face a range of complex barriers that affect their participation, particularly with mainstream sport opportunities.

A copy of the Connecting with Diversity Auckland Sports Toolkit is available here (pdf - Auckland Council website).

Click here for the Connect2Sport summary video (Youtube).

For more information on any aspect of the Connect2sport programme, contact Auckland Football Federation Game Development Manager Steve Roberts.

Other Connect2sport events

- Women give football a go (March 17, 2012)

 

What: Introduction to Futsal coaching courseWhen: Tuesday 18 December, 2012 (6.30pm-8.30pm)Where: Roskill Youth Zone, Mt Roskill Cost: FREE!

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