Bate joins AFF technical team

Auckland Football is delighted to welcome a new face to its technical team with Ben Bate stepping in to fill the previously vacant Football Development Officer – Talent role. Bate, who originates from England, has previous experience with Northern Football

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Q and A: Gemma Lewis

Auckland Football Federation’s Head of Women’s Football and Development Gemma Lewis is at the helm of the Federation’s National Women’s League side for the upcoming campaign. AFF will open their season against Southern United on Sunday 15 October at Forsyth

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McDonald’s Junior Football Coach of the Year named

A stunned Brent Windelburn now has the trip of a lifetime to look forward to after being named the second ever McDonald’s Junior Football Coach of the Year. Brent, who coaches at Capital Football club Upper Hutt City, follows in

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Junior Coach of the Year finalists named

The hunt to find the McDonald’s Junior Football Coach of the Year has been narrowed down to 21 people after three regional finalists were found in each federation. The shortlists were drawn from over 500 nominations across the country, which

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Nominations fly in for McDonald’s Coach of the Year

The McDonald’s Junior Coach of the Year Award has attracted even more interest than in its inaugural edition with over 500 selfless volunteers being put forward in 2017. Nominations for the competition closed last month and each of New Zealand

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Coach Education programmes switch focus

Auckland Football courses switch focus from community-based programmes to coaches aspiring to work with and get the best out of talented players. In September, the NZF Junior Level 3 Coaching Award will take place at Lloyd Elsmore Park. This course

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Football in Schools gets boost

Auckland Football Federation today announced a $40,000 contribution towards Football in Schools for the Counties-Manukau catchment. Football Development Officer Gemma Lewis was delighted with the successful grant funding approval by Counties-Manukau Sport. “The funding allows for the delivery of the

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Free Coach Education Workshop

Auckland Football Federation have created a FREE informal coach education opportunity specifically for coaches of female teams and players. This 2-hour workshop will provide a comprehensive look at meeting the needs of female players and teams. Coaches in the female

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Vacancy: AFF Football Development Officer

AUCKLAND FOOTBALL FEDERATION – Football Development Officer (Talent) The position is full-time and will play a vital role during the continued implementation of the award-winning Whole of Football Plan. Supported from the federation’s Mt Smart premises, but working largely in the

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Moffat follows sons into football

As thousands of junior footballers lace up their boots on Saturday mornings, so do thousands of important volunteers, none more so than Lynn Avon United’s Vicki Moffat. Moffat was short listed in the Auckland Football region for NZF Regional Coach

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