Northern Rovers join the growing list of Friends of Football partner clubs

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Northern Rovers have got behind Friends of Football, joining the growing list of partner clubs helping us promote football in the Northern and WaiBOP regions.

Rovers play in the Lotto NRFL men’s first division and the Women’s Premier League.

Rovers join our list of partner clubs that now includes Mt Albert Ponsonby, Birkenhead United and Hamilton Wanderers, while half a dozen more are in the process of completing the steps which includes Friends of Football presenting them with framed posters.

Main photo (from left): Paul Gothard (Head of Football), Lee Edwards (General Manager) and Ben Bate (Women’s Premier  League team coach).

How do club partnerships work?

They are a simple way for our group to work with clubs to promote our sport in ways that benefit us all.

The first clubs in Auckland to formally enter into a club partnership with us were Mt Albert Ponsonby and Birkenhead United, while Wanderers are the first from the Waikato.

Click here for news of Mt Albert Ponsonby’s support >>>>

Click here for news of Birkenhead United’s support >>>>

Click here for news of Hamilton Wanderers’ support >>>>

We look forward to announcing more when we present them with our poster!

What Friends of Football does to help clubs

Over the past year, we have built this website to become a primary source of football news, whether it’s about our national teams, or competitions such as the Northern League and Lotto NRFL competitions.

We cover local football and we promote events on behalf of clubs.

Behind the scenes, we raise funds to help worthwhile football projects through our Helping Hand fund, and we look for innovative ways to promote football, such as through our men’s and women’s All Stars teams.

How your club can help us

In return, we’re asking clubs to help us reach their members and supporters.

We ask that they add our logo to their club’s website and link to our site. We also ask clubs to display our poster — see main photo — and include our logo in match programmes.

It’s as simple as that.

Why not get your club involved?

If you belong to a club in the Northern or WaiBOP regions, please consider partnering with us.

There’s no cost; there’s no catch.

Email us at and we’ll look forward to explaining more about what we do.

Click here to understand who we are and what we’re trying to achieve >>>>

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