Bucklands Beach AFC are the latest to join the Friends of Football’s club partnership scheme to help promote our sport in our region.
Bucklands Beach, who play in the Lotto NRFL second divisions, join our list of partner clubs that now includes Mt Albert Ponsonby, Birkenhead United, Hamilton Wanderers, Northern Rovers, Takapuna, Te Atatu, Metro, Bay Olympic, Oratia United and Te Puke United.
Through our partnerships, we are working together to promote football in the Northern and WaiBOP regions.
More clubs are in the process of completing the steps which includes Friends of Football presenting them with framed posters.
Main photo: Bucklands Beach’s Paul McKenzie (senior club manager/first team manager), left, and Rowan Cicero (president) accept our framed poster.
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.
Here’s who have already completed the partnership agreement process:
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 [email protected] and we’ll look forward to explaining more about what we do.