Manukau United have joined the Friends of Football’s club partnership scheme to help promote our sport in our region.
United, who play in the Northern League and the NRF Women’s Conference, 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, Te Puke United, Bucklands Beach, Melville United and Hibiscus Coast.
Announcing the partnership, Manukau United said:
“Working together as ‘friends of football’ we can target our resources to create equity between groups and build a football environment that our grandchildren will be proud of.
“We must stop battling against each other and battle together again the issues and efforts that divide us.
“We’re a football whānau and we’re proud to official partner with the team at Friends of Football.
“All people should feel a sense of belonging in our game — let’s work together to achieve this.”
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 (from left): Hāhona Ormsby (board member and first team manager), Rudy Mozr (head coach/technical director),Tanya Ross (matchday co-ordinator and Life Member), Alan Yates (Friends of Football), IIiyas Daud (Vice Chair) and Ricky Espinoza (longtime player/coach and community/club champion).
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.