Clubs urged to get behind 50-hour ‘ticket frenzy’ in biggest-ever fundraiser

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New Zealand’s football clubs and schools are being urged to join in a 50-hour ticket-selling frenzy for the sport’s biggest ever fundraising campaign.

The World Cup Lottery gives the local football community the chance to raise funds and also provides eight lucky winners with the trip of a lifetime to Qatar.

The lottery runs till October.

The plan is to sell thousands of $20 tickets in the New Zealand Football Foundation’s World Cup lottery this weekend, August 27-28, between 4pm Friday and 6pm Sunday.

The foundation will give prizes for the clubs or schools that achieve the highest rate of sales relative to their membership base.

The incentives include a Chris Wood-signed shirt, a signed Olympics Football Ferns shirt and a Virtual Reality headset, as well as kit prizes.

Clubs and schools that sell the tickets can receive $10 for each ticket sold, giving them the chance to collectively fundraise about $900,000 that can be used to help develop grassroots football.

This weekend’s ‘ticket frenzy’ challenges clubs and schools to sell tickets to 50% of their membership base in 50 hours — that’s 1% an hour.

How the lottery works

Tickets cost $20 and are purchased online from the foundation.

When you buy your ticket, you get the chance to nominate a participating club or school and they get $10 of the purchase price.

You can choose FRIENDS OF FOOTBALL if you wish to show your support for us, and to encourage what we do for the football community.

The funds raised will be put back into football through our Helping Hands Fund — click here for more details >>>>

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How the lottery helps football

Clubs and schools are participating in the lottery which is the biggest national fundraiser ever by our sport.

The bold initiative is being promoted by the New Zealand Football Foundation in an effort to unite the football community, including about 400 clubs and schools, in a three-month effort to raise funds.

Participating clubs and schools have the potential to raise up to $900,000 between them.

The plan is to run a nationwide lottery with prizes comprising of double passes for the World Cup in Doha, Qatar, in November/December.

Clubs and schools can still join the project by emailing

Key dates

Prize draw on October 1, 2022.

How to support the plan

If your club or school wants to get involved, or learn more, click on the following information sheet:

Click here to read the New Zealand Football Foundation’s information sheet.

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