Te Awamutu AFC are the latest Waikato club to join the Friends of Football club partnership scheme to help promote football in our regions.
The club, established in 1913, play in the WaiBOP Premiership, their team being coached by former English pro’ Ian Stringfellow.
Committee member Sean Stringfellow said the club’s junior activities were thriving with 27 teams in 2022, and about 100 children in the First Kicks programme, up from fewer than 40.
The club has relaunched a women’s team and entered a side into WaiBOP Football’s men’s over-35 competition.
“This season, the sleeping giant was awoken,” Stringfellow said.
Main photo: Our framed poster is accepted by committee member Sean Stringfellow.
About our club partnerships
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.
Here are the clubs that have completed the partnership agreement process so far:
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.