Waitemata FC and Rutherford College have announced a partnership to make best use of their training and playing facilities.
Announcing the partnership, Waitemata said:
“Waitemata FC would like to extend our thanks to Rutherford College for their continued support of the club in the 2023 season, with the two organisations partnering to share much-needed training and playing facilities.
“Rutherford College is a co-educational secondary school established in 1960, located on the beautiful Te Atatu Peninsula and has played host to a number of Waitemata FC activities in recent years, including team training sessions, muster days and other community programmes.
“The continued collaboration will see usage of the school’s sport facilities for a number of club-based events, whilst Rutherford College will be playing a number of their first XI games at McLeod Park.”
Waitemata Director of Football Dan Johnston said:
“With our growing number of football programmes on offer to our members, we need to have the infrastructure to be able to provide accessible training facilities for each child and adult registered with our club.
“Given Rutherford College’s proximity to our club and the positive relationship we now have, we hope this will continue to have a mutual benefit to both parties, all with the intention of ensuring our club members get the opportunity to train and play as much as possible.”
Rutherford College principal Gary Moore welcomed the continuation of the partnership and was looking forward to playing a number of games at the home of Waitemata FC.
“The current relationship that exists between Waitemata FC and Rutherford College sets the example of how schools and clubs can work together in a positive manner that benefits both entities.
“As someone who has lived in West Auckland all my life, I greatly value these types of partnerships.”
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