New Zealand is getting more and more passionate about soccer. Thus, thousands of amateur soccer clubs can be found in this beautiful island nation. We will introduce you to some of the most popular amateur soccer clubs in New Zealand, and tell you a bit about them. Enjoy!
Cambridge Football Club
The Cambridge Football Club has teams for women, men, children and youths. It was founded in 1948 and held its first formal meeting in 1951. The club has won many prizes including the Quality Club Mark awarded by New Zealand Football. The Cambridge Football Club is part of the Northern League and is joining the Waikato Championship.
Auckland Football Federation
Not only does the Auckland Football Federation have soccer teams, but it also has groups for ‘FootGolf’, a symbiosis of soccer and golf. The federation has just recently created the ‘Whole of Football Plan’. This idea is intended to structure the needs, and requirements, of soccer clubs, trainers, players, and referees, of New Zealand. The federation trains on the grounds of the Olympic Park, the Parrs Park, Rathlin Street Reserve and Terry Street Reserve in Auckland.
Another soccer club is Wellington Phoenix. The club is getting more and more successful by the hour and is predicted to grow even more. In 2016, Wellington Phoenix was given a 10-year license by the Football Federation Australia. Thus, Wellington Phoenix is undoubtedly one of the most secure amateur soccer clubs in New Zealand at the moment.
Indoor Soccer Auckland
Another amateur soccer club is Indoor Soccer Auckland, which is part of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Auckland, and it offers training, especially in winter time. The YMCA is a more than 150-years-old non-profit organisation. Indoor Soccer is played in Auckland Central Business District, Panmure, Mt Albert, North Shore and Lynfield.