AFF affiliation confirmed for 2020 winter season

Words: AFF Media

Monday 10 February 2020

Picture: Phototek

AUCKLAND, New Zealand  - Auckland Football Federation (AFF) confirmed on Monday the affiliation of Auckland City FC and Auckland United FC to AFF for the coming 2020 winter season.

Auckland City FC join the federation member clubs in the form of a National League member club and will work in partnership with Central United FC to deliver elements of New Zealand Football’s Community Participation pathway.

Meanwhile, Auckland United FC receive member club status of AFF and is the result of a partnership between Three Kings United and Onehunga Sports and will also deliver Community Participation pathway products for both clubs.

In a process which also included NZ Football review of both proposals, Auckland Football Federation Board Chair Bob Patterson said the affiliation of both club entities is a strong step forwards for the game in the Auckland region.

“Both of the Auckland City FC and Auckland United proposals have shown great merit in their approaches to developing their capability,” Patterson said.

“I congratulate those involved who have taken proactive steps to collaborate with each other, as well as AFF, around projects which will ultimately strengthen the delivery of football for members in our region.”

Auckland City FC snapshot

Affiliation status: National League member club (under NZ Football National League Moving Forward structure)

Club partnership: working with Central Utd FC

Pathway presence:National League Club License

Delivering Skills Centres & Fun Football Centres

Implementing NZF Talent Development Programme – LOTTO NRFL Youth competition involvement and working towards Youth Club License accreditation

Futsal Skills Centre

Auckland United FC snapshot

Affiliation status: Auckland Football Federation member club

Club partnership: working with Three Kings Utd (TKU) and Onehunga Sports (OS)

2020:TKU all teams in 9th Grade – 19th grade NRF (AFF & NFF) competition will be branded Auckland Utd - OS all teams will remain branded as OS

2021:TKU will become AU in full

OS have option to join AU or retain community member club status via member SGM vote.

Pathway presence:Regional League Club License - LOTTO NRFL Premier Leagues – Men’s and Women’s.

Delivering Skills Centres & overseeing community delivery at TKU and OS

Implementing NZF Talent Development Programme – LOTTO NRFL Youth competition involvement and working towards Youth Club License accreditation

“Please note there will be impact in the LOTTO NRFL Senior competitions in 2020 via vacancies created by the above Auckland United affiliation. Competitions Manager Terry Hobin is working with relevant clubs on this currently and the confirmed position will be communicated shortly.” 

Reproduced courtesy Auckland Football Federation website. 

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