Franklin United

Franklin United was formed to bring together the finest football talent within the Franklin region.

The Franklin United vision – to create a sustainable pathway to the top level for young football players in the Franklin region.

Pukekohe AFC has built a strong relationship with Franklin United from the beginning of 2016, which will continue to grow for many years to come.

Franklin United Youth Academy (FUYA)

The Franklin United Youth Academy (FUYA, pronounced foo-yah) was established in 2018 to provide quality training for talented 9-17 year old players in the Franklin region. They form 1-2 teams in each age group, which play in AFF/NFF competitions, aiming for a spot in higher divisions (Metro, Conference or Premier).

Franklin United has a full-time Director of Football, Ben Fletcher, who oversees the Academy and works with our qualified coaches to deliver the Academy programme, supported by the Franklin Board and administration staff.

Franklin Utd and Manurewa AFC are merging their respective academies FUYA and SAE (South Auckland Elite) in a new partnership called ‘Counties Football’.  This will be a staggered roll-out across age groups, starting in 2020 with teams in Boys U13-U14-U15 and Girls U13/14.  All other age groups will continue with their usual Academy (FUYA or SAE).

Learn more about Franklin United’s Youth Academy »

FUYA Trials

Academy trials are held at the beginning of each year. Visit the Franklin United website for more information …

Franklin United  News

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Franklin United Football in Schools

Franklin United are looking for coaches to help deliver Football in Schools during 2020. It is during school time at local Franklin Schools and the successful recipient will be paid $25.00 per hour. For more information please contact Ben Fletcher on 021 024 88798.

Franklin United Holiday Camp

Franklin United offer football camps during most school holidays.

To book please visit their website…

Franklin United Merchandise

Interested in purchasing Franklin United merchandise? Visit for more information.

Contact Franklin United

If you are interested in learning more about Franklin United, visit, or contact:

Jim Evans
021 190 1239