The Club – Quality Club Mark Award

The New Zealand Football Quality Club Mark (QCM) club accreditation programme is designed to identify, support and highlight football clubs in New Zealand who are well-run, community-focused organisations aligned to the New Zealand Football Whole of Football Plan.

The sporting landscape across New Zealand is changing, and we need to ensure that our football clubs across the country have a sporting chance of keeping relevant in the ever-evolving domestic sporting market.  Football clubs with QCM status will have robust ‘off the field’ processes in place to help them meet this challenge.

Pukekohe AFC has been awarded the NZ Football Quality Club Mark Award for 2019-2021.

The award is recognition that Pukekohe AFC has met the NZ Football standard of a well-run, community-focused club. It gives our members a level of confidence that the club has people and processes in place which perform well off the pitch.

Meeting the QCM criteria ensures that Pukekohe AFC is aligned to the NZ Football Whole of Football Plan and that we have the individuals in place to coordinate player and referee development, coach education, and management of volunteers.

Moving forward as a club, Pukekohe AFC have the goals and ambitions to ensure the aspects and elements of being a community-focused club are run well within their strategic plan.

Quality Club Mark assesses a number of factors on and off the field across the following criteria:

  • Club Administration and Leadership
  • Planning and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Volunteers
  • Referee Development
  • Player Development
  • Fit4Football and Coach Development
  • Community Engagement and Football For All

Following the introduction of our Whole of Football Plan in 2011, clubs now have the opportunity to deliver high-quality football programmes to players, coaches and volunteers. The QCM looks at the implementation of these programmes as well as other community engagement and development initiatives critical to ensure clubs remain viable and relevant in the current and future sporting landscape.

This transparent, systematic approach will ensure that the wider community can identify those clubs that are well run and promote a positive environment, where someone can safely enjoy the activities and opportunities offered by football clubs, from coaching, playing, refereeing to administration and volunteering.