News – Community Football Update 10 April 2020

NZF Media                                                                                                   

9 April 2020 – For immediate release

Community football postponement extended until at least Queen’s Birthday weekend

New Zealand Football and the seven Federations have announced that the community football postponement has been extended until at least Queen’s Birthday Weekend (Saturday 30 May 2020), due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the country still in Alert Level 4, the extended postponement gives the football community new guidance on when NZF aims to resume play, providing it’s safe to do so.

  • Community football, including junior, youth, senior and social competitions – start postponed until at least 30 May
  • Community futsal including junior, youth, senior and social competitions – start postponed until at least 30 May
  • National Futsal Tournaments scheduled in June and July have been cancelled – including the Youth Futsal Championships. All other national tournaments remain under review
  • In person workshops and courses, including coaching and refereeing – all postponed until at least 30 May (in some cases, an online alternative will be made available so please check with your course provider).

All football clubs are still taking registrations for the 2020 season.

All team trainings should be suspended until 16 May, or two weeks prior to the start of the season.

The club is working on the assumption that the 2020 season will go ahead (it may be modified or extended).

We appreciate this is frustrating for members and we will be in touch with members regarding their season fees once we have a clear directive from NZ Football about the future of the 2020 football season.

NZ Football launches home training programme
With the country officially in lockdown, now is the perfect time for young players all over New Zealand to sharpen their skills ahead of the upcoming winter season.
New Zealand Football has therefore produced a handy training guide aimed at junior and youth footballers, which they can follow by themselves in their own backyard or local area.
NZF is delighted with the football community’s responsible attitude under lockdown, and is sharing resources to help players stay fit, work on their skills and keep entertained at www.nzfootball.co.nz and on social media.

We wish our members all the best during the lockdown.

Stay Safe, stay within your Bubble, Stay Home.