News – Pukekohe AFC awarded NZ Football QCM 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.

Pukekohe AFC are delighted to announce we have been achieved the QCM award.  The award is recognition that Pukekohe AFC have 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 field.  We have a great volunteer base that enables the club to provide a positive football experience and provide football opportunities for all our members.  Our Club has goals to ensure the aspects of being a community-based club are run well within our  strategic plan.  By achieving this award it will make our football club stronger, provide a better investment for sponsors, offer a point of difference over other sporting codes and provide us the status of club capability excellence.

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.

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.

Presenting the award to Dean Ihaia (President) & Vicki Wijdeven (Secretary) is Kieran Nevey (Auckland Football Federation Development Officer), on the right.