Taranaki News

5 July 2017

Caution regarding the use of Social Media

It is encouraging to see the ever increasing engagement by many in the football family in the use of social media. Mediums the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter provide wonderful opportunities for everyone to engage collectively and share views.

Whilst positively embracing the use of social media the unsavory side is when contributors use such mediums as a platform to personally attack or defame others. It is therefore timely to remind and caution social media users that expressing individual views on such things as referee decisions and/or making defamatory personal remarks against individuals will not be tolerated by Central Football. Such behaviour is a breach of NZ Football’s Code of Conduct and where considered necessary charges will be brought against offenders.

I thank you for your understanding.

John McGifford

Chief Executive Officer


14 June 2017

Give kids a taste of the action with the ASB Football Holiday programme. Fun filled days learning football though fun activities & small sided games. The Holiday programme will provide children with new opportunities, with the global learning intentions students will develop personal health and physical development, movement and motor concepts, relationships with others.  This is the official Holiday Programme developed by New Zealand Football for New Zealand players.

Holiday programme New Plymouth:

Where: Highlands Intermediate School, 260A Coronation Ave

Start Date: Monday 10th July.

Finish Date: Thursday 13th July.    

Time: 9.00am – 3.00 pm.

Who: 6-12 year olds boys and girls 

Cost: $120 for 4 days or $35 per day.        

Registration link:  https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=56049 

Holiday programme Hawera:

Where: Hawera FC, Turuturu Rd, Hawera

Start Date: Monday 17th July.

Finish Date: Tuesday 18th July.    

Time: 9.00am – 3.00 pm.

Who: 6-12 year olds boys and girls 

Cost: $35 per day.        

Registration link:  https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=59488



18 January 2017

Skill Centre


24th November

Hawera Kitchens 

2017 Coaches wanted

Hawera Soccer club is looking for expressions of interest from suitable qualified/experienced coach/s for all coaching positions (Junior & Senior) including the roles of Men’s 1st Team Coach, Reserves

Team Coach, Woman’s Team Coach for 2017 and beyond.

Hawera Soccer is committed to develop locally based players, providing a pathway from youth to senior football and is looking for the right person/people to build on the success of prior seasons.

  •   Men’s Premier Team Coach (This role will come with a remuneration package for the right applicant and discussed with applicants)
  •   Men’s Reserve Team Coach
  •   Woman’s Team Coach
  •   Junior Coaches (Coach training available)

The successful applicants should…

  •   Have excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to motivate, communicate, and positively influence players and other stakeholders
  •   Be motivated by a desire to implement programmes and initiatives which challenge and develop players.
  •   Have the ability to develop and implement a style of play and team plan
  •   Identify and sign all players in conjunction with the Senior Club Captain, Reserve Team Coach,Club Manager.
  •   Plan, prepare and deliver all training sessions in regards to the relative squad
  •   Attend all matches and where appropriate U17 / UY15 matches (if practical)
  •   Plan, control and manage all match day activities in regards to the relative squad inconjunction with the Team Manager and Committee.
  •   Be totally responsible for the technical area and tactical decisions made during all matches.
  •   Work and support other technical staff as required specifically the Reserve Team coach and

U17 coach.

These roles will report to the Senior Club Captain or in their absence the Club President. All interested parties should email their applications to Senior Club Captain Patrick Lawrence at hawerapaddy@gmail.com before the 20th January 2017.



Moturoa AFC are asking for Expressions of Interest for Senior team coaches/managers for the upcoming 2017 season. (Range from Womens proposed Federation league to Mens Division 2)

Moturoa AFC have 2 Womens sides and are looking to have 3 Mens sides this coming season and are happy to discuss coach and manager roles with all interested parties.

Expressions of interest can be sent to the Club President on nosnam00@yahoo.co.nz

8th November

Coaches/Manager 2017

NP Rangers is looking for expressions of interest from qualified and experienced coaches to join their coaching team for the 2017 season.

As a coach at New Plymouth Rangers you will play a vital role in taking a club with a proud tradition into a new and ambitious era.

The following opportunities are available for the 2017 season; men’s First Team coach (intention to enter Federation League), men’s Reserve Team coach (Taranaki Premier League), and Men’s Third Team (Division 1) coach.

We also have roles available with our Women’s and Social teams.

Vital to the performance of the club, the successful applicants will build on youth development, and demonstrate an ability to recruit and retain players.

In addition, applicants must:

– Have the necessary experience and qualifications to coach senior men at this level

– Be passionate and ambitious

-Understand the modern football landscape and modern football trends.

-Have excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to motivate, communicate, and positively influence players and other stakeholders

-Be motivated by a desire to implement programs and initiatives which challenge and develop players

-Have the ability to develop and implement a style of play and team plan.

Please direct your interest to club secretary Nathan Hill nprangersafc@gmail.com or call on 0226356299 by November 11th 2016. Please state what you can offer to the club, and your expectations from the club.

2nd November

Football Development Officer

New Plymouth Boys High School are seeking a 0.5FTE Football Development Officer. The candidate will be responsible for the development of football in the school.The applicant must have experience in the implementation of programmes and the development of coaches and players. For a job description or further information contact Director of Sport- david.bublitz@npbhs.school.nz. Applications close Friday Nov 11th

18th October

Wanganui Athletic Football Club will be hosting 11aside Football Masters Games, get in quick to register a team now.

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th February

Venue: Wembley Park

Contact: 0800 35 40 45 or www.nzmg.com