New Zealand Football (NZF) and Central Football are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable football environment for all.

​​​​​​​We recognise our responsibility to lead and encourage safe practices to ensure the welfare and best interests of children and vulnerable adults. 

To support the football system in this commitment we’ve developed the Guidelines for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and the supporting NZF Police Vetting System.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​View our Guidelines for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and our Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy


If you are an individual (coach or volunteer), or a club looking for more information on the vetting process, take a look at the information on the right.


John McGifford
​​​​​​​Central Football Safeguarding Advisor
027 433 5522