Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, NZ Football and the 7 Member Federations have agreed to postpone all community football until May 2nd 2020.
Therefore the Auckland & Northern Football Federations, advise that effective immediately all community football/futsal activity has been postponed until 2nd May 2020, with all training suspended until 18th April 2020.
This postponement includes all football & futsal pre-season programmes, tournaments, workshops and other community competitions, including NRFL and social leagues that are currently in progress. Those involved with Football & Futsal including referees, players, officials, and committees are being encouraged to conduct any essential meetings online whenever possible.
NFF CEO John Limna said that “In postponing activities the Federations recognise the uncertainty in the community regarding Covid-19 and are putting the health and wellbeing of participants above all other considerations”
AFF CEO Steven Upfold said “The Auckland & Northern Football Federations would continue to monitor the developing situation, alongside NZ Football. Contingency plans for Club Competitions were being developed for further discussion with clubs in due course”.
About the Auckland & Northern Football Federations
The Federations are two of the seven District Federations affiliated to New Zealand Football focussed on creating the best opportunities for football to thrive in the communities of the Far North, Northland, West Auckland, North Harbour, Central Auckland & Manukau. In 2019 the two Federations established an Unincorporated Joint Venture in order to align the resources and support for the game across their combined region. Together with our member Clubs we provide competitions and football/futsal opportunities to over 35,000 registered players and 250 registered referees from grassroots football through to the Northern Regional Premier League.
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Originally released by Auckland Football Federation: http://www.aucklandfootball.org.nz/newsarticle/88358