New Zealand Communities Football Cup (NZCFC)

Are you ready?

Join us again at Centre Park, Mangere for fast-paced football action and a great family day out!

Events will kick off on Saturday 25 November and run through to the final whistle on Sunday 26 November.

Follow us - NZCFC Facebook Page.

New Zealand Communities Football Cup 2017

Contact information

Ethnic Development Officer, Elizabeth Young
M 04 470 4795 ext 41095 E elizabeth.young@police.govt.nz

Tournament Aims

The New Zealand Communities Football Cup (NZCFC) was developed by New Zealand Police in 2008. The tournament uses young people’s passion for football to connect diverse communities, celebrate success and encourage positive social change. It is supported and endorsed by key regional and government agencies.

  • Promote integration and positive community engagement amongst different communities and with government and local agencies.
  • Provide an opportunity for community based teams to display their talents at a national level.
  • Raise awareness of community issues such as family violence through messaging during the tournament.
  • Address issues and solutions for local youth through the youth conference.
  • Recruit participants to join police.
  • Assist participants to realise their potential in sport and life.

Community-based teams compete over a year to represent their region in the finals. There can be up to 1,000 games around the country leading up to the finals.

Past NZCFC winners

2016

Congratulations to RYAN Mt Roskill and a big thanks to Somalia Auckland for playing so well in a nail-biting final match, and to all of the men’s and women’s teams who participated in the spirit of the tournament.

New Zealand Communities Football Cup 2016 winner - RYAN

Final results:

Cup Final Winner – RYAN (Auckland)
Plate Winner – Kaw Thoo Lai United (Palmerston North)
Bowl Winner – NZ Police

Women's Cup Winner – Kurangaituku Maia (Auckland)
Runners Up – Manukau Rebels

For more photos, check out the NZCFC Facebook Page.

2015

Winning team, Men's division: Somalia Wellington
Winning team, Women's 5 Aside: New Zealand Police
Host city: Wellington

New Zealand Communities Football Cup 2015 winners - Somalia Wellington
Men's winner: Somalia Wellington

New Zealand Communities Football Cup 2015 Women's 5 Aside winners - New Zealand Police
Women's winner: New Zealand Police

2014

Winning Team: Somalia (Wellington)
Host city: Wellington

2014 NZCFC tournament programme (PDF, 4.4MB)

The New Zealand Communities Football Cup poster

2013

Winning Team: RYAN (Auckland)
Host city: Wellington

Winning team photograph 
2013 NZCFC tournament programme (PDF, 1.4MB)

2012

Tournament postponed

2011

Winning team: Somalia (Wellington)
Host city: Auckland

Winning team photograph
2011 NZCFC tournament programme (PDF, 3.2MB)

2010

Winning team: Poland (Christchurch)
Host city: Christchurch

Winning team photograph
2010 NZCFC tournament programme (PDF, 5MB)

2009

Winning team: Oman (Manawatu)
Host city: Palmerston North

Winning team photograph
2009 NZCFC tournament programme (PDF, 603KB)

2008

Winning team: Somalia (Wellington)
Host city: Wellington