New Zealand Communities Football Cup (NZCFC)

2016 NZCFC: RYAN take home the trophy for the second time!

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

We hope to see you at next year’s tournament – for more photos, check out the NZCFC Facebook Page.

New Zealand Communities Football Cup 2016

Contact information

Police National Strategic Ethnic Adviser, Elizabeth Young
M 04 470 4795 ext 41095 E

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


Congratulations to the winners of the NZ Communities Football Cup 2015!

Final Results - Men

Cup winner: Somalia Wellington (Somalia 4, Poland 0)
Cup runner-up: Poland
Plate winner: England (England 2, Team International 0)
Plate runner-up: Team International
Bowl winner: Brazil (Brazil 4, New Zealand Police 3 (penalties) 1-1 after full time)
Bowl runner-up: New Zealand Police
Men’s MVP: Gurkarnvir Singh, New Zealand Police

Final Results - Women’s 5 a side

Cup Winner: New Zealand Police (Police 7, Dynamite Pinkies 1)
Runners Up: Dynamite Pinkies
Team Fair Play Award: New Zealand Police
MVP: Erin Lee Riordan, New Zealand Police

Related news:

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

New Zealand Communities Football Cup 2015 Women's 5 a side winners - New Zeaalnd Police
Women's winner: New Zealand Police

2015 New Zealand Communities Football Cup (NZCFC) tournament programme (PDF, 813KB)

For team profiles and more visit


Winning Team: Somalia (Wellington)
Host city: Wellington

2014 NZCFC tournament programme (PDF, 4.4MB)

The New Zealand Communities Football Cup poster


Winning Team: RYAN (Auckland)
Host city: Wellington

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


Tournament postponed


Winning team: Somalia (Wellington)
Host city: Auckland

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


Winning team: Poland (Christchurch)
Host city: Christchurch

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


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

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


Winning team: Somalia (Wellington)
Host city: Wellington