New Zealand Communities Football Cup (NZCFC)

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Congratulations to our 2019 winners!

Palestinian Panthers and Czech Lions gave spectators a nail-biting finish after drawing nil all after extra time! The win secures the Panthers $1,500 prize money and an automatic place in the 2020 tournament. Congratulations also to NZ South Africa who won the plate in a hard-fought match against Ireland to take home the Plate (score 3 to 1). NZ South Africa also produced the tournament MVP – congratulations to Josh Jeftha.

New Zealand Communities Football Cup 2019 winner

Contact information

For Police staff:

National Partnerships Manager: Ethnic Superintendent Rakesh Naidoo
M 0272156872 E

For members of the public:

Please email

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 RYAN and MFNZ Ruru who were our 2018 NZCFC Men’s and Women’s tournament winners! Congratulations to Plate Winners, Poland, on their 3-0 win over neighbours Hermanos. Another Christchurch team, Irish Rovers beat Kaw Thoo Lei Brothers from Palmerston North in the Bowl Final and RYAN are again Champions with a 1-0 over Ethio-Lions.

New Zealand Communities Football Cup 2018 winner


Congratulations to RYAN, Ruru Women’s and South Auckland Youth who were our 2017 NZCFC Men’s, Women’s and U-13s tournament winners!

New Zealand Communities Football Cup 2017 winner - RYAN


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


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


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