Football South are delighted to confirm Southern United’s acceptance into the coming National League campaign. Activity is ramping up for the Men’s, Women’s, Futsal and Youth teams with coach recruitment and player identification well underway. This season will see Southern

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available ( a couple of days late, sorry!) – published 18th July 2017. To view it, click either the image or the link below: Match Programme 18Jul17 Vol. 15 No. 15   Previous Programmes: 09

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available – published 9th July 2017. This is now updated to include Chatham Cup matches this weekend. To view it, click either the image or the link below: Match-Programme-9Jul17-Vol.-15-No.-14.pdf   Previous Programmes: 02 July 2017: Match-Programme-2Jul17-Vol.-15-No.-13.pdf (PDF,

Community Sport’s Voice-of-Participant (VoP) programme is a cross sport and recreation sector approach to capturing, analysing, interpreting and using participant/membership survey data to develop effective business decisions based on quality insights. The VoP is conducted by an external, independent company

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available – published 2 July 2017. To view it, click either the image or the link below: Match-Programme-2Jul17-Vol.-15-No.-13.pdf   Previous Programmes: 25 June 2017: Match-Programme-25Jun17-Vol.-15-No.-12.pdf (PDF, 5.54MB) 18 June 2017: Match-Programme-18Jun17-Vol.-15-No.-11.pdf  (PDF, 4.68MB) 11 June 2017: Match Programme 11Jun17

Congratulations to Balclutha AFC for winning the first-ever Kitman Cup, after triumphing over Roslyn Wakari in the final at Bayfield yesterday. Balclutha took the top prize of $500 Kitman Store Credit, 10 Nike Training Balls & Ball Bag, as well as

Twelve people from the Football South region are among the 70 people nationwide who have been recognised by the federation and New Zealand Football for their volunteer efforts. These people are among the hundreds who give up their time for the

OTAGO FOOTBALL UPDATE | CEO CHRIS WRIGHT Hi All. Firstly, thank you for your continued dedication and passion to make our beautiful game great in the region. As we look forward to another weekend of fun games, I wanted to

Women’s Development Officer Tessa Nicol & NZ U20 Football Fern Sammy Murrell joined Luis, Jack & the Southland team at Invercargill’s ILT Football Turf last week for a free girls-only football session for girls aged 7-16. This was a great

  Looking for a weekend away with your mates? Want to compete and take home a gold medal? Fitness could be your motivation plus the themed dance parties are unforgettable. Whatever your reason for participating, come to the South Island

IMPORTANT BULLETIN 15th Grade Boys Rep Trials *TONIGHT* (Monday 26 June) scheduled for Culling Park – CANCELLED Please keep an eye on emails and website for updated details.

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available – published 25 June 2017. To view it, click either the image or the link below:   Match-Programme-25Jun17-Vol.-15-No.-12.pdf   Previous Programmes: 18 June 2017: Match-Programme-18Jun17-Vol.-15-No.-11.pdf  (PDF, 4.68MB) 11 June 2017: Match Programme 11Jun17

Uni holidays always impact local clubs with players leaving town for a couple of weeks – so this year, in conjunction with sponsor Kitman, we commenced the inaugural Kitman Cup yesterday. Clubs could enter combined sides made up of players

Friday night saw an excellent New Zealand Football ‘Introduction to Goalkeeping Coaching’ course in Timaru. It was brilliant to have 17 enthusiastic coaches on board for the course, which was run by FDO Tessa Nicol and Southern United FC‘s Tom

FTC Game-Day Update – Friday, June 16th,6pm   Dear Parent/ Player,   Please see an updated list of Venue Changes for the FTC Game Day this coming Sunday (June 18th). Apologies for the 2nd change to the host venues and

  Reminder – 5pm tomorrow (Friday 16th June) is the deadline for applications for Otago representative teams for the South Island tournament. Please visit the link below for full information about the coaching positions – please read this info carefully.

Spotlight shines on volunteers Thousands of volunteers give up their time for the good of the game all over the country and it’s this dedicated group of enthusiasts that New Zealand Football is looking to thank as National Volunteering Week

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available – published 18 June 2017. To view it, click either the image or the link below: Previous Programmes: 11 June 2017: Match Programme 11Jun17 Vol. 15 No. 10 (PDF, 5.25MB) If the

The ‘Kitman Cup’ will take place over two weekends during the mid-semester University break (Saturday June 24th and Saturday July 1st) and is open to players in Otago Divisions 2, 3 & 4. The format will be 11-a-side but with

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available – published 18 June 2017. To view it, click either the image or the link below:   Previous Programmes: 11 June 2017: Match Programme 11Jun17 Vol. 15 No. 10 (PDF, 5.25MB) If

The Football South team have just returned from a busy 4-day Central Otago Roadshow, and were delighted by the enthusiasm and talent on display right across the region. The roadshow was an opportunity to engage with players and coaches throughout Central Otago

Information regarding the Otago and South Canterbury South Island Tournament coaching applications and player registrations for trials is now available here.

2017 McDonald’s Junior Coach of the Year New Zealand Football in conjunction with major sponsor McDonald’s are offering regional & national awards for their Junior Coach of the Year awards! Nominations are encouraged for positive behaviour both on and off


NZ Football’s Youth Football Development Manager ANDY BOYENS will deliver a FREE Coaching Workshop in Dunedin this coming Monday May 22nd from 19:30 – 21:00 at the Sargood Centre, Logan Park Drive Former All Whites defender and current NZF ‘Youth Football

Last week, New Zealand Football ran a special Senior Level 2 coaching course in Wellington, giving female aspiring coaches from across the country an opportunity to try their hand at coaching in an environment of their peers. This was an

Last week, New Zealand Football ran a special Senior Level 2 coaching course in Wellington, giving female aspiring coaches from across the country an opportunity to try their hand at coaching in an environment of their peers. This was an

Reminder: Football South AGM is being held 1pm today at the Sargood Centre. Also please note that NZ Football CEO Andy Martin will be attending our AGM as a special guest and also giving an update on national football matters.

During the recent school holidays, a select group of highly talented young footballers were chosen to attend National Talent Centre (NTC) camps. The NTC programme is part of New Zealand Football’s ‘Whole of Football Plan‘, and focuses on providing an

Football South Futsal McDonalds Winter Adult Competition 2017 Begins: Monday 12th June until 28th August 2017 Where: Edgar Sorts Centre Games: Monday Nights from 6pm to 9.30pm Leagues Available: Men’s Div 1, 2, 3,& 4 Mixed Div 1 Women’s Div 1

It was great to see so many local clubs represented at last night’s Women’s Football Development event, thank for braving the cold! New Zealand Football Women’s Development Manager Holly Nixon travelled down and outlined why women’s football was a major

Remember that tonight (Thursday May 4th) , we’re hosting a special Women’s Football Development Event that everyone passionate about women’s football (men & women!) is encouraged to attend. Doors open at 5:45pm at the Sargood Centre on Logan Park Drive

Football South have announced plans for a new all-weather sports complex at Logan Park. The complex will be regarded as Dunedin’s ‘Home of Football’, but will offer plenty to the entire local community, with other sports and local organisations able

We had a great attendance at last night’s NZF Senior Level 1 coaching course for females – well done to everyone who took part! Women’s Development Officer Tessa Nicol and Football Development Manager Paul O’Reilly ran the course, which is

The school holidays saw more Southern United Skill Schools – along with the extra camps in Dunedin, we also ran hugely successful camps in Timaru and Wanaka! The second week of camps in Dunedin saw more boys and girls getting

‘FEMALE ONLY’ Senior Level 1 Coaching Course FREE (usually $70!) Monday, May 1st Caledonian Ground (upstairs meeting room) 6pm – 10pm (meet 5.45 for 6pm start) Bring kit for taking part in practical demos.   To Register: email Tessa Nicol with your

On Thursday May 4th, we’re hosting a special Women’s Football Development Event that everyone passionate about women’s football is encouraged to attend! The event will be held from 5:45pm – 7:45pm next Thursday 4th May at the Sargood Centre on

Dunedin Technical AFC defender Kelsey Kennard reaches an awesome milestone when her side plays Queenstown on Sunday – it will be her 100th Premier Women’s appearance for the club, the first Tech women to reach the century. Kelsey’s coach Graeme

The April School Holidays sees more kids development camps across the region. Yesterday saw the completion of the first lot of camps – the ‘Skill School’ for boys & girls aged 5-15 which took place in both Dunedin and Timaru,

Women’s Sunday 7’s – We’re really keen to run the Women’s Sunday 7’s league this winter, but we’ve had very limited registrations so far – so if you’re interested, please register now or contact us for more information, visit: Women’s

Football South Development Officers Lewis Houghton & Danny Ledwith were down in Balclutha this morning where Sport Clutha were running a big Primary School Football Tournament. There were over 200 girls & boys from more than 10 different schools taking

Pop into McDonald’s stores across Dunedin, and check out the amazing (and huge!) posters promoting the beautiful game! McDonald’s Dunedin are massive supporters & sponsors of community football across the region, with a big focus on junior football as well

We’ve got exciting development camps coming up for kids aged 5 – 15 in the April School Holidays. As well as the Skill Schools for boys & girls, we’re also offering a special ‘Soccer Sisters’ camp option for girls-only to

This weekend saw the completion of the New Zealand Football Advanced Coaching Senior Level 2 / Youth Level 3 Course held at Memorial Park in Mosgiel. It was a huge 6-day course for the attendees but the lessons they learned

Fantastic fun at the Oval today as the Fit4Football Roadshow – Dunedin hit town. Hundreds of kids made their way around the various stations, learning new skills on the way. Southern United squad members & Football South staff were assisting

Dear Club Presidents, Committee Members and Members, and Referees, I am pleased to announce that the Football South AGM is on Sunday May 21, 2017 at 1pm at the Otago Polytechnic Function Centre, 40 Logan Park Drive, Dunedin. Accompanying documents

Dear Football Community,   As part of our preparation for the next National League season, we are conducting a season review of the 16/17 National League season for the Southern United club and it’s four teams. We are very interested

Retreating Line Workshops – We’re running a couple of free workshops this week for coaches, parents, & club reps to learn more & see the Retreating Line in action. These workshops are being held at the Caledonian Ground Upstairs Meeting

We’ve got some awesome holiday camps for boys & girls across the region in the upcoming April school holidays! Follow the link below to find out all about our Southern United Skill School (Timaru, Dunedin, Wanaka) and Soccer Sisters (Dunedin)

Late last year, local football legend Blair Davidson sadly passed away. With a life-long involvement in local football spanning seven decades, Blair was the proud patron to Football South from 1997 until his passing. In his playing days, Blair was

Retreating Line – The Retreating Line is being rolled out in Otago at 9th,10th, 11th, 12th grade levels. The overall concept of the ‘Retreating Line’ is about helping create players who are confident and capable to develop and prepare for

In a hugely exciting development for 2017, Queenstown Rovers and Southland United both join the Football South Premier League this season, bringing the league up to nine teams. The Invercargill-based Southland United is a combined team of players coming together

In a hugely exciting development for 2017, Queenstown Rovers and Southland United both join the Football South Premier League this season, bringing the league up to nine teams. Queenstown Rovers return to the Federation league for the first time since 2014,

There’s a new page this season for Fixture Cancellations & Transfers, so please make sure you update your bookmarks, and inform your club members to always check the below link every weekend. You can find this page on the Football

Are you excited? We’re only one day away from kickoff in 2017! Senior Men’s and Junior competitions get underway tomorrow (Senior Women commence the following Saturday). Visit the following link for all draws – bookmark this page so you can

Football South is delighted to announce that Tessa Nicol has been recruited as the new Women’s Development Officer for the Football South region. Tessa is a proud local who has gone on to represent the New Zealand U20 Junior Football Ferns

2017 Football South Futsal Coaches & Managers Football South Futsal requires coaches for the following Youth Age Group Teams who will be participating in the National Futsal Championships in Palmerston North from the 14th to 16th of July: Boys U19,

Football South Futsal 2017 Otago Regional Secondary School Futsal Tournament. Friday 12th May. Where:   Edgar Sports Centre, Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin Time:     9.00am to 4.30pm     Competitions Available Girls Year 9-10 Division 1 & 2 Boys Year 9-10  Division 1,

Football South Futsal are holding trials in the coming weeks for players interested in playing in the upcoming Youth Futsal Nationals. This tournament is to be held in Palmerston North from the 14th to 16th of July. We are asking

Please see the list of upcoming Coach Education courses within the region over the next number of weeks. Please inform your coaches of these upcoming courses – Thank You. Any queries get in touch asap.   Senior Level 1:       

Calling all female coaches!  Exciting development opportunity for female coaches – see below to express your interest in taking part. Although the course is being held in Wellington, all travel & accommodation will be fully funded for the participants! Are

Our Football Development Officers and members of the Southern United side have been busy with the Football in Schools programme, taking them right around the Football South region. Here’s some pics with some football fanatics in Milton, Geraldine Primary School,

A huge thank you to Brett Driver, Bob Driver, and all the staff at Bob Driver Ssangyong Timaru for their continued support for our South Canterbury Football Development Officers, Stephen Last and Conor O’Keeffe. Brett is pictured here with Stephen and

NZ Football Goalkeeping Level 1 Coaching Football South are delighted to be running the NZF Goalkeeping Level 1 Coaching course, hosted by Tony Boomer and Southern United squad member Tom Stevens. The course is a great chance to discuss goalkeeping

Central Football Federation is seeking applicants for the position of Fustal Development Manager for the Federation. This full time position will be based in Palmerston North and will play a vital role in developing players and coaches during the rollout

Dunedin’s ‘Stadium to Surf’ Fun Run & Walk is less than a month away, making now the perfect time for you & your friends to sign up! The event, which features 10km, 5km, & 3km options, takes place on Sunday

Football South are sad to announce that Hayley Stirling has resigned from her role as Women’s Development Officer. Hayley’s final day will be March the 6th. Hayley’s passion is on the grass, and as such she plans to move back

Below is a summary of the changes to the Laws of the Game which now apply to Football South Competitions. If you would like a session run at your club for players and coaches please contact Jeff Clamp at   2016/2017

NZF Senior Level 2 / Youth Level 3 | April 4th-9th | Dunedin Football South are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the ‘NZF Senior Level 2/ Youth Level 3’ Advanced Coach Education Course in April 2017.  

Grants Braes AFC is organizing a Dunedin’s first Beach Football Tournament at tomahawk beach on 18th Feb 2017. Spectators are welcome to come and see Dunedin football clubs battle it out for the inaugural Beach Football title. Tomahawk Beach all

FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER MANAWATU (Player, Coach and Game Development) The Central Football Federation is seeking applicants for the position of Football Development Officer for Manawatu and surrounding areas.

Football South staff, Federation clubs and their volunteers will soon take a well-earned break over Christmas and New Year. Before we know it 2017 will be upon us, but I’d like to take a moment to reflect on what, from

Connecting Coaches is an annual conference seeking to lift the capability of coaching right across New Zealand’s sport system. The conference alternates between the South Island (hosted by Otago Academy of Sport) and the North Island (hosted by Sport New

Brent Best  – 1968 to 2016 Football South’s most decorated Referee Brent Best passed away suddenly in Christchurch on Friday 4th November. Brent began his refereeing career in Oamaru at just 15 years old following in his father’s footsteps.   His

Referee Development & Competitions Manager Full-time, permanent Based in Dunedin   Football South are looking for a full-time Referee Development and Competitions Manager. The primary responsibility of the role is to develop, lead and implement a Strategy for Referee development,

Football South would like to congratulate all those players that have been selected to take part in this years National Age Group Tournament. This year five Football South teams will get to test themselves against teams from the other New

On Tuesday Football in Schools coaches Tom Houghton and Rahan Ali were joined by new Southern United players Eric Malloy and Andrew Mulligan at the Harbourside Festival. This is where schools from the Harbourside area join together for a sports

We are delighted to announce that Football South will again be competing in the NAGT in Wellington. This tournament which hosts selected players from each Federation across New Zealand will run from Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th December and will

Well done to all of the Football South teams who attended South Island Tournaments all over the South Island. Below are the most recent results for all tournaments in the South Island. Central Otago won both the 10th Grade Club

Southern United today announced McDonalds Dunedin as their Gold Partner for the next two seasons. Justin and Eterei Stonelake, who own and operate Dunedin’s three McDonalds restaurants, are excited to extend McDonalds’ community involvement in Football with particular emphasis on

Friday night we celebrated the Premier and Otago Senior Awards evening at Forbury Park Function Centre with Special Guest Ben Sigmund. Check out the photos by Adam Binns photography on our Facebook page Congratulations to all finalists and Winners.

The next stage of the award-winning Whole of Football Plan has now been released in the form of the Youth Framework, which aims to encourage more young New Zealanders to fall in love with the beautiful game. Launched by New

Thursday, June 16, 2016 Football South are delighted to announce that Paul O’Reilly has been appointed as the FDO for Otago and Head Coach for Southern United. Paul has excellent calibre, as Head Coach winning four Football Association of Ireland

Football South offer an action packed holiday programme for kids. Delivered by accredited providers, its a great way for young players to have fun and develop their local football skills. Available from one to four days per week. Suitable for

Tuesday, July 05, 2016 McDonald’s and New Zealand Football are to reward junior coaches by running a Coach of the Year competition with the national winner receiving a trip for two to the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan. Every

Friday, July 29, 2016 New Zealand Football is currently looking for a Competition Manager to join the Football Tournament delivery team for the World Masters Games 2017. The key responsibility of this role is to design, implement and oversee the

    Friday, July 29, 2016 Football South is excited to announce an extension of our Football Scholarships programme aimed at assisting talented footballers who have academic aspirations. In addition to the five Football South Scholarships with Otago Polytechnic, there

Games were secured on the hallowed turf through the Community Funding initiative, which was based on getting some of our grassroots teams an opportunity to play on the ground rather than the high performance teams. The early kickoff had Balclutha

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Football South, in partnership with MTA, Volunteering NZ and New Zealand Football recently ran a Federation-based initiative to recognise our community’s most deserving volunteers and thank them for their efforts. $600 in MTA vouchers were awarded

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 The number of Kiwis holding the world’s second-highest coaching qualification is set to rise significantly as the first intake of OFC/NZF A-Licence participants nears graduation and a second batch kicks off the process. Part One of

Monday, July 11, 2016 Each yeah on the 1st July there is a transfer freeze for players transferring between Clubs, Click on more to view the relevant regulation From the NZ Football Regulations on the Registration and Transfer of players.

Thursday, June 09, 2016 An Introduction to Football Refereeing Course will take place Sunday June 12th at Ellis. Follow the link to sign up. Date : Sunday 12th June Time : Start at 9am – Finish approximately 11.30am Venue :

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Friday, June 03, 2016 An update regarding Southern United from CEO Chris Wright. Dear Friends of Southern United, General Update: As you may know, Football South have recently taken over the Southern United Football Club and therefore the license to

New Zealand Football is seeking suitably qualified and experienced professionals for the positions of Head of National Competitions and Competitions Administrator.

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