The purpose of the New Zealand Football Code of Conduct is to encourage fair, ethical treatment of all persons and organisations that come under the umbrella of New Zealand Football (NZF). All persons will agree to abide by the NZF Code of Conduct and acknowledge that any breach of the Code of Conduct, or any part of it, may result in disciplinary action under the NZF Statutes, Regulations and Policies.

New Zealand Football expects all Federations, clubs, organisations, employees, members, referees, administrators, associates, coaches, players, volunteers and parents or guardians to understand the possible consequences of breaching the Code of Conduct and ensure that they abide by the Code. The following Code of Conduct applies to all NZF members and persons participating in NZ Football activities.

New Zealand Football Code of Conduct


New Zealand Football and Southern Football are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable football environment for all. We recognise our responsibility to lead and encourage safe practices to ensure the welfare and best interests of children and vulnerable adults. 

To support the football system in this commitment we’ve developed the Guidelines for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and the supporting NZF Police Vetting System. More HERE.


New Zealand Football’s regulations cover procedural matters, matters of misconduct and rules for individual competitions. Regulations for individual competitions are subject to change from season to season. For a latest copy of the regulations governing those competitions please contact NZ Football. Otherwise, key current regulations are available below.

Please click on the links below to download the documents you require.

NZF Working with Children Policy

NZF Disciplinary Code 2023

NZF Code of Ethics

Status and Transfer of Players

Memo re amendments to Disciplinary Code - 2022

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