Latest Coaching News

Youth Framework set for roll out

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… [more]

Other news:


Coaching Courses – September 2016

  • 04 September: Futsal Level 1 Coaching Award – OPEN
  • 05 September: Advanced Workshop 3: Problem Solving (GT) – OPEN
  • 07-11 September: NZF Junior Level 3 Coaching Award – FULL
  • 20-25 September: NZF Senior Level 2/Youth Level 3 – OPEN
  • 28 September – 02 October NZF Junior Level 3 Coaching Award – OPEN

View the full schedule here.

Social Media

The Auckland Football Federation Coaches Network Facebook page is a useful portal to keep up to date with upcoming courses, sharing information and reaching out to members of the coaching community in our region.

You can access the Facebook page here.

Coach-Devpt-news_02To help coaches get the best out of themselves and their players, New Zealand Football’s Coach Education framework offers a range of high-quality flexible options ranging from junior and youth football right through to courses for coaches working in the senior competitive arena.

There are three age-related pathways so that coaches can choose relevant and applicable learning opportunities that are specific to their coaching needs. 

For more information relating to Coach Education at Auckland Football Federation please contact Football Development Officer below.

To keep up-to-date with everything coach education related, subscribe to our email list here or like our Facebook page here.


The New Zealand Football and Auckland Football approach is founded on the following principles:

  • Appropriate for New Zealand – reflective of New Zealand’s unique culture and football environment
  • Flexible – providing coaches with more choice and a higher degree of ownership in selecting and following their own development pathway
  • Player Centered – based on the needs of the players and designed to meet the age-related development needs of players throughout the game
  • Applicable and practical – ‘on-the job learning’ experiences (creating and recognising learning experiences in the coaching environment)
  • Life-long learning – promoting continued personal development and self-responsibility for learning

The new approach will provide a myriad of learning opportunities that allow coaches to identify and access personal development that corresponds with the players they are coaching and their specific developmental needs.

The New Zealand Football Coach Education Pathway has courses available at all levels of the game including Junior, Youth and Senior. Each course provides coaches with age appropriate learning to enhance their players experience and development in the game. Find out more about each course and what it offers by clicking here.

Auckland Football is proudly sponsored and supported by: