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Central Football 2016 Fee Structure changes

Monday, 30 November 2015

Central Football wish to give notice of the 2016 Fee Structure for the Federation, and the changes from 2015.

The Board has approved the following for implementation in 2016:

  1. A change in the competition fee structure from a flat rate dependent of grade model to a sliding scale model in line with the level of competition.
  2. A change in the way affiliation fees are charged, from a charge made on a set number of player per team to an individual player charge structure.

The changes as detailed above have been decided after due diligence on other Federation models and charges, other sports and the likely future direction of New Zealand Football in terms of the collection of affiliation fees.

The change in the fee structure for Central Football competitions is the first since the inception of the Federation with the new structure recognising the difference between aspiring football from social football. In this structure “aspiring” is defined as Division 1 and higher and “social” Division 2 and lower. In regions where there is only one division that division is considered social. For social football this will result in lower fees per team entry but in aspiring football higher fees per team entry. The difference in the amount the clubs pay in entry fees is expected to be around cost neutral, but the amount clubs collect from their players may differ.

The change from affiliation fees being charged per team to per player underlines the fact that everyone in football has a responsibility to support the game. Whilst being subsidised may suit the non-paying members it is unfair on the paying ones. How the change to an individual affiliation fee is implemented internally is up to each club to decide and administer but it interesting that since an individual affiliation fee was introduced to Mainland Football in 2014 this has resulted in many clubs increasing revenue. This was a result of the Federation doing audits of team cards versus Goalnet registrations which in turn alerted the clubs to team members that may not have paid membership subscriptions. It has also enabled clubs to identify and charge “ad-hoc” (ring in players) on a pay to play basis. Central Football will be doing similar audits throughout the season to ensure not only that Goalnet requirements are met but to aid clubs in their recording processes and collection of their subscriptions. 

The process for invoicing will be as follows:


  1. March 2016 - 1st installment of Seniors based on a third of team entries plus ground costs.
  2. April 2016 – 2nd installment of Seniors based on a third of team entries plus ground costs.
  3. May 2016 – 3rd installment of Seniors based on players registered in Goalnet plus balance of entry fees and ground costs.


  1. April 2016 – 1st installment of Juniors and Youth based on half of team entries plus ground costs.
  2. May 2016 – 2nd installment of Juniors and Youth based on players registered in Goalnet plus balance of entry fees and ground costs. 

The change to an individual affiliation fee will result in better tracking and monitoring of the Central Football player base, resulting in better funding and reporting and therefore supporting the investment of football in our region/s. It is also important to note that Central Football is not budgeting for any increased revenue from the aforementioned changes, with the driver for the changes being a fairer, more equitable and transparent fee model for all.

To view the Central Football fee structure for 2016 click here.

To view an audio/visual explanation of the fee structure for 2016 click here.

To view an explanation of the money flows to and from Central Football click here.

Clubs and schools are also advised that for 2016 referee charges will not be split but will be invoiced to the home club/school. This will provide clarity for clubs/schools as the invoicing will clearly detail games you have had referees, thus providing easier access to information often requested. Please note there has been no increase in referee charges for 2016. 

I close in thanking you for your understanding of the new modelling for 2016 and wish you and your members well for the festive season.

John McGifford
Chief Executive Officer


Central Football 2016 Fee Structure

Sunday, 29 November 2015

To view the Central Football fee structure for 2016 click here.

To view an audio/visual explanation the fee structure for 2016 click here

To view an explanation of the money flows to and from Central Football click here.



Wednesday, 7 October 2015


Federation League and Western Premiership League Coaches and Managers 2016

Palmerston North Marist is looking for strong coaches and managers to become a part of the Marist Football club this coming season.  Both our Men’s and Women’s First Teams are now in the Central Leagues and this is a great opportunity for our club and the teams involved.  Our Men will be playing for the third season and our Women will be entering this for the first time.  Travel is required as this league takes the teams to various places throughout the season. We are looking for dynamic individuals whose drive meets that of the Marist Football Club.

Our Federation League and Western Premiership League coaching positions are as important as the Central League as these teams help feed our Men’s First Team when required but also allow us to have teams in all of the competitive levels of soccer in this region.

Coaching roles are critical to the performance of our club and the successful candidate will be expected to assist in youth development as well as recruiting and retaining players for the Central League season, as well as the other leagues mentioned above.  The successful applicants must have suitable qualifications and the technical nous that is required to coach at these levels.

Palmerston North Marist has a long history in local and Central League football so we want coaches to build on that history and create some of their own.

Managers’ roles are just as important as they have the capacity to help all of the members in the team.  They will be responsible to the coaches as well as the club to make sure that all paper work is completed on time, scores are sent in to various leagues and that they ultimately support the coach and team to ensure that they are being the best that they can be.  Travel will also be a component of this role. 

For further information please contact Club Secretary Fiona Low via email: fiona@marton.school.nz

Applications and expressions of interest close Monday 19th October 2015 and should be emailed to Fiona Low: Fiona@marton.school.nz

Western Rangers Coaching position

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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By the 15th October 2015

Central Football's ASB Sept Holiday Programme

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Where:  Napier Boys High School.Napier OR Lindisfarne College

Start date: Monday, 28th September 2015

Finish date: Thursday 1st October 2015

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Who: 6-12 year olds

Cost: $30 per day or $100 for 4 days

To register please click on the link below


For further information contact Leon leon@centralfootball.co.nz  021 734379




2015 Federation Talent Centre Squads - Hawke's Bay

Friday, 28 August 2015

U10 Boys

Sebastian Bayliss, Cameron Browning, James Carter-Bayliss, Monty Field, Noah Greaney, Sean Grenside, Thomas Hall, Blair Hastie, Cameron Houston, Caleb Hunt, Harry Huxford, Bastien Larcelet, Corbyn Lukies, Kees Mackirdy, Matthew Marshall, Caleb Marwick, Christian Niederer, Cameron Paterson, Tom Speers, Maz Taylor, Joesph Thompson, Declan Trow, Reon Werahiko

Coaches: Troy Pennycooke-Morgan, Andrew Huxford and Alana Waters

U11 Boys

Jack Albertini, Anshul Banerjee, Luca Barclay, Dylan Barker, Seb Barton-Ginger, Oscar Cooper, Maika Cracknell, Reuben Crossland, Angus Dykes, Toby Evans, George Field, Niall Henman-Joyce, Tom Hooper, Max Jardine, Ryan Jones, Oliver Kendall-Jackson, Sam Lack, Corbin Lee, Cooper McDougall, Charle Meek, Ryan Miller, Oliver Strong, Jonty Unwin, Jack Waddington, Oliver Whiteside

Coaches: Rebecca Eaglestone, Terry O'Neill and Ben Kemp

U12 Boys

Liam Alexander, Isaac Belcher, Baylee Foote, Thomas Gallagher, Ethan Green, Jackson Haines, Harrison Keane, Campbell Lane, Joshua Larcelet, Oscar Mason, Tony Mildon, Isaac milley, Cormac Murphy, Harry Pike, Sam Wall, Chris Willox, David Willox

Coaches: Fred Taylor and Keiron McCardle

U13 Boys

Adam Barron, Christopher Cacho-Bevin, Joshua Clere, Christopher Cunningham, Fred Devereux, Alexander Eaglestone, Luke Foster, Sam Gilbert, Jayden Gordon, Brendan Joe, Ayden Jones, Braeden Kommeren, Sean Lee, Oliver Marshall, Max Taylor, Matthew Willis

Coaches: David Willis

U14 Boys 

Kayden Adema, Thomas Alve, Kaeden Atkins, Charlie Bayly, Ethan Clarke, Jarred Coutts, Harry Lack, Brody Lucas, Zac Madsen, Harry Mason, Adam Richardson, Luis Toomey, Sam Waddington, Robert Ward, Sam Williams, Kenny Willox

Coach: Darren Mason and Richard Willox

U15/16 Boys

Jorge Akers, Dylan Barron, Joshua Bowie, Bradley Calder, Jackson Durrington, Campbell Hantler, Ben Lack, Ethan Ladd, Vinne Mackirdy, Karan Mandair, Ethan Martin, Wilson McCullough, Luke Morgan, Josh Murphy, Ippei Ninomiya, Jackson Ralph, Jed Shephard, Callum Walker, Morgan Weaver

Coaches: Marty Akers

U10 Girls

Ruby Alexander, Molly Averill, Abby Boyes, Anouk Buijer, Brooke Calder, Charlotte Cameron, Alexander Cave, Aylssa Geldard, Lily Giddens, Sydney Grant-Smith, Isabel Jarvis, Maia Kemp, Leila Burder, Libby Lowry, Helena Mills, Izzy Pearce, Sophie Quayle, Ella Simmonds, Alecia Thomas, Megan Thomas, Tahlia Vainu, Amelie van Florenstein, Te Oriwia Whaitiri, Eve W, Kaya Whaitiri-Dee, Kasey Wilson

Coaches: George Leete, Paul Calder, Terry O'Neill

U11 Girls

Kyrah Adema, Aniela Apperley, Zoe Collier, Jamie Evans, Hollie Gee, Jaimee Gerbes, Brooke Gilmore, Milla Green, Sara Hollis, Maddison Hughes, Emma Jarvis, Olivia Johnson, Aimee Kay, Olivia Lee, Imogen Lovell, Stella Marshall, Anna McCaw, Emma McDougall, Kiana Pohu, Aysha Saunders, Lucy Smith, Sarah Tong, Tiffany Ward, Sophie Watt, Grace Whaanga

Coaches: Natasha Saunders, Jason Curtis and Aleesha Heywood

U13 Girls

Maddison Alve, Tessa Burns, Issy Crichton, Flora Devonshire, Emily Grenside, Charlotte Lancaster, Brianna Lee, Rachel McDougall, Hazel Morgaine, Johanna Nieuwenhuis, Chloe O'Rorke, Harriet Park, Tia Tahua, Maddison Wallis, Caitlin Wilson, Pippa Jane Wyllie

Coach: Paul Weaver

U15 Girls

Gabriella Anderson, Samantha Anderson, Aimee Atkins, Holly Barclay, Abigail Kilkolly, Guinevere MacDonald, Payten Marshall-Cram, Maggie Pedersen, Cate Pedersen, Casey Ralph, Katie Scales, Laura Somerville, Emily Watt, Chloe Waugh, Phoebe Williams, Brooke Wylie

Coaches: Terry O’Neill, Shelley Cameron and Wayne Atkins

16+ Girls

Nickylee Anderson, Marie Bailey, Claudia Barham, Bridie Barry, Amiria Bates, Maggie Brunton, Brynne Hey, Adidas Kepa, Phoebe Mason, Aishlin McIntrye, Rose Morton, Shannon Newlyn, Melissa Pinfold, Kate St Louis, Hannah Steed

Coaches: Shane McKenzie

Goal Keeper Coaches: Sophie Hoare and Brendan Adema 

2015 Coaching Courses

Friday, 24 July 2015

Junior Level 2 

Junior Level 2 consists of three modules that involve content and learning relevant to all coaches in the Junior age groups. It’s a perfect course for coaches wanting to increase their effectiveness in key areas of coaching. It will provide you with the relevant knowledge and skills to help you work effectively with your players.

     Module 1: Player - Centred Coaching                                                             

     Module 2: Tactical Coaching                  

     Module 3: Developing Technique & Skill


Module 1 Player Centred Coaching

Date: Friday 14th August 2015

Time: 6.00 to 8.00pm

Venue: Napier City Rovers Clubrooms, Park Island

Cost: $60 (plus a 1.5hr practical session to be arranged on the night)  

To register please click on the link below 



Youth Level 2-Player Centred Coaching

Youth Level 1 is for coaches who want to develop a general knowledge and skill base around youth coaching and improve their effectiveness with  players aged 12-19. This course focuses specifically on developing youth football players and the considerations for coaches working with this community of players. Youth Level 1 is a New Zealand Football formal qualification. It touches on understanding age related characteristics, planning and delivery, player centred coaching tools as a well as a training resource for youth.

Date: Thursday 13th August 2015

Time: 6.00 to 8.00pm

Venue: Napier City Rovers Clubrooms, Park Island

Cost: $60 (plus a 1.5hr practical session to be arranged on the night)  

To register please click on the link below 



Enquiries...contact Football Development Officer,  Leon 021 734 379 / 



Central Football 2014 Annual Report

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Click below to view the Central Football 2014 Annual Report

2014 Central Football Annual Report

Whole of Football Plan

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Club Based Referees - 2015

Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Central Football wishes to inform you on the requirements for Club Based Referees (CBR's) in 2015.
The Laws of the Game are still simple but the interpretations do change from year to year and also the interpretations can be different from countries and leagues.

When it comes to reckless and excessive force challenges the law should be same wherever the game is played as player safety must be strictly protected and guidelines enforced by referees.
This year Central Football is requesting for the good of the game, that all teams that play 11 aside football and have rolling substitutes to have an accredited CBR. This is so that players, coaches and spectators can all be upskilled and thus the game will be able to grow within our regions at grassroots level. This CBR could be asked if a Referee is appointed to the game to act as an Assistant Referee on your games.
There are two options for this to happen:
  1. Participants doing an online CBR course (done over a computer at his/her own speed) and then coming to hour meeting to be tested on the Laws of the Game (participants needs to get 70% correct to pass)
  2. Turn up for an update on the two main Laws – Offside and Fouls (the participant can sit the laws of the game test to become CBR accredited)
The following is the link for anyone that is interested in doing either option 1 or 2. https://reg.sportingpulse.com/v6/regoform.cgi?formID=19604
Those that register will need to attend one of the following dates
Whanganui         9 March 2015
Gisborne             13 March 2015
Hawkes Bay        16 March 2015
Taranaki             20 March 2015
Manawatu          11 March 2015
These 1 ½ hour sessions will be run by the Federation RDO and will be held based on a minimum of 6 participants are registered (using the above link), times and venue are to be confirmed (venue be of a classroom based environment).
For further information please contact David Lawrie on 021 510 483 or by emailing david@centralfootball.co.nz

Hawke's Bay RAG Website

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Advisory Group have created a website for information around their workings.

To read more please click here


Central Football launch Support Fund

Friday, 1 August 2014

The Board of Central Football has signed off a plan designed to support individuals who may be lost to the game due to financial constraints. Named the “Off the Bench Support Plan” the initiative is aimed at a broad range of developing footballers but with a focus on those who have been identified with the potential to ultimately participate at Federation level and beyond.  

Central Football Chairperson Mrs Johanna Wood commented “The initiative has been developed through Central Football’s awareness of the importance of sport to our developing youth, the part it plays in the social fabric of our communities and a further awareness that sport is not always fully accessible due to financial limitation. The Board has had a long term objective to develop a plan to support this fund which has now been made possible through the Federation realising its own financial objective. The plan will be reviewed annually to ensure the intended outcomes are met”.

To view the Overview, Criteria and Process for the Off the Bench Support Fund please click here

To access an Off the Bench Support Fund application form please click here

Caution regarding the use of Social Media

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Whilst positively embracing the use of social media, Central Football cautions those who use this medium to express individual views on referee decisions or make defamatory personal remarks against individuals will not be tolerated.  

Such behaviour is a breach of NZ Football’s Code of Conduct and charges will be bought against offenders.

 I thank you for your understanding.  

John McGifford

Chief Executive Officer  



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