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New U-13s tournament kicks off

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Ten Under-13s football teams will run onto the pitch this Sunday for the first time as part of the NZ Communities Football Cup (NZCFC).New U-13s tournament kicks off at NZ Communities Football Cup

Ten Under-13s football teams will run onto the pitch this Sunday for the first time as part of the NZ Communities Football Cup (NZCFC).

The Auckland-based Under-13s teams will represent diverse nations such as Fiji and Somalia, and and provides a great opportunity for younger people to appreciate cultural diversity and continue with sport into adulthood.
NZ Police national teams will compete in the competitions, including the Under-13s category.
“Police founded this tournament and have been proudly involved in the organising team and as players,” said Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Chief Executive Wally Haumaha.

“For the past nine years, we have worked hard to expand it with our great partners Multicultural New Zealand, New Zealand Commission and New Zealand Football, and build the high levels of trust and confidence of our communities and keep our people safe.
The inclusion of an Under-13s competition, complete with a national Police team, is an exciting addition to our national tournament.

It complements the tournament’s Youth Forum and shows the depth with which Police and their families value diversity.”
The tournament, in its ninth year, focusses on creating positive influence in communities by widening the opportunities for social interaction and strengthening communities.
The men’s tournament has steadily grown to 16 teams.

Argentina will join the diverse line-up for the first time, alongside other regional qualifiers such as Somalia, Colombia, Poland, Myanmar and the Solomon Islands.

The women’s tournament now boasts a competition accommodating ten teams this year, including Maori, Croatia, Refugee Youth Action Network.
Over 1,000 matches were played at regional level ethnic football competitions and will culminate at NZCFC tournament weekend.
Proudly supported by Principal Sponsor ANZ, NZ Police, Multicultural NZ, NZ Football, Auckland Council and the Human Rights Commission.

NZ Communities Football Cup
25, 26 November 2017 (kicks off at 10am)
Centre Park
Robertson Road
Mangere

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