Māori Football organises, hosts and promotes annual national and international events and showcases, providing development opportunities and giving visibility to our players.

Interested in partnering with Māori Football on an event? Our partners and sponsors can receive international visibility, with opportunities to partner on all elements from kit to broadcasting sponsorships. Contact us for more information.

Current active events include:

  • North vs South – Rotorua, NZ
  • Clash of the Cultures – Auckland, NZ
  • Trans-Tasman Series – Wollongong, NZ
  • Akokura Football Festival – Auckland, NZ
  • NZ Communities Football Cup – Auckland, NZ

North vs South

Ngā Toa o te Motu

23 January 2021
Rotorua International Stadium
Rotorua, New Zealand

Event Partners:
Rotorua Lakes Council
Phill Parker Coaching
Leagacy Football Foundation

The first of its kind, Māori Football is proud to announce the Nouth vs South domestic showcase taking place in January 2021. In partnership with Rotorua Lakes Council, this national series will be played at the Rotorua National Stadium with 8 teams competing across 3 days.

  • Ngā Tane Whanapoikiri – Senior Men
  • Ngā Wahine Whanapoikiri – Senior Women
  • Ngā Tama Whanapoikiri – U16 Boys
  • Ngā Hine Whanapoikiri – U16 Girls

This event also features the Akokura Football Festival on 24 January from 11am, bringing together the whole community and promoting football in the area.

Registrations are open and trials will be communicated to all players in September. If you would like to be involved, register and get in touch.

Clash of the Cultures

International Football Series

18 January 2020
McLennan Park
Auckland, New Zealand

Event Partners:
Papakura City FC
Phill Parker Coaching
Leagacy Football Foundation

The third edition within the international series, Māori Football is excited to represent Aotearoa against Australia’s First Nations in the Trans-Tasman Clash of the Cultures. Partnering with local community businesses and Papakura City FC, this event showcases the best talent Aotearoa has to offer on the international stage.

  • Senior Men
  • Senior Women
  • U14 Boys
  • U14 Girls

This event also features the Akokura Football Festival on 17 January, bringing together the whole community and promoting football in the area. Come down and join us for haka, special presentations, football fun for the whole family and plenty of food and drink to share!

Registration process and trials will be communicated to all players. If you would like to be involved, register and get in touch.

Akokura Football Festival

International Football Series

17 January 2020
McLennan Park
Auckland, New Zealand

Event Partners:
Papakura City FC
Phill Parker Coaching
Leagacy Football Foundation

The Akokura Football Festival is an initiative by Māori Football to promote football in at the community level. We bring together families, children and players of all ages and abilities – uniting communities through football.

Māori Football host Festivals regularly throughout the year, and typically surrounding our national and international events. Festivals are promoted all across New Zealand.

Age groups typically involved range from U6 to U13, but are defined per event.

Want Akokura Football Festival to come to your area? Reach out to us to discuss.

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