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125th marked by generous donations and awards

Celebrations to mark the 125th Anniversary of New Zealand Football were held last night at Auckland’s Heritage Hotel and featured the chance to reflect on a proud heritage. But the evening also highlighted the potential for further growth in the game and this was underlined by the gifting of a pair of hugely generous donations to the New Zealand Football Foundation.

The Football Foundation was created by New Zealand Football after the 2010 FIFA World Cup and aims to provide ongoing support to the growth of the beautiful game in this country. The Foundation appointed Noel Barkley as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer in April of this year and the former All White had the pleasure of introducing a new honorary patron during last night’s celebrations, Sir Eion Edgar KNZM.

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NZ Football Foundation Appoints CEO

The New Zealand Football Foundation, a charitable foundation created to manage and raise funds for the development of football in New Zealand, has appointed Noel Barkley as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer.

Barkley, who was previously involved in organising the FIFA U-20 World Cup held in New Zealand in 2015, will be the foundation’s first paid employee. Barkley joins the Foundation this month and is tasked with acquiring funds to assist the growth and development of Football in New Zealand.

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NZ FOOTBALL FOUNDATION to support U20 WORLD CUP

In 2014 the Foundation will be funding various initiatives to support the success of the u20 World Cup to be held in New Zealand in May and June 2015.

Prior to the All Whites v Mexico World Cup Qualifier in Wellington, Dave Beeche, CEO of the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 outlined a significant investment in the tournament by the New Zealand Football Foundation.

The Foundation, which was established after New Zealand's successful inclusion in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, has agreed to invest $100,000 into the tournament, half of which will go toward the U-20 New Zealand team's preparation and the other half toward the legacy proposals for the event.

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Ryan Nelsen continues to support football in New Zealand

His playing career may be over but former All Whites' skipper Ryan Nelsen will continue to make a contribution to the New Zealand game - but this time in a financial sense.

Nelsen, as patron of the Football Foundation, announced today that $1 from every bottle of RN Wines sold would be donated to the Football Foundation.

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Grants fertilizing grassroots football

Grassroots football has been given yet another financial boost two years on from the All Whites 2010 World Cup Campaign, which saw the establishment of the New Zealand Football Foundation.
The New Zealand Football Foundation today announced the result of its third round of grants. The Foundation was established with a $4 million allocation from the FIFA World Cup Qualification Funds when the All Whites qualified for the 2010 World Cup.

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Summary of successful grant applicants April 2012

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All Whites World Cup legacy lives on at grassroots

Brazil 2014 may already be on the horizon but the legacy of the All Whites’ 2010 World Cup campaign lives on, with future football stars through to struggling rural communities the latest recipients of funds their success in South Africa generated.

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Lights coming back on for football in Christchurch

Seven Christchurch football clubs have netted a healthy cash injection for new equipment and the restoration of earthquake-damaged clubrooms and grounds from the sport’s international body FIFA.

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Summary of successful grant applicants November 2011

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Grassroots New Zealand winners from All Whites’ World Cup Success

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The All Whites’ success at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa last year is filtering down to grassroots New Zealand with money being distributed this week to support Kiwi clubs, players and future football stars.

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Foundation promises long-term benefits

The newly created New Zealand Football Foundation has set its sights on securing the future of football in New Zealand.

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Applications to open April 2011

Applications for funding from the New Zealand Football Foundation will open in April 2011. Foundation chairman, Mark Stewart says there has already been considerable interest from clubs.

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