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12th NZ Ethnic Football Festival is here !

In less then 10 days, the 12th NZ Ethnic Football Festival will see 24 Men teams and 7 aside Women's Division giving the best of themselves to be crowned the 2013 NZ Ethnic Football Festival Plate and Shield champions, and for the pride of their ethnic community. To see the Men Draw of this new edition, click here and for the Women Draw, click here.

Remminder to all participants and coaches, all the Teams playing at 9 o'clock must be ready to register at 7.30am on Saturday. The Teams playing at 10 o'clock must register at 8.30am. Each player must come with their present Photo ID when registering with their complete team.


Note that :

We want this event to be alcohol free. The Melville club rooms will be open during the event.

We will have a designated parking area in the park, please be mindful of others.

Any obstruction of neighbours driveways will be notified to Hamilton City Council.


Don't forget to bring your friends and family to support your Team throughout the weekend and you might get a free entry to the next year tournament thanks to Free FM.


We would like to mention that the competition rules are available to download by clicking here.



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