Home News 12th NZ Ethnic Football Festival is here !
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.



  • Duffy: I was just trying to survive

    FIFA.com speaks to the Republic of Ireland's Shane Duffy, who has worked his way back from a life-threatening injury to play a key role in his country's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, as well as helping Brighton and Hove Albion to the English Premier League.

  • O'Neill: World Cup place would be phenomenal

    FIFA.com speaks exclusively with Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill about his World Cup memories, hopes of leading his country to Russia 2018, Northern Ireland's staggering rise up the FIFA Ranking and more. 

  • South Africa's phases of the Moon

    Having played football under Apartheid rule in South Africa, Patrick Moon is now seeing his sons Patrick and Bryce reap the benefits of his sacrifices, both pulling on the shirt of the Bafana Bafana ​to fly the family flag on the international stage.

  • A World Cup dream for Nagbe

    Having already tasted CONCACAF Gold Cup success, Darlington Nagbe is intent on making 2017 a year to remember with USA as he hopes to go one better than his father – an African and Liberian legend – by reaching the FIFA World Cup.

  • Golden boy Stabile makes his mark

    In the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to the tournament's first edition and its top scorer opening his account.