football

Running for charity

Eddie Bignell, long term Pukekohe AFC first team member, is no stranger to long distance running events. His latest running achievement was completed last month and is definitely one worth celebrating. Last year, Eddie made the commitment of running six half marathons to raise vital funds and awareness for St John New Zealand. Eddie managed to raise an impressive $1075.41 […]

Top goalkeeper signed for Franklin United

Last week Franklin United took a step closer in getting its team in place for the coming Northern Regional Football League season. Playing in Division two this year, the team is determined to work hard in getting promoted back into Division one. “Management is excited to have Jason Mann on board this year. He has a great amount of experience […]

Grading starts for FUYA

Grading started this week at Drury for the Franklin United Youth Academy of Football. It was the first time FUYA found its feet on the field and Ben Fletcher, director of coaching and his team thoroughly enjoyed the week. “It’s great to finally get out there and start the academy,”he said on Thursday 8 February. “There’s some great talent turning […]

Introducing Mark Holt

Franklin United are thrilled to have Mark Holt joining Ben Fletcher (Director of Football) to lead Franklin United Youth Association (FUYA) teams this season.  Mark will be responsible for the 10th, 11th & 12th Grade development as well as overseeing the 15th, 16th & 17th Grades. Mark comes to FUYA with a wealth of experience in coaching football academies and developing pathways, having […]

Waiuku AFC appoint new coach

Waiuku AFC are pleased to announce that long time player and club legend Derek Sinclair has signed on as the Men’s First team Head Coach for the upcoming 2018 season. Derek has been an instrumental part of the playing squad over the last eight seasons, and now steps into the coaching role. Vice President Rob Thornton said, “To have Derek […]

Football dream comes true

It’s a dream that most kids and even adults can only imagine, but for seven year old Samuel Michie, it was a reality. Lined up in all black, Pukekohe’s Sam was a player escort for Peruvian footballer Edison Flores in the FIFA World Cup qualifier against the All Whites in Wellington on Saturday 11 November. Mum, Aileen, entered Sam in […]

Team work sees Franklin United take the points

Franklin United 2 – Ellerslie United 1 In a game both sides needed to win to stay in Division 1, the teams produced end to end football where the goalkeepers were the stars for each team. As early as the fifth minute Jason Mann showed his class in the Ellerslie goal by diving to his right to beat away a […]

First Kicks wraps up for the season

As spring fast approaches, the change of seasons marks the end of winter sports. Last Saturday saw the final round of Pukekohe AFC First Kicks and Fun Football at the Franklin A&P Showgrounds. The programme is run entirely by volunteers who love to see the local children enjoying themselves and learning new football skills. The 2017 season was finished with […]

Thunder and lightning stops play

With a run of defaults and cancellations against them, the U19 Franklin team were eager to get out on the pitch, only to be beaten by the weather! 34 mins into the match the game was abandoned due to lightning and a water-logged pitch. Against a physical and committed Western Springs team, Franklin United made a good start after 15 mins […]

Franklin hits Metro for six

Franklin United returned to Bledisloe Park on Saturday 12 August knowing that only a win against Metro United would keep their Division 1 hopes alive. Metro were sitting one place above on level points. Franklin started the game with the intention of taking it to Metro. Both Cody Rickard and Fifi were effective on the wings for Franklin and Metro […]


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