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Football Report — Pukekohe AFC 04 August 2018

Match Report Men’s 1sts vs Otahuhu Utd, 2-1 loss. Goal scorer: Michael Smith. Ray White Players of the Day: Andrew Bond and Daniel Colville. Men’s Reserves vs Eastern Suburbs, 3-1 loss. Goal scorer: Nathan Ives

Football report—Franklin United 04 August 2018

Franklin United travelled south to Cambridge last weekend. On a sticky pitch both teams found hard, it was Franklin that took an early lead. Charlie Heather, Franklin’s top goal scorer cut in from the right-hand side and drove a hard low shot into the bottom corner of the net. It was a fierce battle with both teams pressing hard for […]

Franklin United Football Report—21 July 2018

With the weather again playing a part in this weekend’s football our NRFL Teams were moved to Drury to take on Bucklands Beach. It was always going to be a tough match with opponents Bucklands Beach sitting second on the table. And it was two minutes of lack of concentration just before half time that cost Franklin United the game. […]

Franklin United 14th Grade Girls

With the creation of the Franklin United Football Academy this year, a good number of girls trialled, and 14th Grade team was established. Currently sitting in third place on table of the Championship 14 Grade Division 1, the team is doing well for their first season together under the Franklin United club. The team aged from 12-15 years old with […]

Pukekohe AFC— 7 July 2018

Pukekohe AFC Men’s first team’s season continued on Saturday as they welcomed high-flying Western Springs to Bledisloe Park. The game started very evenly with both sides sharing the possession and trying to settle into the game. Pukekohe created a couple of half chances to open the scoring before a smart break away from Western Springs saw their striker brought down […]

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 […]


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