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Community News - March 2023

Waitemata FC

A vibrant and ambitious club at the heart of our community which allows people to develop in a safe and positive environment through Football, physical activity and social inclusion. Our vision is to be more than just a Football Club. We will strive to make a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our community. Our club values of Enjoyment Respect Integrity Ambition Commitment are an integral and ingrained within our club. 

Open day

Come join us for our open day on Sunday 12th March from 10am-12pm at McLeod Park. There will be fun football games and a FREE sausage sizzle! We've also teamed up with Bike Auckland who will be offering FREE bike safety checks. This is a great opportunity to register for the 2023 season, buy the new Waitemata FC playing kit, ask questions and meet the team. We look forward to seeing you there #wearemata

Muster sessions

Waitemata FC welcomes all new and existing junior and youth players to attend our club Muster Sessions starting on Tuesday 21st March at Rutherford College sports fields. The Muster Sessions give us an opportunity to see who is returning to play, to welcome new players, to meet the coaches, to play some football and find the team that will provide the best experience for our junior and youth players for the season ahead!

  • Tuesday 21st March
  • Thursday 23rd March
  • Tuesday 28th March
  • Thursday 30th March

Junior players in 9-12th grade (born 2011-2014) train from 5pm - 6pm.

Youth players in 13-19th grade (born 2004-2010) train from 6.15pm - 7.15pm. 

Ideally, players will attend all of the Muster Sessions but if not, as many as they can. 

Teams will start training at McLeod Park in early April, once teams have been named. Training day(s)/times will be confirmed by the coach

For more information, visit the club website, follow our social media pages or contact [email protected]

Holi Festival

Waitakere Indian Association, is a local community group that has been serving the wider community over the last 23 years.

After a gap of 2 years, we are holding our annual Holi Mela on Sunday 5 March, from 10am to 4:30pm at Corban Art Estate Centre, Henderson.

This is a free colourful community event and everyone is welcome. There will be food stall, DJ, and eco-friendly colours to purchase.

Please bring a blanket for your car. These are water soluble colours made out of starch. 

Travel: If you plan to take the train, Corban Estate is close to the Henderson Train Station. Public Parking is available at Corbans Hill Carpark, Opanuku Reserve Carpark, Henderson Car Park, or on the grass at the estate on a first come first basis. More info here.


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