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NEW ZEALAND AMERICAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
Leroy Sisnett
AUCKLAND, New Zealand
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  American Football Auckland  
 

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AMERICAN FOOTBALL AUCKLAND

New Regional Sports Body

The new regional sports body in Auckland is formed by the existing clubs in the Northern Region 'American Football Auckland' will stand alone as the sole body for all club organized football in the Auckland region.  The national forum road map is clearly detailed to the tasks that the stakeholders must complete to reach the destination of the New Zealand American Football Association as the governing and national sports body for American Football in NZ.

At the forum the task group 'AFA constitution' is assigned to Auckland members: Bonita Dave, Grant Dalton, Fola Henry, Geoff Hodgman, Eugene Meredith and Shane Meredith.  The members will create the constitution using the current AFW constitution as the template yet ensuring that the stand alone document will meet the needs and identity of the Auckland region.

In September 2008, the AFA constitution is ratified and accepted by all the stakeholders in the Northern region.  The AFA organization is submitted to the companies offices and registered with Incorporated Societies office.  Following process and the newly created constitution the AFA request for nominations to its Executive committee.   

AFA Executive Committee:  AFA Chairperson Bruce Harold, AFA Secretary Shane Meredith, AFA Treasurer - position vacant, AFA National Delegate Lani Ekepati and the AFA club delegates.

Regular meetings are held and attended by all AFA clubs to plan, discuss and decide the 2008 2009 season for the AFA competition.  Recognizing the success of past Auckland competition's it is decided to utilize this template and also bravely implementing new ideas put forward by the AFA clubs.  This includes: assigning five consecutive home games for the Hamilton Hawks, weekly competition games will be assigned to other venues in Manurewa and Northcote to increase the awareness of the sport, increased club involvement with game day management, increased participation by club members to the crew of officials every week and incentives to ensure that clubs and teams are better equipped to meet the demands of a 15 week season.

A new era has begun in Auckland and certainly in New Zealand, the two regional bodies will work closely together to offer a unique yet similar programme that is interchangeable despite the geographical distance between these two regions.

 

 AFA competition for the 2008 2009 season will offer the:

U16 Junior Development Grade

U20 Colts Competition Grade

Premier Men's Competition Grade

to all interested players and clubs in the Auckland region including Hamilton.

 

The AFA clubs and teams for the 2008 2009 season of the AFA competition are:

Hamilton Hawks American Footbal Club - U20 Colts team, Premier Men's team

JC Spartans American Football Club - U20 Colts team

Metro Lions American Football Club - U16 Junior team, U20 Colts team, Premier Men's team

North Harbour Pride American Football Club - U16 Junior team, U20 Colts team, Premier Men's team

North Peninsula Panthers American Football Club - U16 Junior team, U20 Colts team

Papatoetoe Wildats American Football Club - U16 Junior team, Premier Men's team

South Auckland Raiders American Football Club - U16 Junior team, Premier Men's team

Tamaki Lightning American Football Club - U20 Colts team, Premier Men's team

 

The AFA clubs encompass the region from Hamilton, Manurewa, Grey Lynn, Northcote, Te Atatu Peninsula, Papatoetoe, Mangere and Botany Downs.  The AFA game venues will be: Bay Roskill Reserve in Blockhouse Bay, Margaret Griffin Park in Mt Roskill, Mangere Centre Park in Mangere Central, Stan Heather Park in Deanwell, Hamilton and Northcote Rugby Park in Birkenhead. 

The objectives of the new regional body are clearly defined in the AFA constitution and the collective agreement that these stakeholders have indicated is their commitment to the recognition of the NZ American Football Association as the governing body for American Football in NZ.  Letters of support from these AFA clubs signed by their respective Presidents and club leaders were provided to SPARC to support the application for National Sport Organization in NZ.

 The rules based governance of American Football NZ will be replaced by a trust based governance of the NZ American Football Association and the constitution will be amended to reflect the will of the stakeholders.  The NZAFA constitution task group have been working with the deadline of 44 days to acheive the following tasks: create the amendments to the NZAFA constitution to include; new membership of the two regional bodies, new structure of the Executive committee and to complement the constitutions of the existing regions.  A simple yet effective change that will meet the transition process with more comprehensive changes to be adopted within the first year of governance. 



   
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