Clubs are the lifeblood of football in the WaiBOP Football region. For most of us, club football is our first and most influential experience of the game we love.

Vibrant and supportive clubs, fuelled by the passion and commitment of volunteers, deliver social and competitive football opportunities for players, coaches and referees of all ages.

For some, that experience at club level is a launch-pad to elite football and for others it is simply a way to keep fit, have fun and belong to a community of like minded people.

WaiBOP Football is working with clubs in a number of ways:


The WaiBOP Football Federation spans across two Regional Sports Trusts – Sport Bay of Plenty and Sport Waikato. With support through the Coach Force, Sports Force and Kiwi Sport programmes, the RST’s help enable WaiBOP Football to deliver football across the region and realise our common goals of achieving healthy lifestyles through sport and recreation. Click on the following links to find out more about Sport Bay of Plenty and Sport Waikato.


Creating and running a sports club can be a hugely rewarding experience and it’s a great way to get involved with your community. Sport NZ is dedicated to getting New Zealanders moving and your club has a big part to play in this. Managing Sport is for those looking to improve the way their sporting organisation works, and find good practice, advice and research in a range of areas. Click here