If Auckland is in Alert Level I or II on Sunday then the ASFA Executive Committee look forward to returning to Parrs Park for this year’s Annual General Meeting.
Manager will be sent out a copy of the 2021 Constitution, which includes all the rules and regulations for the season.
All teams planning to enter the 2021 competition are expected to be represented at this meeting. Please be seated by 12.30.
Please do not attend if you’re sick and please remember to scan the QR code upon arrival.
Anyone interested in joining the Exec working with the ASFA this year is equally welcome to attend.
A celebration of community, diversity and football is returning to West Auckland at Parrs Park on 20 March with the fifth annual Ethkick West tournament.
Registrations are now open for competitive and social competitions for both men and women.Limited spaces are available.
To register email email@example.com
Ethkick is brought to you by Community Waitakere and Sport Waitākere with the support of Waitakere Ethnic Board, Northern Football Federation (Northern Region Football), Oratia United and New Zealand Police. Sponsored by The Trusts and with funding support from Office of Ethnic Communities and Waitākere Ranges Local Board..
Despite the Sunday’s Alert Level Change, the ASFA Board have decided against running the AGM on Sunday 7th, as originally planned. Spend the day with your family, doing something you wont be able to do once the season starts on Sunday May 9th!
A new date for the meeting will be announced as soon as we have confirmed venue availability.
Kia kaha, kia manaaki, kia haumaru
(be strong, be kind, be safe)
If you played last season and are planning to play again this season, could you please let Jo (firstname.lastname@example.org) know asap so that we can start planning the divisional structure.
If you played last season but are not planning to play again this season, could you please let Jo (email@example.com) know asap so that we can start planning the divisional structure.
If you did not play last season but are wanting to register a new team and play this season, could you please let Jo (firstname.lastname@example.org) know asap so that we can start planning the divisional structure.
The 2021 entry form has been sent out to all the contacts from last season, and can also be downloaded below (or from the Teams page of the website).
With our usual venue, the Crowne Plaza, currently being used as a COVID-19 managed isolation facility, the 2021 ASFA Annual General Meeting will be taking place in Albany on the North Shore, in the Harbour Sport Conference room. The date Sunday March 7th. It’ll be a Midday Kick Off and every team wanting to play this year is expected to have a representative in attendance.
The 2021 season is set to kick off on Sunday 9th May, assuming that we are all living in an Alert Level 1 or 2 at the time (let us pray!).
With Deepest Sympathy we acknowledge the passing of one of our own – Greenhithe City striker Alex Isik “Gone too Soon”. The following is reproduced with kind permission from his team mate Lee Philo,
“It is with such sadness that we mourn the loss of a great friend, team-mate, husband and father of two, Alex Isik (46 years). On the evening of Wednesday 16th December 2020, shortly after returning home from a social game of football at Wainoni Park, Greenhithe, Alex suffered a massive heart attack and died.
Alex inspired, motivated and always played to win. His generous financial support of the team was legendary. In 2016, after the first game of the season, and a couple of beers… Alex boisterously floated the idea that if we won the league that year he would pay for the teams’ airfares to Fiji. With that incentive we went on to be unbeaten, Alex winning the Golden Boot, and those that were able ended up at a resort in Fiji!
Alex was passionate about football. A great team player, skilled, with the ability to seemingly pull goals out of the hat at times. In fact, he was due to be awarded the team trophy for 2020 Goal of the Season for an absolute stunner scored at Starling Park, Oratia. Alex was a larger than life character. His love for life was evident in everything he did. His caring, warm, friendly and easy-going nature will be truly missed. In his business life Alex was driven, a calculated risk taker, incredibly successful, a passionate restaurateur and exceptional businessman, setting up 36 cafes and restaurants across the Auckland region in just over 12 years. Taken too early. We’ll miss you mate. “
Only three more sleeps until the 2020 ASFA Finals Day, to be hosted once again at the home of Oratia United, Parrs Park. It’ll be the first ASFA finals day to have ever taken place in October and the forecast is looking good…
At 3pm, the Premiership’s HNK Auckland and Zamantix Rovers will go head-to-head for the 2020 Premier Cup on Parrs Park 1.
At 2.30pm, the 2020 Premier Champions AFC Bohemian Celtic 1 face the 2020 Championship Champions Albany Green Machine in the Premier Plate Final, to be played on the Artificial Turf (Parrs Park 6).
At 2.15pm, Kamarak (League 1) play EZ Eagles (League 2) for in the League Cup on Parrs Park 3.
At 2.00pm, Double Rum Greenhithe (League 1) play Ellerslie Tropics (League 2) in the League Plate on Parrs Park 4.
The Masters Cup Final will kick off at 12.15 on Parrs Park 3. The Korean Tigers will play either Ranui Swanson Masters or West Auckland United (depending upon the outcome of an appeal).
The Masters Plate between Greenhithe City and Zamantix Rovers Old Boys is set to kick-off at 12.00 on Parrs Park 4.
Team photo’s will be taken prior to every game and the season’s prize giving and feast will follow the conclusion of the Premier Cup Final.
Presentations being made to the cup and plate winners and the teams that finished top of their shortened league season (the destination of the League 1 trophy still TBC). Trophies will also be handed out to the manager of the year, the referee of the year, the top goal scorers for each division and the team voted to have won the fair play award.
The Clubhouse bar will be open, and food will be available throughout the day. No other food or alcohol is to be brought onto the premises.
All attendees will be required to sign in using the contact tracing app and anyone feeling unwell should stay at home. We may be at level 1, but we must still be extra cautious, considerate and thankful that we were able to get the fields to make this happen.
11 games played across 2 venues on 1 sunny sunday afternoon, resulted in 264 new photos on the ASFA Facebook page, 64 goals, 4 clean sheets, 2 appeals and 1 game ending as a draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
Both Semi-Finals of the Premier Plate ended up with the same 0-6 scoreline and the semi-finals of the Masters Plate finished 3-6 and 6-3.
The award for the biggest win of the day and the most goals in a game goes to West Auckland Utd, following their 10-0 win over Ranui Swanson Master in the Masters Cup. At the time of writing, however, this result is currently under investigation.
With Auckland now back at Alert Level 1, the ASFA will get to say goodbye to this stop-start-stop-start season with 6 finals being played on 4 fields at Parrs Park, the home of Oratia United. The bar will be open, and food will be available. More information to follow.