Working with us 

Northern Region Football is New Zealand's largest football Federation, encompassing the Far North, Northland, and Auckland. 

Together with our 72 member Clubs, we provide competitions and opportunities to over 37,800 registered players and thousands of coaches, referees, administrators and volunteers. We run over 16,000 games a season.

We support football/futsal from community levels through to the LOTTO Northern Regional Premier League, which also includes teams from the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

NRF is committed to upholding the mana of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Treaty principles of Partnership, Protection and Participation.

We are starting our bicultural journey to live this commitment and recognise the positive value of diversity, and we welcome job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Federation Development Manager 

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

The purpose of this role is to provide technical support and leadership to NRF’s member clubs. This role will primarily focus on the implementation and best practice delivery of junior and youth development frameworks aligned to NZ Football’s overarching programming.  

Our ideal candidate will have: 

  • At least 5 years’ experience in sport development at all levels, with particular focus on junior, and youth sport 

  • Experience in effectively leading and implementing projects. 

  • Experience in writing and developing learning resources. 

  • Evidence of successfully and positively working with diverse stakeholders including regional sports bodies/clubs, coaches, parents, players, volunteers, etc. 
  • Knowledge of sport development with a strong understanding of the NZ context 
  • An understanding of the New Zealand Football National Curriculum and Whole of Football plan 
  • A thorough knowledge of international trends and research in sport development 


Programmes Officer - Whangarei 

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Responsible for the efficient administration support of competitions and programme  delivery in Northland as well as the hands on growth of girls and women’s programmes in Northland.

Our ideal candidate will have: 

  • Sound technology and computer skills with experience in Excel spreadsheets and systems reporting
  • Experience of working within a community sport environment
  • Knowledge of the Northland football landscape
  • Experience in working on female specific programmes would be highly beneficial but not essential