NZF Programme Accredited Clubs​​​​​​​

NZF Quality Club Mark

The New Zealand Football Quality Club Mark (QCM) club accreditation programme is designed to identify, support and highlight football clubs in New Zealand who are well run, community-focused organisations aligned to the New Zealand Football Whole of Football Plan.

QCM is good practice for club and community and is recommended for all football clubs in New Zealand.

There are two levels of achievement in the Quality Club Mark;

1 Star – Good practice club
​​​​​​​2 Star – Great practice club


Quality Club Mark assesses factors on and off the field across the following criteria:

  • Club Administration and Leadership
  • Planning and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Volunteers
  • Referee Development
  • Player Development
  • Fit4Football and Coach Development
  • Community Engagement and Football For All

NRF Clubs accredited with NZF Quality Club Mark for 2021 are:

1 Star:

  • East Coast Bays AFC
  • Ellerslie AFC
  • Papatoetoe Utd FC
  • Pukekohe AFC
  • Auckland United FC

Clubs with Accredited Skills Centre Progammes

The New Zealand Football Skills Centres provide an aligned, co-ordinated approach to junior footballers, aged 9-12 years, wishing to access another high quality, enjoyable football experience that enhances skill development.

The programme has three objectives:

  • Support player development for players aged 9-12
  • Provide clear practice guidelines for coaches of players aged 9-12
  • Deliver a high-quality football experience

NZF Skills Centres are designed to be available to all junior players who wish to play more football and further develop their ability. Based at a registered Whole of Football Club, NZF Skills Centres offer additional sessions within a familiar club environment with a focus on appropriate challenge, enjoyment and player development.  

NZF Talent Development Progamme (Youth)

The New Zealand Football Talent Development Programme provides an aligned, co-ordinated approach to the development of high potential youth footballers, aged 13-19 years – both boys and girls. Its main aim is to provide a challenging, structured programme for players, in an enjoyable environment that maximises player development.

The programme has three objectives:

  • Produce better players in NZ by increasing the number and quality of training sessions for players 13-19 years old
  • Provide clear training guidelines based on NZ environment for youth footballers wanting to be the best they can be
  • Create a clear aspirational pathway for youth footballers in NZ

Accreditation in Talent Development Programme and Skills Centre delivery ensures clubs cannot be relegated from competitions linked to the TDP programme – ensuring a player development focus rather than outcomes and results focus.

NRF Clubs accredited in NZF Talent Development Programme delivery for 2022 are:

  • Auckland City - Mixed
  • Auckland United – Mixed & Girls
  • East Coast Bays - Mixed
  • Eastern Suburbs – Mixed & Girls
  • Fencibles AFC - Mixed
  • Northern Rovers – Mixed & Girls
  • Northland FC - Mixed
  • Western Springs FC – Mixed & Girls