Occasionally, changes to individual matches are made Friday night or over the weekend if conditions change or grounds are closed. If this happens, we'll contact clubs directly
Please check your fixture on our website for changes. If it's changed to another ground, postponed, cancelled or defaulted, it will say so on your game
Game day blanket cancellations
We aim to publish game day blanket cancellation notifications by 8am on game days.
Blanket cancellations on game day mornings will be posted to NRF homepage, Facebook and Twitter until the fixtures can be updated
If you're unsure if your game will go ahead, check there first
Notices apply to Auckland competitions only unless specified. Northland competitions have their own cancellation processes outlined below.
If it's wet, double check fixtures before travelling for last minute changes.
For in-house junior First Kicks or Fun Football updates, check your club's social media or with your club coordinator.
Blanket cancellations mean all games in a competition are cancelled that day
If you turn up to a game and the field is unsuitable for play (ie. very muddy or under water) or unsafe (ie. a hail storm, lightning) please discuss with the opposition and make a decision as to whether to play on
Frequently Asked Questions
It's sunny, why are you cancelling games?
Grounds can be closed by Council or clubs in wet weather
Cancellation decisions take into account underfoot conditions
If a field is sodden, playing a match risks taking it out of action for weeks, for the sake of a day's play. Our goal is to play as much football as possible through the whole season
What about Northland competitions?
Northland has separate procedures for blanket cancellations of football in Northland to Auckland competitions
Northland clubs will be contacted directly
If you've not heard anything, assume games are still on. If you're not sure, contact your club to clarify
The Council’s website says the ground is closed, but our game is still on according to your website – which one is correct?
Please disregard Council website information for NRF competitions
Councils hand the grounds over to us on a Friday with any necessary restrictions and we adjust the draws accordingly
My game is still on according to the website, is this correct?