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Amateur Soccer Teams in New Zealand

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New Zealand has seen experienced rampant growth of soccer clubs in the recent past, perhaps for the countless benefits that come with playing soccer. Parents start enrolling their children to these clubs at a tender age and help nurture the football talents in them.

Playing soccer builds self-confidence. It develops one's relationships and camaraderie. The sport promotes critical thinking as well as leadership skills. In the end, the learners’ worldly horizons get expanded. There are very many armature soccer teams in New Zealand. If you are willing to find one for your kids, or better still join one, then you may consider checking on the following.

Marist Football Club

This football club was initially called Marist Fire Football Club. It is a Solomon Islands football club and is based in Honiara. In 2006/2007 the football club became winners of the Solomon Islands National Club Championship. They also qualified for the Oceania Club Championship in 2006 that was held in Auckland, New Zealand. The championship took place in 2006. However, they were eliminated in the opening group stage of this tournament when they lost to AS Pirae of Tahiti, 10-1. They lost another match and won one in the league.

North Wellington Football Club

This is a local football club for boy and girls of between ages 4 to 14 years old. The club serves the community around Johnsonville, Churton Park, Newlands as well as the surrounding suburbs. The club is found between two other football clubs that serve Northern Wellington. These include the Tawa Juniors as well as Onslow Juniors in Khandallah. The club, just as their motor is to provide an environment for children of all abilities to enjoy playing football and also to develop a passion for the sport.

Melville Football Club

This club was established in 1996 when the Melville AFC 1972, and Waikato United 1988 merged. The team currently plays at Gower Park which is home to Melville United and Melville AFC from 1981. Waikato, on the other hand, had been formed following a merger between many local clubs such as Hamilton Technical Old Boys as well as Hamilton AFC.

Huntly Thistle AFC

This football club is an association football club that is found in the town of Huntly in New Zealand, in the northern Waikato region. It takes part in the Waikato league. However, when the club was just starting, they would be the best and strongest team in the Waikato league. This team used to participate in the top flight of the Northern League during the early 70s. Though it has a long history, the club can still be considered an armature soccer team in New Zealand.