Capital Football (New Zealand)

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Capital Football
Capital Football Logo.jpg
HeadquartersHome of Football, Memorial Park, Wellington
FIFA affiliationNew Zealand Football
Chief ExecutiveRichard Reid
Websiteofficial website

Capital Football is one of seven federations of New Zealand Football, representing the wider Wellington Region, including Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Horowhenua-Kapiti.


Capital Football was first formed as Wellington Football Association (WFA) on 12 March 1890. In 1984 they changed their name to Wellington Soccer Association (WSA). During May 1999 New Zealand Soccer set up the seven Federations when previously there was 23 District Associations, WSA looked after Federation Five and then incorporated and renamed as Capital Soccer on 29 November 2000.[1] When New Zealand Soccer changed their name to New Zealand Football, the federations followed suit and Capital Soccer became Capital Football in 2007.[2]

While New Zealand Football is the governing body, unlike other sports in New Zealand, the funding model for football means each seven regional federations look after football in their area themselves, only following New Zealand Football's plan as they see fit. For the local federations, the clubs fund the federation with the rest of the money coming from Sport New Zealand funding and about three per cent from New Zealand Football.[3]

Board Members[edit]

As of 2018.[4]

  • Paul Houliston (Board Chair)
  • Dave Trueman (Deputy Chair)
  • Mike Moore
  • Helen Mallon
  • Jess Fraser
  • Chris James
  • Mike Hornsby
  • Craig Deadman


Note: Central League can include teams from the Central Federation and is a lower North Island competition managed by Capital Football.

Affiliated clubs[edit]

As of 2017.[5]

Hutt Valley
Eastbourne AFC
Lower Hutt City AFC
Naenae Soccer Club
Petone FC
Stokes Valley FC
Stop Out Sports Club
Upper Hutt City FC
Wainuiomata AFC
Kapiti Coast United
Levin AFC
Otaki AFC
Paekakariki Sports Club
Waikanae AFC
Manakau United FC
Carterton AFC
Douglas Villa AFC
Featherston AFC
Greytown FC
Masterton AFC
Wairarapa United
Martinborough AFC
Brooklyn Northern United
Island Bay United AFC
Marist AFC
Miramar Rangers AFC
North Wellington AFC
Wellington Olympic AFC
Onslow Junior FC
Seatoun AFC
Victoria University
Waterside Karori AFC
Wellington United AFC
Wellington College
Pukerua Bay Soccer Club
Tawa AFC
Western Suburbs FC

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wellington Soccer Association History". Sports TG. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Soccer gets the boot". The Press. 10 May 2017. p. D11. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  3. ^ Hyslop, Liam. "Football Development Project: Capital Football's plan to provide clarity to the Wellington youth space". Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Contact Us". Capital Football. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Club Directory". Capital Football. Retrieved 25 October 2017.

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