A not very auspicious start to the season, going down 0-4 to a fitter, faster, younger and more skillful Eastern City.
The Ngaruawahia United AFC committee and Life members, regretfully inform you of the decision to withdraw from Division two of the Northern Regional Football League.
Our club has been a part of this competition for over 40 years and this was an incredibly difficult decision.
Unfortunately due to the inability to attract a sufficient number of talented players and coaching staff, we are unable to field the required number of teams to compete at this level.
This does not mean the end of our Club. We have the best Football facilities in the Waikato District. We will focus on developing our juniors and improving our facilities, whilst looking to attract Coaches and players who possess the drive, attitude and ability to return to Northern League Football.
Our Senior Men’s and Ladies teams will play within the Waikato Leagues for the 2017 season.
The Auckland and Waikato Bay of Plenty Football Federations have been advised.
Ngaruawahia United AFC is urgently reviewing its Northern League status.
Current and Past players and members are invited to attend an Urgent meeting at 6.30pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 at the Club, to decide whether or not to remain in the NRFL. This is a result of reducing player, administrator and supporter interest.
After a very long involvement in the Northern League it would be a shame for the Club and Waikato football to give up its place in this competition.
We urge all those involved with the club to contribute to the discussion on the Club’s immediate future.
Please note this will not affect our Junior Club, or our Senior Men’s and Women’s Social teams.