About Us . . .

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  • With the aid of the former Ngaruawahia Borough Council and latterly the Waikato District Council we have developed what we consider the best footballing surface in the Waikato.
  • Our October 50th Jubilee commemorated a wide range of people and events that have enhanced the township of Ngaruawahia. We have supported and hosted players on Centennial Park from a variety of cities, countries and nationalities.
  • To that end we have hosted, for several years, representative teams from Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland when they came to play Waikato in the Summer League.
  • Ngaruawahia has been involved in the preparation of international teams qualifying for the 2015 U-20 world cup and our club has had full games against the Solomon Islands and Samoa. During the World Cup being hosted in NZ Centennial Park was the chosen practice venue for the Panama team, approved by FIFA, the International Football Assn.
  • Players from 11 different countries have come at their own expense over the years to experience football and our local culture, taking home with them a love of our country’s culture and a desire to maintain contact with us and possibly revisit. These players, each of high footballing skill, came from Chile, Argentina, Somalia, England, Scotland, Spain, India, Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands, Italy and South Africa.
  • One of our coaches went on to become the Australian Womens National Coach.
  • We have provided football for over 2,300 people since 1968 and a number have gone on to represent Waikato, Auckland, Christchurch and New Zealand. One such player represented New Zealand as a media officer for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
  • 1998 was the year that Ngaruawahia appeared almost daily in the national newspapers as our club progressed to the semi-finals of the nation-wide Chatham Cup in Dunedin. One article appeared as a two-page spread on August 2nd in the Sunday News entitled “There’s only one Ngaruawahia”.
  • In 1999, out of all sports codes across the Waikato, Ngaruawahia United received both the Service to Sport and the Team of the Year awards. The Team of the Year award was again awarded to us in 2006.
  • Our web site of over 2,200 pages and 74,000 match photos, has followers scattered across the globe, and those following of our Facebook page are able to keep up with local events.
  • This history, and much more, will be contained in our 578-page 50th Anniversary Book, has been published following our Jubilee in October 2018.