Blue Rovers becomes the 4th New Zealand Club to Receive Accreditation

28 Mar

The Blue Rovers is the fourth football club in New Zealand to receive the Xero Together Stronger Accreditation.

The Xero Together Stronger - Club Support Programme provides an opportunity for clubs to;

  • increase their governance and operating capability;
  • improve their financial and planning processes;
  • provide safe environments for all members including children and vulnerable adults;
  • understand and connect with their communities with a specific focus on girls and women and diverse communities; and
  • to provide quality football and futsal experiences to their members including players, coaches, referees and volunteers.

Shane Verma, New Zealand Football Community Pathway manager says the programme has the potential to be transformational for our clubs.

“It’s a one-stop shop for clubs to ensure that they are well set up to serve their communities, and in turn empower their communities to get involved in the club,” he says.

“Particularly with our clubs being largely volunteer-driven, the Xero Together Stronger - Club Support Programme supports clubs and ensures that knowledge, systems and processes are not lost as committee membership changes over time.

Jack McGovern, WaiBOP Football’s Federation Development Officer says: "This achievement shows that the club is in a really strong position and should not be underestimated."

The programme helps New Zealand Football to achieve its strategic purpose to enrich lives and connect people through positive experiences to build strong communities.

Xero Together Stronger - Club Support Programme replaces the Quality Club Mark, and is an outcome of Aotearoa United: Legacy Starts Now.