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Franklin United

Local New Zealand Futsal White signs for hometown club

2020-08-18T14:05:05+12:0018 August 2020|

Stephen Ashby-Peckham has returned to his roots joining Franklin United. Having started his footballing journey as a 5 year old at Drury United, he then headed to Pukekohe AFC at the age of 12 where he stayed for a following 7 years. The 25 year old Ararimu resident played representative football for Auckland at Under [...]

National League player Matt Chant signs for Franklin United

2020-08-18T14:01:55+12:0018 August 2020|

Having started his footballing education as a 5 year old at Donhead United Football Club, Chant then had stints for Shaftesbury Town, Gillingham Town and Wincanton Town before being spotted by former Football League team Yeovil Town.  Following moves to Bradford Town, Laverstock and Downton, Chant was offered the chance to head to his hometown [...]

Play suspended at Level 3

2020-08-13T18:27:59+12:0013 August 2020|

Northern Regional Football have this afternoon confirmed immediate suspension to football matches and training in-line with Level 3 guidelines. All Franklin United training and club facilities are now closed. "Further to our communication of yesterday evening and the Prime Minister’s Press Conference held at 1pm on Thursday, Auckland remains at COVID-19 Alert Level 3 and organised sports [...]

Celebrating Waiuku volunteer Melissa Tauroa

2020-06-25T15:46:01+12:0025 June 2020|

For Waiuku AFC volunteer, Melissa Tauroa, her involvement in football began when her son started play as a 5 year-old, where he took up the roll of ‘that kid’ – following behind the pack of kids with the ball. Three of her four children are playing this season and her favourite club without a doubt [...]

England, a Young Footballers Land of Opportunity

2020-05-26T09:21:04+12:0025 May 2020|

Playing football overseas is a dream for every young footballer. In late 2019, Pavan Khun Khun was fortunate to see what football and life were like in England.  The chance to encounter the culture, lifestyle and passion that is football in the United Kingdom was a dream experience. And this Franklin United player boarded the [...]

Spotlight on Aeron Singh

2020-05-04T11:12:16+12:004 May 2020|

Foundation member Aeron Singh signs on for another season having already had 56 appearances in Franklin United colours and the Weymouth resident is looking forward to adding to that in 2020. He has won the National Secondary Schools title a couple of times, whilst also representing Fiji at age-group level. In 2005, Singh moved to [...]

The journey from Pukekohe to Wuppertaler SV

2020-04-29T15:50:13+12:0029 April 2020|

A journey of determination, hard work and the nature of politics in football – Matthew Lieshout shared his work of craft with our Academy players. March 17th  2019, the academy players gathered inside Drury United club rooms, darkened to highlight the 6-minute clip [watch it here] of Matthew’s senior year at University. A familiar figure appeared first [...]

Spotlight on Shane Thomas

2020-04-23T19:56:18+12:0023 April 2020|

Waiuku Director of Football, Shane Thomas, joins Franklin United’s junior coaching staff and is eager to learn and share ideas across the board. Currently at Waiuku’s Academy Player Development Program which caters for 8th through to 13th grade & also at FUYA with the 10th, 11th & 12th grades. Passionate about learning, he has worked hard [...]