About Mainland Football

Mainland Football

Mainland Football is the trading name for No 6 District Federation of New Zealand Football (NZF).  It is an incorporated society and is the regional governing body for football in Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and the West Coast.

It is a membership organisation, made up of approximately 20,000 individual members who belong to Mainland Football through their associated football club and school of which there are 51 throughout the region plus memberships through recreational programmes of which Futsal is the biggest.

Mainland Football is governed by an elected Board headed by a Chairman. There is one Deputy Chairman and six Directors.  Each person is elected for a two-year term at the Annual General Meeting and club delegates vote, with each club having one vote.

Mainland’s activities and structure is governed by a Constitution which sets out the powers and accountabilities of all committees.  Mainland Football is managed by a CEO.

‘The Districts’ refer to Nelson, Marlborough and Westcoast who have separate Boards or District Management Groups that govern their activities. Nelson and Marlborough each have a General Manager.