What is the Fund for?

The Scorching Goal Football Fund was established to build a sustainable long-term football fund that supports thousands of Federation players for many years to come and to enable more children and youth to participate in football through reducing financial barriers.

Who can apply?

Anyone can apply on behalf of a child aged between 5 and 18 years old at the time of applying who meets the criteria as set out on the application.

How do we apply?

Download a Scorching Goal Application Form CLICK HERE 

Forms can be posted to:
Scorching Goal Football Fund
C/-Mainland Football
PO Box 21122
Christchurch 8140
or scanned and emailed to

When can we apply?

The application due dates for 2024 are:

1 March 2024
1 April 2024
1 June 2024
1 August 2024
1 November 2024

What can we apply for?

Club fees, club uniforms and gear, Tournament/Festival Fees OR Federation/National Programmes for football or futsal.

If accepted how much will we receive?

The maximum amount that can be applied for is no more than 50% of the total cost, with the maximum amount for each category being:

$100 for Club Fees
$80 for Club Uniforms and Gear
$250 for Tournament/Festival Fees OR Federation/National programmes for football or futsal

Is there anything I can do to assist with the application process?

Each application must be supported by the Club/Organiser Chairperson or Treasurer and include a copy of the supporting evidence (e.g. quote, invoice) for the requested amount.

What is the background to the Fund?

The 2010/11 Christchurch earthquakes and the subsequent impact on people’s lives were the catalysts for Mainland Football to initiate a New Zealand wide football fundraising effort.

On behalf of Mainland Football, New Zealand Football (NZF) initiated an earthquake appeal which initially raised over $67,000, with initial donations being received from Japan Football Association, Oceania Football Confederation, NZF and Central Football Federation.  Several other NZ football organisations and individuals also made invaluable contributions to the appeal and as a result the Scorching Goal Football Fund was established in 2012. 

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