Manurewa AFC Juniors Mission Statement & Philosopy

Our Mission Statement:

At Manurewa AFC Junior Football, our mission is to inspire and develop young athletes, both on and off the field, through the beautiful game of football. We are committed to creating a positive and inclusive environment where every child can learn, grow and thrive.

Whether your child chooses to participate for fun in a team with their friends or has a desire to be the next Lionel Messi we have something to offer each of these children.

Our goals are:

  1. Player Development: We are dedicated to nurturing the skills, confidence, and character of our young players. We aim to provide a safe and supportive platform for them to explore their potential and love for the game.

  2. Sportsmanship and Respect: We instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, and teamwork. Our players, coaches, and parents are encouraged to uphold the highest standards of fair play and respect for all, on and off the pitch.

  3. Community and Inclusivity: We believe that football has the power to unite communities. We welcome all players, regardless of their background, experience, or ability. We aim to create a diverse and inclusive football family.

  4. Life Skills: Beyond the game, we strive to equip our young athletes with life skills that will serve them well in the future. Discipline, determination, leadership, and resilience are among the qualities we foster.

  5. Fun and Passion: Football should be a source of joy and passion. We want our players to relish the experience, building a lifelong love for the sport.

Together, we work to create an environment where our players can thrive, explore their potential, and develop into well-rounded individuals. We are dedicated to nurturing their love for football and helping them become responsible, confident, and compassionate citizens.

At Manurewa AFC Junior Football, we are more than a club; we are a community that shares a common love for the game and a commitment to developing the next generation of football stars and community leaders.

Join us on this exciting journey as we kick off the future of football!"

Our Philosophy:

At Manurewa AFC Junior Football, we believe in a holistic approach to junior and youth development. Our philosophy revolves around creating an environment that nurtures each child's unique journey in football. We are guided by the following principles:

  1. Inclusivity: Every child is welcome here, regardless of their skill level, experience, or background. We celebrate diversity and aim to create a football community that reflects the broader world.

  2. Fun and Passion: Football should be an exciting adventure that sparks passion in every player. We encourage an atmosphere where children fall in love with the game, enjoy every moment, and develop a lifelong passion for football.

  3. Player-Centered: We put the needs and aspirations of our young athletes first. Their well-being, growth, and development are at the core of our decisions and actions.

  4. Respect and Fair Play: We instil values of sportsmanship, respect for others, and fair play in our players. We want them to not only excel on the field but also become responsible and respectful individuals off it.

  5. Skill Progression: While we welcome those who wish to play for fun, we also provide a structured and progressive learning path for those with aspirations of becoming the next football star. We believe that developing their skills, knowledge, and understanding of the game can open doors to greater opportunities.

  6. Community and Friendship: Football isn't just about scoring goals; it's also about forming lifelong friendships. We encourage teamwork, collaboration, and the creation of lasting bonds among our players.

  7. Personal Growth: Our goal extends beyond the pitch. We aim to help children grow into well-rounded individuals with life skills such as discipline, determination, leadership, and resilience. We hope they carry these qualities with them throughout their lives.

  8. Parent and Family Engagement: We recognize the vital role that parents and families play in a child's football journey. We encourage open communication and active participation, creating a united support system for our young players.

Together, this philosophy guides us in providing a positive and enriching football experience for every child, allowing them to explore their potential, build character, and enjoy the journey. We are committed to being more than just a football club; we are a community that shares values, embraces diversity, and empowers the next generation of football enthusiasts and future leaders."

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