NZCrossWhites are part of SoccerPlus NZ (Christian Football Ministry). It isn't a prerequisite that a participant needs to profess Christian faith. It is about giving you a football experience in a fantastic environment with an awesome bunch of people.
The Australian National Titles (CFFA) is the annual football tournament held in a different Australian State every year (held in New Zealand in 2011). It is competed by the representative teams from each state (NSW, VIC, TAS, WA, SA, ACT) at under 14 boys, under 16 girls, under 16 boys, under 18 boys, under 23 men, open men & women.
New Zealand has participated since 2007 with winning success by the men (2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2018) and 14th grade boys (2013). We have also been runners up 10 times in various age groups (both men and women). It's a privilege to be a part of this tournament and be hosted by a truly hospitable organisation in Australia.
The Melbourne Friendship Cup is a tournament run by Zane Bowen as part of the Zico Academy in Brazil. Our first participation saw us make it all the way to the final only to lose on penalties after drawing 1-1. It was a fantastic achievement with a awesome group of boys and a top quality management team.
Congratulations to Stafford Dowling for being named Player of the Final by the English Scouts and Kim Beale for being named Best Coach.
Who Are We?
The NZ CrossWhites are the NZ Christian Football Representatives under the banner of SoccerPlus NZ and NZCFM (New Zealand Christian Football Ministries). To be a CrossWhite you don't need to make a profession of faith, but you do need to adhere to the Rules of Play.
In 2019 we are taking 5 teams (under 16 boys, under 16 girls, under 18 boys, women & men) for the Australian National Titles in Brisbane Sept/Oct.
We have 7 trials & 1 camp to give players plenty of chances to prove themselves. To trial for 2020 you need to attend at least 2 trials (camp counts as 2). First trials are elimination but you will be given at least 2 chances.
The teams for 2019 has now been selected and named. However, players we feel certain and display necessary commitment may still be included at a later time.
Every year NZCrossWhites grows in prestige and the talent base keeps improving.