In 2000, New Zealand Football introduced a structure into the game that aimed to deliver more value to its stakeholders.
The 23 separate District Associations were incorporated into seven Federations.
Soccer2, as it was known then, became one of those seven Federations, merging the Counties Manukau and Auckland Football Associations.
The Soccer2 Federation, re-branded to the Auckland Football Federation in late 2007, covers the Auckland region from Franklin in the south to the Harbour Bridge and Green Bay in the north and east.
The Auckland Football Federation is responsible for local growth and developing the game in their region through improving systems, enhancing communication with members, and being more accountable to football being developed rather than purely administered.
Federations have combined coaching, refereeing, playing and administrating functions, across all ages, grades, divisions; competitive and social, clubs and schools. They are also responsible for constructing their own infrastructure, funding their activities and developing their own visions and plans to grow the sport within their own geographical boundaries and communities.
Federations have their own boards and action groups and are ultimately accountable to the grassroots of the game.
Click here for the New Zealand Football Federations map.
Auckland Junior Football Association
Kevin Clark, Harry Dods, Arthur Egan, Robin Kay, Bob King, Russell Phair, Max Zussner
Auckland Football Association
John Arnold, Bob Bovelander, Charlie Dempsey CBE, Harry Dods, Arthur Egan, R (Bob) Higgs, Allan McLarin, Don Mills JP, Ken Sargent
Auckland Women's Football Association
Barbara Cox MBE, Marge Twiname, Carol Waller
Auckland Referees' Association
Alan Boniface, Les Coffman QSM, Ralph de Raat, Ron Gray, Sam Moore
Counties Manukau Soccer
Jim Church, Bill Fidler, Verney Goodger, Joan Hefner, Alex Ogilvy, Ian Paton, Les Rowlings
Counties Manukau Referees' Association