2017 Tournament Wrap up

Congratulations to Eastern Suburbs and Birkenhead United Association Football Club for winning the girls and boys competitions respectively at the 2016 ACFC U-17 Youth Tournament


Another spectacular U17 Football tournament completed which many of you told us was the best one yet.

Congratulations to Birkenhead United AFC for winning the men’s championship for another year, and Forrest Hill Milford AFC for taking the women’s championships.

Congratulations also to all of the other prize winners, and indeed to all the participating teams and players for contributing to an outstanding competition and awesome atmosphere.

We are always thrilled to get your feedback and we have been especially thrilled with the volume of positive comments and ideas received this year.

For the 2017 tournament we put a lot of effort into making the experience even better, including with the fabulous addition of Fit4Football, the tournament App and live coverage of the finals. Thanks to NZ Football, The Sports Agency and SKY-TV for your assistance with those initiatives.

The icing on the cake was a surprise visit by FIFA’s Confederations Cup ambassador Gilberto Silva, to assist us with the prize giving.

Planning for the 2018 tournament is now well underway, and we look forward to rolling out some more surprises next year.

2018 Tournament dates will be announced shortly and we look forward to receiving your registrations of interest soon afterwards.

Thank you again for making 2017 such a success.


Youth Football Development Trust