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Complete the order form and return it to before the 18th June - all Pies will be ready to collect before the school holidays. A great way to support the club!

Come and challenge yourself and keep football fit in our technical circuit sessions. 


This is an opportunity for players to develop their technical ability in a fun way.  



4th NOV - 16th DEC


7/8 years 4-4.30pm - $25 

9/10 years 4.45-5.30pm - $30

11/12 years 5.45-6.30pm - $30

13-17 years 6.45-7.30pm - $30


Space is limited - Book now!


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Nomads United and Mainland Football are pleased to announce the launch of the Canterbury United Membership card for all 2019 players to provide benefits back to our members for the support that they are giving via membership fees.

As part of each player’s membership fees a portion is returned to New Zealand Football, Mainland Football and Canterbury United as levies and affiliation fees.  In 2019 the Canterbury United fees paid by Nomads United increased on average by 121% per player.  Unfortunately we were not aware of this increase when we set our 2019 membership fees.  The club has had no choice but to absorb this cost for this year, however in 2020 our membership fees will be adjusted accordingly.

Canterbury Clubs and Members have always supported Canterbury United to help deliver the National League Football to the city. This ongoing support through the clubs is critical for Mainland to deliver our Men’s and Women’s programs along with Men’s and Women’s Futsal teams.

Each Nomads United player and other Canterbury club members will receive a ‘Canterbury Club Membership’ card that will entitle them to some of the following benefits:

  • Discounted fuel offer with RD Petroleum

  • 10% Discount for All Online Purchases at Ultra Football

  • Free Entry to all Canterbury United home games featuring the Dragons and Pride

  • Discounted bike services at Papanui Cycles

  • MTF Finance offer

  • Hanmer Springs exclusive member deals

For more details and other offers please click here or visit

National Volunteer Week celebrates the collective contribution of the 1.2 million volunteers who enrich Aotearoa New Zealand. 

National Volunteer Week 2019 runs from June 16-22.

This year’s theme is “Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together”. 

How do I get my Canterbury United Membership Card?

All First Kicks and Fun Football players will be able to collect their card on 22nd June 2019 at their games.

All Junior and Youth players (9th to 19th Grade) will receive their card from their coaches.

Details will be sent to coaches for collection next week.

All Senior players will need to collect their card for the bar upstairs at the Clubrooms when open on Saturdays between the hours of 2:30pm and 6pm.



This is a FREE 3-4 hour course taking a basic view of the LOTG. This course is suitable for those who want to become Community Referees, or just want to gain a better knowledge of the Laws of the Game.  This also includes a test at the end of the course.


​​​​​​​Course 3: Thursday 16 May, 6:00pm-10:00pm, English Park Function Room


Course 4: Thursday 20 June, 6:00pm-10:00pm, English Park Function Room


​​​​​​​FREE OF CHARGE, CLICK HERE to register.


Our thoughts are with those families affected by today's tragic events.


We hope our Nomads family, the Christchurch community and their families and friends are safe.


Take care, Nomads United AFC


Coaches are welcome to come along to our Clubrooms at Tulett Park for a Coach Information Evening prior to collecting their gear for the 2019 season. 

This will be run by our Football Development Officers who are there to support our volunteer coaches.


9th - 19th Grade Coaches

Tuesday 5th March 7:00-8:00pm

Monday 11th March 7:00-8:00pm

Tuesday 19th March 7:00-8:00pm

First Kicks and Fun Football Coaches

Monday 25th March 7:00-8:00pm

Tuesday 26th March 7:00-8:00pm

Club Licencing 2019

The Committee of Nomads United AFC are pleased to announce that the club has once again been awarded a 'C' and 'Y' Licence for the 2019 season.

A 'C' Licence means that we meet the fundamental items and procedures that New Zealand Football and Mainland Football require us to hold.  This includes criteria such as Infrastructure, Sporting Criteria, General Club Requirements and Financial Requirements.

A Regional Youth League Club Licence 'Y' Licence allows Nomads to be a New Zealand Football accredited provider of Talent Development programmes. 

These programmes provides players with a professional environment to train and develop their football with our professional and NZF 'B' and 'C' Licence accredited coaches.


Nomads United AFC are currently seeking expressions of interest and applications for an MPL Reserves Team Coach and Manager for the 2019 season.

Please click here to view. 

Email your completed form and other relevant information to by 5.00pm 12th November 2018.

Fernando Lambert - Nomads United AFC Technical Director

Fernando and Jodi Gauci - Treasurer, Nomads United AFC 

Nomads United AFC are very excited to welcome International Licenced Brazilian Coach, Fernando Lambert to the Club as their Technical Director from October this year. 


Fernando’s position will see him continue to increase the quality of our Talent Centre Program and further develop our community pathway for all members. 

Having held positions with acclaimed clubs like Corinthians, Gremio, Sao Paulo (in Brazil), WSW, Sydney FC (in Australia) and SoCal in USA, Nomads United AFC could not be happier to have Fernando as part of their team and are really looking forward to having him share his skills and love of football with our members.  

Lambert earned his football qualifications in Brazil, Australia, the United States and has recently done his T1 TOVO Barcelona Certificate.  He is also a Cognitive Football Instructor.  Prior to coming to Nomads he has been involved with another Club in Christchurch developing football plans and training curriculums as a Head Coach and delivering Pre-and Academy programs.

“I am looking forward to working in one of the biggest club in the South Island, and together with their amazing coaching staff and committee are looking forward to great things”, said Fernando.  “The club’s philosophy of ‘quality and affordable football for all’ really matches what I believe about football.  In Brazil, the best players cannot afford to pay to train and play and it’s is a huge loss to the sport.   In New Zealand we need to be developing talents  that will help to increase the level of football in New Zealand”.


“I would like to thank Nomads United AFC for all their support and I am looking forward to preparing for the 2019 season and hope to provide the best coaching possible on and off the field”. – Fernando Lambert

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All trials for South Island Tournament teams will be held at Tulett Park, rain or shine.

To be considered for the South Island tournament team players must attend the trial. 

For tournament dates and locations, please see our Tournaments Tab under Junior and Youth.

Sunday 12 August

12pm: 10th Grade Boys (players born 2008) max squad 10

1.30pm 11th Grade Boys (players born 2007) max squad 13

3pm: 12th Grade Boys (players born 2006) max squad 13

4.15pm: 15/16th Grade Boys (players born 2003/2002) max squad 16

Sunday 19 August

3pm: 17th Grade Girls (players born 2001-2003) max squad 16

Sunday 26 August

12pm: 10th Grade Girls (players born 2008) max squad 10

1pm: 14th Grade Girls (players born 2004) max squad 16

2pm: 12th Grade Girls (players born 2006) max squad 13

13th and 14th Grade Boys teams will be entered as part of our Talent Centre Programme.  If spaces become available, a trial may be held and eligible players contacted.



Please nominate your favourite Nomads United Coach for McDonalds Junior Coach of the Year!!!



Please click the link below to view your fun team photos :)



Please see below the July School Holiday Session Times.

Register and pay for these on our online shop.  Book now, spaces are very limited!

Hellers Bacon Fundraiser 2018

Bacon is back! 


Order through us and not only support your local football club, also get great bacon at a great price!

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Click image below for FREE coaching courses for Nomads members and coaches

Introducing our newest Sponsor Accuro Health


Even healthy kids get sick-

A child’s Hernia repair can cost up to $7,500

(Source: average prices based on Accuro claims made in 2016)   


Accuro Health are pleased to introduce the new Accuro Kid Smart cover. Unlike most health insurance, Kid Smart provides private health cover, without the child being attached to an adult’s policy.


For as little as $24 a month, you can have the reassurance that your child can avoid long public wait times for treatment by going private.

Please check out the attached brochure for more information, but below is an overview of some of the benefits.

  • General surgery up to $500,000

  • Free cover and no underwriting for babies up to six months’ old

  • Cover for all your children but pay for no more than two

  • Children who sign up before 16 are covered until they are 25

  • Exercise based activity contribution of $150 for school, club, swimming or dance lessons

  • Parents, Grandparents or guardians can gift to their children, grandchildren

Contact Steve today on 021 227 3140 and get your first month FREE - mention NOMADS to take advantage of this great offer!


The Scorching Goal Football Fund has been established to assist children and youth attending primary or secondary school, aged between 5 years and 18 years who are from financially disadvantaged families or backgrounds, and where finance is a barrier to participation, either at club level, across development programmes or at representative level.

This is not a fund established to specifically support talented players but is rather about providing children and youth with the opportunity to continue to participate in football.

Each year Mainland Football will endeavour to run a specific fundraiser and will continue to seek other donations to ensure it does not exhaust its start-up fund equity.

We understand;

  • That football talent exists across our Federation and we want to ensure opportunities are provided to players who otherwise may miss out.

  • The need for kids to “fall in love” with football and not to be denied opportunities to do so through no fault of their own.

  • The health and well-being advantages of having thousands of healthy active football kids.                                 

 The opportunities provided through direct funding may assist with the following;

  • Club fees

  • Club uniforms or players gear

  • Representative Tournament Fees incl. Futsal or South Island or National Age Group Tournaments

  • Federation Talent Centre or National Talent Centre fees


  1. To enable more children and youth to participate in football through reducing financial barriers.

  2. To build a sustainable long-term football fund that supports thousands of Federations players for many years to come.

To download a Scorching Goal Application Form CLICK HERE 

To download the Scorching Goal Brochure CLICK HERE 

The criteria for a Scorching Goal Football Fund Grant includes the following:

  1. Children and youth must be aged between 5 and 18 years old at the time of application. The applicant’s immediate parents/caregiver are unable to support the applicant by meeting necessary related costs to enable participation in football activity.

  2. The applicant must attend be attending primary or secondary education and must be registered or intending to register at an affiliated Mainland Football club.

  3. The completed application is genuinely in aid of assisting participation in football which would not otherwise take place.

  4. Given the number of applications received, it is advisable that, applications submitted which provide evidence of financial hardship will stand a greater chance of being accepted. This may be by way of supporting documentation.

Applicants may apply for assistance for the following;

  • Football club fees for grades min football and higher and either

  • Club uniforms or players gear; or

  • Representative tournament fees; or

  • Federation Talent centre/programme fees; or

  • Futsal Nationals: ASB Junior Festival and Youth Champs only

Applications for Club fees will be considered separately from Club gear, Tournament or Programme applications although you may apply on the same form, at the same time.

Applicants may apply for assistance with one of the following; Club gear OR Federation programmes (eg FTC) OR Tournament fees OR Futsal Nationals in any one calendar year.

For more information please see