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Waitakere United & WSAFC Partnership

Western Springs AFC (WSAFC) is very pleased to announce that we will be joining forces with Waitakere United Inc to compete as one joint team in the NZF 2019 National Youth League.

This exciting partnership between Waitakere United Inc and WSAFC will help provide a pathway for our most promising youth players (U19). It will enable them to experience the highest level of competition for their age group within New Zealand’s premier youth competition. Players will also have the privilege to be coached at the highest level by our very own Chris Zoricich.

This is not only an exciting opportunity for our youth players but for the Club as a whole. While the youth team will be called Waitakere United and play in the Waitakere United colours, WSAFC will be home grounds to the team for both training and competition matches.

Further benefits may accrue with opportunities for youth team players being exposed to the 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership, bringing more quality football and opportunities to WSAFC players and members.

The National Youth League 

The 2019 National Youth League (NYL) is the premier competition for male youth football players (born after 1 January 2000 – U19) in New Zealand. It was founded in 2003 and is a league competition for the youth teams of the ten Premier Clubs in New Zealand Footballs ‘ISPS Handa Premiership’. The ten clubs are as follows:

  • Auckland City
  • Canterbury United
  • Eastern Suburbs
  • Hamilton Wanderers
  • Hawke’s Bay United
  • Southern United
  • Tasman United
  • Team Wellington
  • Waitakere United
  • Wellington Phoenix

The 2019 competition of the NYL consists of 9 Rounds to be played from October  – December 2019. More information on the league will be available on: in the near future.

On behalf of WSAFC Executive team we would also like to pass on our thanks to the Executive Board of Waitakere United for the partnership opportunity provided.

We look forward to watching our youth players competing against the best in the country and hope you will come down to support them.


Warwick Hooper

Stephen Williamson
Waitakere United