New Zealand Football (NZF) and Mainland Football are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable football environment for all.

​​​​​​​We recognise our responsibility to lead and encourage safe practices to ensure the welfare and best interests of children and vulnerable adults. 

To support the football system in this commitment we’ve developed the Guidelines for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and the supporting NZF Police Vetting System.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​View our Guidelines for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and our Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy​​​​​​​

If you are an individual (coach or volunteer), or a club looking for more information on the vetting process, take a look below.


Lisa Barnes 
Mainland Football Safeguarding Advisor
+64 27 272 4063