New Zealand Football (NZF) and Southern 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.


Stanley Hebden 

Southern Football 
Safeguarding Advisor 
+64 22 308 1809