Welcome to Northern United's Exciting Journey into the NZ Masters - Whanganui 2025!

Greetings, fellow football enthusiasts and loyal supporters! The excitement is building as Northern United prepares for yet another thrilling chapter in our journey, set to unfold at the prestigious NZ Masters in Whanganui this February 2025.

Over the past 2-3 instances, Northern United has left its mark by fielding formidable Over 35's teams in this fiercely competitive event. Now, we are thrilled to announce our ambitious goal for the upcoming edition – the participation of Northern United in not one, but three categories! Brace yourselves as we showcase our prowess in the Over 35's Men's, Over 45's Men's, and Women's teams.

The NZ Masters in Whanganui is an extraordinary event spanning three intense days of football. Against the backdrop of scenic Whanganui, teams from across the North Island unite to compete in the true spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship.


  • Football 11-aside: Prepare for a spectacle of skill and teamwork as our dedicated players grace the field for 11-a-side football, providing an enthralling experience for players and spectators alike.

  • Men’s Categories:

    • 35+ Social: Witness the dynamic blend of experience and passion as our Over 35's Men's team takes on competitors with similar abilities.
    • 45+ Social: Embrace the camaraderie as our seasoned players compete in the Over 45's Men's category, showcasing enduring love for the beautiful game.

  • Women's Categories:

    • 27+ Social: Cheer on our talented Women's team as they bring flair and finesse to the field in the Over 27's Social category, proving that age is no barrier to the love of football.

But that's not all! We are thrilled to announce that our resident Masters event planner, Mike Bockett, will once again lead the charge in ensuring this event runs smoothly. To make this journey a reality, we need your support and commitment.

What we need from you:

  • Register your interest: If you are eager to join us in Whanganui, kindly register your interest. We need to gauge numbers to kickstart the planning process, including accommodation and transportation options.

  • Conveyance and Accommodation: Depending on everyone's budget and needs, our plan is to either convoy in cars or mini-buses. In the past, we've successfully convoyed in several cars, securing three nights' accommodation, entry fees, and a few drinks, all for around $500 per person. Meals are not included, but we can explore adding this to the budget based on preferences – whether you prefer local delicacies or a relaxing BBQ.

  • Days away: The games are played on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Our aim to go down on Thursday and return sunday. So check in with your annual leave entitlements.

Join us on this exciting journey as we aim to make a lasting impact at the NZ Masters in Whanganui 2025. Three days of intense competition, camaraderie, and the sheer joy of playing the sport we all love await us. Let's make this an unforgettable experience together!

Stay tuned for updates, and let the countdown to Whanganui 2025 begin!