SOUTH AUCKLAND RANGERS QCM AWARD
Auckland Football Federation announced this week that South Auckland Rangers have become the latest club within the Federation to achieve the New Zealand Football Quality Club accreditation.
By achieving this award South Auckland Rangers have demonstrated both a desire and capability to achieve standards of best practice both on and off the field.
The award was presented to the South Auckland Rangers Executive on the weekend by Auckland Football’s Game Development Manager Angela Wallbank and South Auckland Rangers Football Development Officer Nic Downes
“South Auckland Rangers have well over 500 members and they’ve set a high standard on and off the pitch that culminated this week in their men’s federation team winning the Tom McNab Trophy,” says Wallbank.
Club President, Shiu Singh, was delighted with the landmark achievement.
“South Auckland Rangers started its journey on the QCM pathway at the start of 2015.
“The work that has been done in the background by the committee has set the club up with a strong foundation.
“We’ve increased our club numbers with just over 200 new members this year alone.
“There is a large housing development on the back doorstep of our home at Rongamai Park and we are very confident that South Auckland Rangers is prepared for any potential future growth in our area,” Singh says.
South Auckland Rangers become the 8th club within the AFF region to obtain the Quality Club Mark (QCM) ‘1 star – Developing Club’ accreditation which aims to promote continuous improvement in the way football is delivered as well as supporting clubs as they adopt standards of best practice.
Sport: Three South Auckland football administrators honoured for long service
Three South Auckland football administrators have been honoured for their long and dedicated service.
They are Shiu Singh, Mason Dale and Colin Blunt.
Singh is the president of South Auckland Rangers, the Otara-based club which plays in the AFF/Northern Football Federation's Conference League.
Mason Dale, 51, is the club captain at the Mangere Bridge-based Onehunga Mangere Football Club who are in the Northern Region Football League's second division while Blunt, 90, is a founder of the High School Old Boys Club, a club that's just over 30 strong, play in the AFF 1st division and are based at the Papatoetoe High School.
A fourth administrator, Helen Lynch of the Papakura City Football Club was also acknowledged for her year 19 years at City's McLennan Park headquarters where she is club manager.
Singh, 55, was a member of the Clover Park United Club for five years before the merger with the Otara Rangers in 1989. He also project manager for the building of the $1.8 million Rongomai Sports Centre off Te Irirangi Drive in Flat Bush, a facilities that it shares with the Southern Pride Softball Club.
PhototekOnehunga Mangere Football Club's club captain Mason Dale, started out coaching his sons' junior teams.
"I was quiet surprised when Auckland Football told me that I was to receive this award because the club didn't nominate anyone. I'm honoured by the recognition.
"But I don't do all this work for the recognition. For me it's all about promoting football and provide children with opportunities to play."