Date Posted
12th Nov 2020

Amalgamation News.

Dear Members.

The executive committees of your clubs are delighted to confirm that, after the AGM (Waitakere)
and SGM (Norwest) in the week of November 3 rd , it was unanimously agreed that the two clubs
should proceed with amalgamation and the creation of a new club, West Coast Rangers F.C.
This is a pivotal moment in the long history of two proud clubs, and lays the foundations for a strong
and sustainable future for Football in the West and North of Auckland for years to come.
Taking this bold step is all about creating pathways for the development of every player at our Club,
from aspiring Prems and Senior players right down to first kicks and those of us who want a fun and
competitive social game played with good friends in a club that is a key part of their community.
Coming together will enable us to progress toward obtaining a Y license, and attract and retain the
players needed to be competitive in women’s, men’s and youth football at all levels.
A strong club with a significant member base can generate the income and attract the grants and
other funding needed to invest in coaching and facilities so that we are able to provide a first class
experience from Academy level to Prems Grade. Our area is growing fast, and we intend to take
advantage so that we can become the number one club in the city.
We have worked hand in glove with Northern Region Football throughout this process. The creation
of your new club will be formally discussed - and we expect approved - by Northern Region Football
at their meeting on November 30 th , and thereafter we can begin the process of setting things up in
plenty of time for the 2021 season.
We appreciate things have been moving quickly and that you may still have questions. Please get in
touch with Lloyd, Thom or any of the board members or club staff if you do – we are all on this
journey together and can help you understand what it means in your situation.
There are also many exciting developments that we are working on behind the scenes which will
support our growth. We will share more news with you as soon as we are able to.
Thanks for your support.


Thomas Epstein - Chairperson Norwest United

Lloyd Jones - Chairperson Waitakere City Football Club


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