Digital Framework: 2018 & Beyond

New Zealand Football has run a comprehensive and collaborative digital technology review to understand how New Zealanders interact with the game, and how their digital experience can be made enjoyable. The outcome has created our shared digital vision: New Zealand digitally connected to all things football. Anytime. Anywhere. Anyone; and by doing so, provide a quality off the field digital experience.

Whether as a player, coach, referee, fan, mum, granddad, or the hardworking club administrator, New Zealand Football is putting you at the centre of delivery.

What does this mean for you? Well, it means that your interaction with us and our systems is about to become a whole lot easier!

As we know, good things take time, so over the next couple of years we will be introducing some exciting new technologies, starting off with a refresh of the membership and competition management software for the 2018 season.

As with any change process, we want to assure you that steps are in place to ensure a smooth as possible transition, including ample training workshops run by Federations and New Zealand Football, help guides and manuals, Footy Tips, and support services.

Keep an eye on the Goalnet website in the next couple months as more information about workshop dates, and the technologies that will be utilised next year become available;

We developed some handy FAQs below, however should you require some more information, get in contact with New Zealand Football Technology Manager, Tobi Agbede –

“Providing quality experiences off the field”

Kind regards,

Tobi Agbede
Technology Manager
New Zealand Football



What is happening?

New Zealand Football will be introducing an improved membership and competition management software for the 2018 season.

Why is this happening?

New Zealand Football’s vision is to provide incredible performances on and off the field; our emphasis on technology signifies our intent to ensure that the activities done off the field are both easy to manage, and create better experiences for all; and as a sport we are technologically equipped to adapt with an ever changing digital landscape.

What about Goalnet?

Goalnet has been the national membership and competition management software since its inception in 2009, and as such is nearing the end of its technological lifecycle and is undergoing a rebuild by its developers.

Will we be replacing Goalnet?

A team of evaluators comprised of New Zealand Football, Federation, club, and community members have been evaluating various solutions, including a rebuilt Goalnet, to ascertain the best fit for football in the country. The results of the evaluation will be communicated September 2017.

When can we expect there to be training / education on new and/or developed software?

Training workshops will be held from September 2017 onward.

What are the dates for the training workshops?

Workshop dates will be released July 2017.

This sounds like more trouble than what it is worth, what impact is this going to have on clubs?

Improving the digital experience for all who interact with the game is the key driver of the digital strategy; this includes making the lives of club administrators easier. This represents a positive step forward for the sport, including those at the national, regional and community levels of the game.

Rest assured, should we continue with a rebuilt Goalnet or a new system, a smooth transition process is our key focus.

What do I do if I have more questions?

Get in touch with the Technology Manager at New Zealand Football, Tobi Agbede, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have –