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Franklin's Finest

LIAM WHITER 2019 Captain Liam Whiter commits to Franklin United for 2020. Pukekohe local Liam Whiter, with 32 appearances in the red, black and white uniform, 20 in 2019, has signed on for another season. The former Pukekohe High School student has tw…

Suzanne Ihaia: Volunteering in Her Veins!

To those who know her, being recognised at this year’s 2019 Counties Manukau Sporting Excellence Awards as the volunteer of the year will come as no surprise, but for Suzanne Ihaia it represents the culmination of an entire team of people who work tirele…

Clevedon - the Home of New Zealand Polo

BMW NZ Polo Open, Sat 22 Feb 2020

Each summer Clevedon’s population grows with the influx of international professional polo players and their grooms who call the village home for the polo season. Clevedon is renowned as the capital of New Zealand polo with numerous polo fields in the vi…

Franklin Speaking Frankly

December 2019

The appointment of Mark Holt as Head Coach for the Senior Teams is an exciting one for Franklin United. Here is the statement I made in the club release last week; “Over the last year we have recognised the need to keep aligning our senior team activitie…

From Franklin to Olé

by Sally Sumner

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. – Pele The words of a true legend, recognised by some as the best player of the beautiful game EVER and …

2019 Weir Rose Tournament

Franklin United Join South Auckland Teams to field a team at Weir Rose Tournament

The Weir Rose Bowl began in the 1950s as a competition for U-12 boys, with the WRB trophy donated by Tom Weir, a member of the Junior Management Committee of Auckland Football After the formation of the Federations in 2000, the WRB evolved into a format …

Franklin Speaking Frankly

October 2019

Another season has passed, my 19th season of winter football in Franklin. Another year of progression – slowly but steady improvements that continue to drive the football talent space forward in our community. I was MC at last week’s prize giving and whi…

Attention All Cyclists!

Counties Cycle Classic

Counties Cycle Classic The Counties Cycle Classic returns this year on October 13th at, Pukekohe Park raceway again using the world-famous VS track to start and finish the races. Fast become a fixture on the cycling calendar, the event organized by the R…

Franklin Speaking Frankly

September 2019

Franklin Football Update By Jim Evans, Operation Manager Franklin United The 2019 season is nearly at an end and it has been a challenging yet rewarding season for many reasons. At the start of the year, we decided to focus 100% on local talent at first …

Creating Franklin's Footballing Finest

Football has long been a poor cousin next to Rugby in New Zealand and Football in South Auckland; (although being the fastest growing sport in our area) has long been at the mercy of the more central Auckland clubs who glean the best players through a pr…

High Goal Polocrosse 2019: New Zealand v Australia

Experience The Most Action Packed Game this Summer!

Polocrosse, the fast paced, 6 player team game played with a ball and net, all while on horseback is coming to Counties Polocrosse Club 588 Glenbrook Rd, Karaka on the 16th and 17th March, 2019. If you have never seen Polocrosse before this is your chanc…

The End Of An Era for Petrol Heads in Auckland

Council Closure Leaves Club Without Venue to Race While our warmest seasons are gearing up and thoughts of spending more time outdoors is on everyone’s minds, The Auckland Motorcycle Club will instead be mourning a loss on the now closed KartSport Mount …

Two NZ Road Racing Champions in one day!

Papakura Athletic Club takes out two NZ Road Racing titles

Papakura Athletic & Harrier Club(PAHC) recently took out two titles at the NZ Road racing championships held on the 2nd of September at Cambridge. Papakura Athletic & Harrier Club(PAHC) recently took out two titles at the NZ Road racing championships hel…

A Commonwealth Coming of Age

by Joanne Taylor

The first Commonwealth Games were held in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada. Bobby Robinson, a major influence within athletics in Canada at the time, finally implemented the event that had been talked about amongst Commonwealth nations for over thirty years. Ele…