Come On Waitakere United FC!
Waitakere United has a proud history of success in New Zealand’s top domestic soccer competition – the ISPS Handa Premiership. Since the club’s formation over 12 years ago, Waitakere United has won an impressive five championships as well as five premierships making it one of the top football clubs in the country.
Waitakere United is also proud to be a West Auckland club which makes it a natural choice for sponsorship by The Trusts. As well as the Million Dollar Mission, The Trusts also gives back to the community in a variety of other ways including sponsorship of local sports teams like Waitakere United as well as The Trusts Arena. In fact, Waitakere United’s first team now play most of their home games at The Trusts Arena. Playing at a top-class facility has not only been exciting for the players and the club, it has also contributed to developing its fan base.
However, according to club chairman, Steve Williamson, the biggest impact of The Trusts’ sponsorship has been felt in developing the youth setup. With eight under 18-year old players making their debut in the senior side this season, the future of the club is looking bright. Thanks in part to The Trusts’ sponsorship, the investment Waitakere United has been able to make in developing home-grown talent will have a significant impact going forward.
‘We’re really grateful to The Trusts for their ongoing commitment to Waitakere United,’ says Steve. ‘It’s becoming harder and harder to find sponsors and the support of The Trusts has offered us a real lifeline in securing the future financial viability of the club.’
‘What’s more, the Hangar Bar has become something of a clubroom for us and we really appreciate the after-match hospitality they put on for the players and the visiting team as well.’
The ISPS Handa Premiership concludes at the end of March and there’s still everything to play for. Currently sitting mid table, the club is looking to finish the season with a flourish. And the last fixture promises to a cracker against the undefeated current leaders and local rivals Auckland City.
Waitakere United would love to see more Westies getting behind the team so check out their website for all the latest fixtures and news.
Come on United!