We have a BIG problem.

A lack of administration strength, depth, and talent is acting as a handbrake holding your club back from reaching its full potential. While this is something we’d like to rectify heading into the 2024 season, we can’t do it without your help.

We need people with a range of skills who have an interest in football in our community and the enthusiasm to help us grow something new.

Do you have skills in the following areas: administration (business and/or NGO), business development, commercial, entrepreneurship, finances, football/futsal, fundraising, governance, hospitality, HR, law, marketing & communications, strategy, and more?

We’d love to hear from you. See contact details below.


A new structure

As a starting point, we propose re-structuring the way our management committee is organised. Our proposal is that a new Executive group will be formed, which is responsible planning, strategy, budgets, appointments, along with new Operations groups that will be responsible for getting things done. Each group has specific roles that need to be filled.

  • The Executive will meet monthly.
  • The Operations groups will meet as required.

Here’s how our new management committee will look:

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The new structure, along with appointments to the various roles, will be implemented at the club’s 2023 Annual General Meeting.


2023 Annual General Meeting

Matamata Swifts AGM (Annual General Meeting) for 2023 will be held on Monday November 27 (note: new date).

  • Venue: Matamata Domain Clubrooms.
  • Start time: 7pm.




Minutes from the 2022 Annual General Meeting.

President’s report.

Financial report.

Election of officers – position descriptions available HERE. (Written nominations to admin@matamataswifts.com. Nominations can be made at the AGM).

  • Positions:
    • Patron
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
    • Club Captains – Men & Women
    • Junior Co-ordinator
    • Management Committee:
      • Roles required: Development Co-ordinator, Referee Co-ordinator, Bar & Clubrooms Manager, Playing Fields Manager, Projects Co-ordinator, Finance Manager (can be Treasurer), Marketing Co-ordinator, Fundraising Co-ordinator, Events Co-ordinator.

Other Business

  • Set subscriptions for 2023.
  • General Business.
    • Notification of any other business must be received in writing, seconded and be submitted 7 days prior to the AGM.

For more information please contact Dwayne Barlow on 021 993 832.


Swifts for Life

Matamata Swifts AFC is the beating heart of our community. That’s the plan, at any rate. We know we touch every corner of our community, but our capacity to grow the club and promote the beautiful game in our backyard has been, quite simply, hampered by a lack of capacity.

That’s where you could help. You may have played, or coached, or watched, or sponsored football in our community. That makes you a Swift for life. Pretty cool, right? This is your club so we’d like you to put your stamp on it once more. Please consider getting involved again, or taking a far more active involvement in one of the many areas that affect our sport in this wonderful community.

If you think a management committee position is something you’d like to have a crack at…just jump right in.

Contact Dwayne Barlow on 021 993 832 or dwayne@dbmm.co.nz if you have any questions.