The FOOTBALL institute
The Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery – Football Institute is an innovative programme designed for the
motivated student / athlete with a passion for both learning and football, entering years 11,12,13 in the year 2025.
2025 Family Information Nights & Open House

We will be hosting information evenings for families interested in the programme over the coming weeks. We encourage all our CUFC families and young student/athletes to join us to learn more about both the academic and football curriculum, the selection process, a tour of the downtown campus and time for an informal Q&A session.

These will take place at the Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery’s downtown campus:

5 Mollett Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011

Date: Wednesday, 12th June
Time: 7pm
Date: Wednesday, 19th June
Time: 7pm

We kindly ask interested families to RSVP for the evening of attendance.

You will hear from the distinguished educators Ian Hayes (Ao Tawhiti Deputy Principal) and Steve Hunt (Ao Tawhiti Community Leader and Lead Football Institute Educator) along with Paul Holocher (Head of Academy, Methodology) and Ryan Edwards (General Manager, First Team Coach).

The evening will include information on the forming of this innovative partnership, the history and vision of Ao Tawhiti - Unlimited Discovery, and an overview of the annual, weekly and daily programming. We will also illustrate the benefits for both academic and football development from former student testimonials. A light supper will also be provided.
Player Testimonials