The Driving Force behind New Zealand Sport

Ford has a strong heritage in New Zealand and is proud to be the Driving Force behind New Zealand Sport by supporting our national teams the All Blacks, BLACKCAPS and Black Sticks along with the Ford Trophy, Ford National Hockey League and Ocean Swim Series.

We're keen fans of motorsport too and support our very own John McIntyre in the V8SuperTourers.

Ford New Zealand has also supported Variety the Children's charity for over 20 years.

All Blacks

Ford New Zealand are proud to be the driving force behind New Zealand's very own legendary winning All Blacks for the last 20 years.

Our association extends from community grass roots rugby right up to our national team, adding strength to a sport that has been a large part of New Zealand culture for generations. 2010 marked the first year we were proudly associated with Small Blacks. They are all about having fun in rugby, while teaching our up and coming All Blacks and Black Ferns the rugby skills they'll need to be the best they can be. Click here to find out more about Small Blacks.

Make sure you are dressed in black on the right dates and join with us in supporting and following the All Blacks for the upcoming season! For all you need to know, click here to be taken to the official All Blacks website.

NZ Cricket

Ford New Zealand has extended its support for New Zealand’s favourite summer sport for another few years by being the BLACKCAPS team sponsor. Ford’s increased sponsorship under the new agreement will see the brand supporting the White Ferns, NZA and NZ Under-19 teams.

Ford has been the Official Vehicle Supplier to NZ Cricket since 2009 and since 2011 also the naming rights sponsor of the Ford Trophy, the country’s premier domestic one-day competition.

We're proud to have our vehicles as the driving force behind the BLACKCAPS and White Ferns.

For all you need to know, click here to find out more about our top New Zealand cricket teams.

NZ Hockey

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The Black Sticks Men and Women have both climbed up in the world rankings following their performances at major competitions from 2011 to 2012. The Black Sticks Women are a young talented side and have risen in world rankings from sixth to third following their fourth place at the London Olympics. Ford are proud to continue their relationship with the women’s and men’s Black Stick teams and continue to support the Ford National Hockey League.

The sponsorship also sees Ford support New Zealand's next generation of hockey players through ‘Small Sticks’ - Hockey New Zealand's junior programme which is currently being rolled out nationally in 2012 to give primary school children a taste for hockey and connect them with their local association.

Variety the Children’s Charity

2010 marked Ford New Zealand's 20th anniversary sponsoring Variety - The Children's Charity. Variety works with sick, disabled and disadvantaged children throughout New Zealand.

Ford is proud of its strong relationship with Variety, providing sponsorship support and being actively involved with fundraising activities including the always-exciting 'Variety Bash'. Each year our own Ford True Blue team, in their flame decaled 1963 MK III Ford Zephyr embark on the challenge.

The annual 'Variety Bash' is held in March and sees an entertaining array of classic and quirky vehicles convoying throughout the country, distributing grants and raising money along the way.

Click here to be taken to the official Variety website and find out how you can get involved with us too.

New Zealand Ocean Swim Series

Ford is proud to be the official vehicle sponsor to the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. This is a seven-race swim series taking place on some of New Zealand’s most beautiful harbours and beaches. Whether you are a first-time ocean swimmer, competent recreational swimmer, or going all out to be your age group champion there’s something for everyone.

Visit www.oceanswim.co.nz to find out more information, download a free training program and enter an event.