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The Tamaki Lightning has been providing the sport of American Football to the wider East Auckland/Botany community for the past 16 years. 

Apart from our Senior team, we are also recruit players for our Junior and Colts teams to participate in the Football Auckland competition for the upcoming season, which generally runs from Late October through to February. We are currently based at the Pakuranga Rugby Club where all our trainings take place.


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President - Shiraz Soysa

Secretary - Anthony Stevens

Treasurer - Maria Hansen

The Tamaki Lightning has a proud history, from the inception of the club in the former Gridiron New Zealand (GNZ) league in 1999, to being GNZ champions in 2006 and the more recent successes. Check out our history page to find out more about our proud past. If you are a past member, supporter or even an opponent and have any stories, photos or memories you would like to share with us, please get in touch as we would love to hear from you!

Interested in joining or supporting our club? We are always looking for people to join as Players, Coaches, Supporters, Volunteers or Sponsors. Prior experience is not required and all you need is a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn the fast paced sport of American Football! As player safety is our primary concern, we are proud to provide our players with state of the art equipment, including helmets, shoulder pads and lower leg pads. 

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