Ethkick is a 7-aside multi-ethnic football tournament held annually, with the first tournament being held in 2009. The aim is to promote a positive image of friendship through football and to encourage social cohesion. The tournament is held along World Cup lines with pool play, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. Up to 40 teams take part in Ethkick. In 2013 Ethkick won a New Zealand Diversity Award with the citation noting Ethkick’s success in bringing together the city’s diverse ethnic communities through their love of football. Seen here is one of the teams who competed in Ethkick in 2015.