Northern Rovers Football club was formed in November 2020 through the merger of Forrest Hill Milford AFC and Glenfield Rovers AFC.  The merger was, in part, due to the rising cost of sports participation, by merging the clubs we would be able to share resources thus becoming more efficient and able to offer better value to members. Other key reasons include having greater numbers across all ages to create better pathways and being able to meet requirements set by NZF & NRF for development centres and the highest leagues to participate in. 


The Board Membership voted at the May 2024 AGM is:

 Board Member Board Member
Board Member & Chair - Dean DoddsBoard Member - Dave Crombie
President - Michael AndersonBoard Member - Nigel Taylor
Board Member & Treasurer - Raquel DukicBoard Member - Cole Hinton
Board Member - Spencer Willis


Cole Hinton

Cole first came to McFetridge Park as a new-born baby, supporting his parents who both played for Glenfield Rovers. His mother socially, his father since he was a boy, playing through the grades to 1st team, then coaching the Premiers for 18 years to multiple Premier League titles. John Hinton was also a Board Member and Life Member of Glenfield Rovers. Cole started playing midgets at 5 and played through the grades until U19s, then socially at Summer Sevens. 

Cole has been a Board Member off and on for more than a decade, taking over as Chairman of Glenfield Rovers at the beginning of 2020. Cole worked closely and led the amalgamation working group, which delivered the Northern Rovers Football Club and successfully helped merge the clubs. Cole sat as Chair for Northern Rovers in its inception. Cole works in sports broadcasting, as a leader for Sky, has studied to achieve an MBA and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Michael Anderson

Michael has been involved in football administration for a number of years including being chairperson of Forrest Hill Milford AFC, chairperson of United Soccer 1 and Northern Football Federation (now NRF).He was also a member of the executive of New Zealand Football and Vice President of New Zealand Football. Michael had 5 children who played football at Forrest Hill with 4 of them playing at premier level.

Michael is an experienced commercial lawyer and is currently a director of TWA Legal Limited a boutique CBD law firm. He was a partner at Chapman Tripp for 25 years including a stint as Managing Partner.

Dave Crombie

Dave started football aged 5 at Glenfield Rovers, playing for 9 seasons before moving to ECB and Takapuna. Work stints in Wellington and Sydney were followed by a return to Auckland  in 1997 , were he joined Forrest Hill Milford and remained a member there for 23 years until the merger in 2020. During his time at FHM Dave has been a player, coach, convenor, manager, committee member, Board Member and in the last 5 years Club Chairman. Dave is a life member of FHM/ NRFC and a life member of NRF

In his business life Dave has been a Foreign Currency dealer since 1986 and is a partner at Collinson & Co LTD, a current Club sponsor. Dave's vision for NRFC is to bring two successful clubs together as one and provide a great environment for its members to enjoy their football.

Dean Dodds – Chair

After a successful career playing overseas in Europe and the USA as well as captaining the NZ U23 Olympic team Dean first walked through the doors at McFetridge Park in 2002 winning the Northern Premier league in Consecutive years and also being awarded Northern League player of the year. After nearly 200 games for the men’s first team, retirement beckoned to focus on a “real” job and a young family. More recently with 2 young daughters “showing an interest “ in football he became involved at FHM as a volunteer coach for a number of years before the merger of the 2 clubs.

Professionally Dean has had a corporate career with large corporates such as Dulux and Carter Holt Harvey holding senior managerial positions at both. More recently Dean has become part owner of Parmco appliances in the small to medium enterprise space. His focus and passion for being involved on the board is squarely centred around the delivery of quality and enduring facilities for members to enjoy for years to come but above also else having Fun! 

Nigel Taylor

First joined FHM as a junior player in 1988 for 6 years.  Currently has 3 boys, Ethan 11, Eli 15 and Isaiah 17 currently playing for a combined 20 years at the Club.  Nigel has been involved within the club as a player, manager, coach, referee, volunteer and of course a parent.  He has a passion to ensure all kids have a platform to express themselves, a pitch ready to be played on every weekend and an opportunity to learn and grow.

Nigel has a background in commercial strategy, customer service and business management.  He’s experienced in setting strategies, communicating and executing as part of a team, with the ability to form strong meaningful relationships and build engagement.  He was motivated to join the Board to ensure we create a culture and direction that is inclusive to every member and any potential members

Raquel Dukic - Treasurer

Raquel Dukic, a devoted member of the Northern Rovers family, has a husband, Serge, and two children, Luci and Marko, all actively involved in the club. Serge currently plays for the Cobwebs, after a year with the Chilli Peppers. Raquel gave it a go with Chaos in 2023 but had to step back due to injury. The Dukic Family truly embodies the spirit of the Rovers, proving that a family that plays footy together, stays together.

In 2022, Raquel answered the call for volunteers and brought her expertise as a qualified accountant to help with the club's accounts. Her dedication quickly made her a valued member of the finance team. By 2023, Raquel was nominated and accepted a position as a board member. In 2024, she further stepped up, taking on the role of Treasurer, succeeding Greg Hanton, who had a distinguished tenure at Northern Rovers and Forrest Hill Milford.

​​​​​​​Raquel's contributions go beyond her financial expertise. She excels in governance and risk management and provides a vital female perspective to the previously all-male board.

Spencer Willis


President – Mike Pirovich

Secretary – 

Treasurer – Raquel Dukic


You can download a copy of the Northern Rovers FC Rules click here


Annual Report FY2020 click here