GOYANZ was formed as incorporated society in 1967 to meet the needs of Wellington' s Greek youth in cultural and sporting activities. GOYANZ is also the parent body of the Greek netball and football club, Olympic AFC. Olympic began life as a football club in 1953 under the banner of Apollon Assc.. Apollon later changed its name in 1959 to CYFC (Christian Youth Football Club) playing under the banner of the Greek Orthodox Church and affiliated itself to GOYANZ in 1967. In 1983 the club’s name was changed once again to Wellington Olympic AFC as it is today. The football club has always been independently run by a subcommittee of GOYANZ. Other subcommittees also under the GOYANZ umbrella include educational and youth groups involved in local community affairs. Current membership is 500+.As follows a breakdown of current activities that GOYANZ is involved in:
GOYANZ has a diverse range of interests. Its goal is to maintain and foster the Hellenic culture in New Zealand’s ever changing society. GOYANZ sees itself as an active member of Wellington's sporting and cultural community. All funds raised benefit young people and children in the local Greek community.For more information please contact GOYANZ: email@example.com.
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