The annual Whangārei ethnic football festival was a day of diversity. More than 200 players and spectators were at the event held at Tikipunga Sports Park on Saturday. Photographer Michael Cunningham went along to check out the culture and crowds.

Max Ganey, 8, from Tikipunga has fun at the festival. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Max Ganey, 8, from Tikipunga has fun at the festival. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Ngatiwai kaumātua perform. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Ngatiwai kaumātua perform. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Amy Liu performs a Tai Chi Sword Dance. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Amy Liu performs a Tai Chi Sword Dance. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Manju Jinson performs an Indian classical dance. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Manju Jinson performs an Indian classical dance. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Keiran George Thambi, 7, from the Thunder Boys performs a Bollywood Dance. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Keiran George Thambi, 7, from the Thunder Boys performs a Bollywood Dance. Photo / Michael Cunningham