Papatoetoe Wildcats is an American football club established in 1986 in South Auckland, New Zealand. The club has produced some elite New Zealand based players who have since travelled abroad. The Wildcats have a direct membership of approximately 40 Premier Men playing in the American Football Auckland competition under the auspices of the New Zealand American Football Association or the NZAFA, its national body. The Wildcats also have an Under 19s (Colts) team and a Under16s (Junior) team. Most of the players come from various sporting codes, mainly from Rugby Union and Rugby League.
The Wildcats have had a number of players play overseas with Tyer Matia who played for the Coventry Jets in 2007 now playing Arena Football in the AF2 league for the Rio Grande Dorados in Texas USA. Joseph Taula is also playing a season in the USA for the Arena Football AF2 team the Tri Cities Fever in Washington.
The club has established an ongoing relationship with British American football club the Coventry Jets