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Ella Reilly

Waiheke Islander currently in exile in Wellington. Supporter of Nottingham Forest and England, through thick and thin (there's been plenty of that). As a player is somewhat averse to the offside rule.

Upper Hutt clinch the Kelly Cup

Regrettably, the Kelly Cup final is only the first match featuring two of Wellington’s W-league teams that I’d been to this year. It’s been a busy playing season! But hey, better late than never? And there’s always the upcoming national league season. The Kelly Cup, for those not in the […]

Diary of a Social Footballer: The Way It Is

It’s that time of year again. The days are shorter and cooler. Nottingham Forest are flirting increasingly outrageously with relegation. And New Zealand’s grassroots winter football season has kicked off again. And so, taking its cue from the resurrection of Jesus at the end of this Easter weekend, comes the […]

Brisbane Roar whimper over Women’s team’s pay

“#It’sgoodtobeback,” declared the A-League Twittersphere. “How far back were you thinking?” replied the W-League’s, whose teams are still in pre-season. Today it’s emerged that Brisbane Roar’s W-League counterparts are being pressured to accept pay cuts of around 40%, with contracts signed just a month ago set not to be honoured […]

Some thoughts on Ronaldo and Portugal

‘Poetic justice’ perhaps isn’t a phrase you would immediately associate with Portugal’s Euro 2016 win against host nation France this week. This year’s Euros will be remembered for many things: Iceland, Will Grigg on Fire, tears, and moths. And it prominently didn’t begin on a good note, with ugly scenes […]