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Wharfies

Waterside Karori 1, Petone 0 Wakefield Park, Wellington, April 8 2018 If I was to have a favourite club in Wellington, there is a solid argument for it to be Waterside Karori. Formed by wharfies almost 100 years ago when you wouldn’t dare set foot on the Wellington waterfront without […]

Tilting at windmills

Wellington United (Sapphires) 3 Brooklyn Northern United 0 Capital Women’s Premier League Sunday 28 May 2017 Newtown Park Words by Phil Clayton. Photographs (and their captions) of this match by Michael Welsh (Dr yomcat shoots). The Dutch-influenced Wellington United club’s second team the Sapphires play in Women’s Capital Premier, while […]

The Black Stripes

Brooklyn Northern United 1 Waterside Karori 1 Capital Women’s Premier League Sunday 03 July 2016 The red with black stripes, BNU, met the white with black stripes, Waterside Karori, in a mid-table clash on the Wakefield Park turf. Waterside Karori (a 1987/88 merger of Karori Swifts and Waterside) are colloquially […]

Clambering down or falling up?

Wairarapa United 2 Brooklyn Northern United 1 Capital Women’s Premier League Sunday 03 April 2016 Two teams new to the grade this season This match was a promoted team versus a relegated team, first day of the season battle. BNU were relegated from Central League in their last match of […]