Last week we kicked off a series of long form interviews transcribed from The Return Fixture – ITBOTN’s National Women’s League podcast. The second installment is Helena’s insightful chat with Mikaela Hunt, Southern United’s captain and inspirational leader. Helena Wiseman: Mikaela Hunt has played in a National Women’s League final […]
It came through loud and clear in so much of the feedback we received – one of the things listeners loved most about ITBOTN’s National Women’s League podcast – The Return Fixture – was the interviews. They were in-depth, they elicited insightful and genuine responses, and they probed some of […]
In the final episode of The Return Fixture, Helena, Ella and Enzo discuss the National Women’s League grand final, look back on the season as a whole, and cackle at their federation/sub-Saharan African animal comparisons. Who is crowned the winner of The Return Fixture’s tipping competition? Who is declared to […]
The stage could hardly have been more perfectly set for today’s National Women’s League Grand Final. Trusts’ Stadium’s pohutukawa-lined pitch looked flawless and Auckland produced one of its best December days. Most importantly, the two sides in the final were so evenly-matched that no one could predict what was about […]
“The winner takes it all” blared from the car-radio on the way to the game. An appropriately-titled song for this end of National Women’s League round-robin match between 2nd and 3rd, with the winner going through to the Final to meet Northern Lights.
This is it, the one you’ve been waiting for. The Penultimate Return Fixture. Dun Dun Dunnnnnnn. This week, Helena, Ella and Enzo annouce the winner of the tipping competition’s minor premiership, review the last round of the NWL, preview the final between the Canterbury United Pride and the Northern Lights, and […]
Southern United and Capital closed out their 2018 National Women’s League seasons in entertaining fashion at Sunnyvale on Sunday afternoon, with the home team edging a nine-goal thriller.
[This piece first appeared in the Hamilton Wanderers’ match day programme ‘sidelined’ on Sunday 9 December 2018] Confession time: I haven’t been to a single men’s national league game so far this season, and I don’t expect to get to one this side of Christmas. Sorry not sorry. The reason […]
WaiBOP 1, Northern 2Gower Park, Hamilton, December 8 2018 Well, here we are! The last round of the double round robin National Women’s League is done and dusted. All the teams have finished their season except two of them – those being the two finalists who we can now celebrate […]
Helena, Ella and Enzo dig into the second to last NWL round robin fixtures, cast their eyes over the final round (including the Pride v AFF de facto semi final – English Park, 2pm, Saturday), and celebrate the successes of the Young Ferns and Football Ferns. Who is uncharacteristically organised, […]