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An Enlightening Fixture

Northern Lights 0 – 0 Southern United. Sunday 23rd September, McFetridge Park. The recently rebranded Northern Lights had to wait a week to kick off their National Women’s League campaign, having been handed the bye in Round 1. That meant they got to watch, and ponder, Southern United’s 6-1 dismantling […]

A proud day

Canterbury United Pride 4 Capital Football 0 National Women’s League 16 September 2018 English Park, Christchurch Words by Phil Clayton. Photographs (and their captions) of this match by Michael Welsh (Dr yomcat shoots). First weekend of the National Women’s League, and another match featuring teams with expectations. Canterbury through weight […]

Great Expectations

“Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.” – Charles Dickens, Great Expectations A lot can change in […]

Work in progress

WaiBOP 0, Auckland 4 Gower Park, Hamilton, September 15 2018 Well that was a rather quiet, sombre, some might say sulky drive back along State Highway One from Hamilton for me. It’s silly really. Looking at these two sides on paper it was always going to be very, very difficult […]

The Return Fixture Episode 1: NWL Preview

Helena, Ella and Enzo introduce themselves and the podcast, and put their reputations on the line by making predictions for the upcoming National Women’s League season. They’re also joined by New Zealand Football’s Women’s Development Manager Holly Nixon, who offers the team some much-needed expertise and perspective. Note 1: During Holly’s […]

Helter swelter

Canterbury United Pride 2 Auckland Football 3 after extra time National Women’s League Final Sunday 10 December 2017 English Park, Christchurch A sweltering Canterbury day for the end of the 2017 National Women’s League. The nor’wester blew down the park and would give a small advantage to whichever team had […]

The Gingerbread Women

Auckland 3, Southern 1 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, December 3 2017 “Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me. I’m the Gingerbread Man!” – Unknown Just about everyone who has written about Southern United this year has used the words ‘fairy tale’ at least once, and probably […]

Raising visibility

Capital Football 6 Southern United 2 National Women’s League Sunday 26 November 2017 Petone Memorial Park Words by Phil Clayton. Photographs (and their captions) of this match by Michael Welsh (Dr yomcat shoots). I had to choose between this match and Central v Canterbury in Palmerston North. Each match featured […]