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The plan, Stan

New Zealand Football have released a new plan for the next three years’ worth of national competitions and there is something quite remarkable about it – I agree with almost every word! The highlights from my perspective are: The National Women’s League will stay federation based for now and move […]

‘Tis the season to be jolly

Canterbury United Pride 2 Capital Football 0 National Women’s League Final Sunday 11 December 2016 English Park, Christchurch. When I moved back to Wellington from Christchurch, some of my friends who played for the Pride asked me whether I’d be back down to see some of their matches. I said […]

Enzo’s Rant – A woman’s place

[Eastern Suburbs asked me to contribute a regular match day programme column for the duration of their first season back in the national league football fray. My brief was to be “slightly controversial or provocative”. Half joking, I told them they could call the series ‘Enzo’s Rant’ and to my surprise they agreed! […]

Pink turns to blue

Capital Football 2 Northern Football 1 National Women’s League Sunday 20 November 2016 Memorial Park, Petone. Northern played in their change kit of blue rather than their usual pink/black hoops. Perhaps they were expecting Capital to be in predominantly black rather than the bright yellow they’re wearing this season? Words […]

Different different!

WaiBOP 3, Auckland 1 John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, November 20 2016 “After what I saw yesterday out at Long Bay, they should swap the AFF U16 squad with the NWL team – they would trounce WAIBOP :}” – ‘Dave’ on the Northern League Forum Picture the scene. It’s John Kerkhof […]

Same same…

WaiBOP 1, Canterbury United Pride 6 John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, November 20 2016 Picture the scene. It’s John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the National Women’s League is set up beautifully. WaiBOP are unbeaten after four of their six games. The semi-finals are within […]