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Adapting the Beautiful Game

Many of us take for granted some of the seemingly simple things in life. Near the top of the list is the ability to move about and walk without major restriction, and subsequently the ability to play and be involved in the game of football. Not everyone is so fortunate. […]

From Gumboots to Glitz.

Life has a habit of speeding past, much more quickly than we think. So, after many years shooing each of our five kids off to school, this is the year when the youngest, Jason, my 17 old stepson will finish high school education,  thus bringing down the curtain on my […]

Get a grip

The secret formula to getting local football covered by the mainstream media seems to have been unearthed.  In recent days the NRFL has made headlines for the wrong reasons – those being two fights, one in South Auckland and one on the North Shore. At least the diverse locations show […]

Guest Post – Craigo

By Rob Carty and Simon Borich When thinking of Warkworth Football Club three Gs come to mind- Grassroots, Gumboots and Good Buggers. Warkworth Football Club is a club that has been built on strong personalities. Good buggers like Deano, Olly, the Carr boys, Lambie, Pies, Jonny, Notley, Stiffy, Rutty and Goffy […]

How to Kiwi

By Ella and Enzo The Kiwi spirit, the Kiwi way, give ‘em a taste of Kiwi. Defining ourselves as a nation by the way our sports teams play and vice versa is nothing new. But does it actually make any sense? What is “Kiwi”? Decades ago, to be Kiwi or […]

C’est Fini: World Cup 2018 Review

And so here we are, the World Cup has ended-it was filled with moments that will be long-remembered. Croatia stood tall and then taller still, reaching the final via power of will. Germany went home after only three games, England won a shootout and home, football came. There were penalties, […]

Guest Post – It’s not OK

By an anonymous guest poster Imagine walking up for an attacking corner, taking your place in front of the keeper – in his space as nuisance factor if nothing else, as you have every right to be – when he puts his hand on your chest to push you away. […]

Proud Zio

I wasn’t going to post about watching my twin nephews Tomi and Leo play this morning, but then I decided that the photos are too good not to share. So here’s a brief few words on the topic of being a football uncle. It’s a bit ridiculous really, but this […]

…and we follow Gavin Rose!

There is a simple pleasure, a delight even, in walking down a baking South London street on your way to the match. Stopping at a cash-point for a couple of tenners in case the EFTPOS isn’t working, nipping into a newsagents for some cold cans of mid-strength Polish lager and […]

Maureen Burnside

It’s always sad when a great stalwart of the grassroots game passes away, but this one is a little bit personal for me. I only met Maureen Burnside a grand total of twice in my life, but she is nonetheless someone I partially credit for my love of football. A […]