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Ferns v Fellas

Football Ferns Development 4, Birkenhead United 4 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, April 2 2017 It was a tough call, no doubt about it. Pros and cons were carefully weighed up. Would the chosen league provide the best challenge? Would the move weaken the Northern League? What about player welfare? Would […]

Tribalism

Recently the Chief Exec of NZF, Andy Martin made these remarks at Eastern Suburbs AFC… “What we’ve had in the past is a sort of Premier League that has been out on a limb. What we need to see is all the kids coming through the Whole of Football plan, […]

Guest Post – Mike Groom

By Josh Easby While most of football’s attention last weekend was on the final of the Chatham Cup, another important game was being played a couple of hours’ drive south. It most likely went unnoticed except to the most ardent of football supporters in the Waikato. But the final of […]

Il Derby della Nord

Kaeo Inter 1, Kerikeri 1 Whangaroa College, Kaeo, June 4 2016 What would you do if you suddenly had a billion dollars? If you’re anything like me, your answer will be that you would buy your favourite football club and run it your way. Sure, you could feed the poor […]

Wahine of Waiheke

Waiheke United 10, Papatoetoe United 0 Onetangi Sports Park, Waiheke Island, August 10 2014 Postponements, postponements, postponements. What to do when the Under 20 Women’s World Cup is on, and as a result of so many women’s premier players being in Canada there are hardly any games to choose from? […]