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Technically a Cupset

Kate Sheppard Cup Semi Final 1: Wellington United Diamonds 2, Dunedin Technical 4 Newtown Park, Wellington, 25 August 2018 – Ella Reilly   That the two indisputably best teams from Dunedin and Wellington should meet in the first Kate Sheppard Cup semi final, and that the winner of this match […]

Football Ferns: A re-view

Let’s rewind back nearly a fortnight, shall we? In the bowels of Westpac Stadium, a press conference took place immediately after the Football Ferns played Nadeshiko Japan, in a friendly. Being the first Ferns home match since 2015, the first Ferns match in Wellington since 1991, and the first since […]

Abby Erceg: Two tributes

Helena: Given the context of today’s announcement of Abby Erceg’s retirement, there is bound to be much analysis in the coming days. Erceg theoretically had several more years of international football to play in her career. She had only just returned. The decision comes right on the heels of the […]

A Really Big Deal

On Wednesday night, at 8pm, the Football Ferns released a video. It was captioned “We’re Coming Home”. Before even watching, then, we knew that New Zealand Football had obtained a major victory, and surmounted a large obstacle in the process, by securing a home game for the Ferns. The question became […]

Playing in the name of

If Kate Sheppard was a footballer, she’d undoubtedly be a playmaker. She’d lead from the front, pull the strings and spearhead the attack. Elegant, precise, she’d prise open the field with a well-timed run or bring in her teammates with a perfectly weighted through ball. But she wouldn’t be afraid […]