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Tilting at windmills

Wellington United (Sapphires) 3 Brooklyn Northern United 0 Capital Women’s Premier League Sunday 28 May 2017 Newtown Park Words by Phil Clayton. Photographs (and their captions) of this match by Michael Welsh (Dr yomcat shoots). The Dutch-influenced Wellington United club’s second team the Sapphires play in Women’s Capital Premier, while […]

Reverse status

Brooklyn Northern United 1 Petone 1 aet BNU won 4-3 on kicks from the penalty mark NZ Women’s Knock-Out Cup Round 1 Sunday 14 May 2017 Wakefield Park Words by Phil Clayton. Photographs (and their captions) of this match by Michael Welsh (Dr yomcat shoots). Round 1 of the National […]

The Black Stripes

Brooklyn Northern United 1 Waterside Karori 1 Capital Women’s Premier League Sunday 03 July 2016 The red with black stripes, BNU, met the white with black stripes, Waterside Karori, in a mid-table clash on the Wakefield Park turf. Waterside Karori (a 1987/88 merger of Karori Swifts and Waterside) are colloquially […]

I Love This Club—Brooklyn Northern United

BNU Centenary 1916–2016.

[Welcome to ‘I Love This Club’, a series of posts on in-the-back-of-the.net exploring what makes grassroots New Zealand football people tick, through sharing their stories about why they love their clubs. If you would like to contribute to this series by writing about your special club, please send an e-mail […]

Petfive BNUone

Petone 5 Brooklyn Northern United 1 National Women’s Knock-Out Cup Round 1 Sunday 15 May 2016 Due to Central League clubs receiving byes or out-of-town away ties, the only games in Wellington for Round 1 of the National Women’s Knock-Out Cup were between Capital Premier League sides. I had a […]

6 of one half, nothing of the other

Upper Hutt City 6 Brooklyn Northern United 0 Kelly Cup Sunday 24 April 2016 The Kelly Cup is a knock-out competition, usually for the women’s first teams of Wellington clubs. Its lustre has recently faded as the competition format has chopped and changed (open to all women’s teams from Wellington, […]

Clambering down or falling up?

Wairarapa United 2 Brooklyn Northern United 1 Capital Women’s Premier League Sunday 03 April 2016 Two teams new to the grade this season This match was a promoted team versus a relegated team, first day of the season battle. BNU were relegated from Central League in their last match of […]