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Guest Post – Blown Away

By Damon Threadgold It’s been a joy to watch Waiheke United this season, from the goal sprees to their eye-catching passing via the vim and vigour of La Banda del Pipazo and sunny afternoons on The Hill nestled in a natural verdant bowl. But, all too quickly, the Lotto NRFL Division […]

The case for Hamilton Wanderers

By Rod de Lisle Hamilton Wanderers have a bit in common with my favourite English team, Leicester City. Both play in blue and both have featured All White Chris Wood in their playing lineup. And like the mighty foxes, Wanderers have latterly punched above their  weight on the playing field […]

The case for Onehunga Sports

By Jo Dawkins Onehunga Sports FC has gone from strength to strength over the past decade. Recently our success at youth level, mainly distinguished by the consistent achievement at the Manchester United Premier Cup (2 time Pacific Final winners), has been transferred to men’s football. 2015 was a benchmark year […]

The case for North Shore City

By Steve Browning The thing that’s struck me since we went public with our North Shore City bid is the speed and sincerity of the support that’s swung in behind our vision of bringing national league football back to the North Shore. Naturally, those who remember the national league exploits of […]

The case for Eastern Suburbs

By Chris Ruffell During 2015 NZF undertook club input throughout the country around the preferred structure of the current National League. One common theme throughout was a desire to have promotion / relegation at the core of any changes. Based on 2015 results Eastern Suburbs AFC, Napier City Rovers and Cashmere […]

Guest Post – Haste ye back Mr Inter

By Stephen Coutts ”The real football icon.” – Roberto Mancini It’s not long now until Inter veteran Javier Zanetti returns to grace the Serie A with his presence once more after a near career-ending injury. The veteran wing-back, aged 39 at the time, ruptured his Achilles tendon in April’s 1-0 defeat to […]