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Swamp Football

Franklin United 4, Papakura City 1 Bledisloe Park, Pukekohe, June 16 2018 Guardian Sport posted a wonderful photo of ‘Swamp Football’ on Instagram this morning. It looked absolutely magnificent. My immediate reaction was that New Zealand Football should immediately cancel its Futsal programme and invest the money in this instead. […]

A troncing

Claudelands 5, Three Kings 2 Galloway Park, Hamilton, July 30 2017 It’s been a while! The last NRFL Women’s Premier fixture I attended was two months ago, almost to the day. Since then it’s fair to say that things have developed a bit. But despite the thirty six odd games […]

Toil and trouble

Hamilton Wanderers 3, Northland 3 Porritt Stadium, Hamilton, May 28 2017 Going into this weekend there were two NRFL women’s Premier teams left that I still hadn’t seen in action this season, and as luck would have it they were playing a super important game against each other. I couldn’t […]

The plan, Stan

New Zealand Football have released a new plan for the next three years’ worth of national competitions and there is something quite remarkable about it – I agree with almost every word! The highlights from my perspective are: The National Women’s League will stay federation based for now and move […]

Do you believe in miracles?

Melville United 2, Glenfield Rovers 2 Gower Park, Hamilton, August 8 2015 One of the great things our game has given to the sporting world is the league system that sees teams promoted to and relegated from various divisions from year to year. Its virtue is it creates interest for […]