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Gianni Be Good

We’re approaching the end of the national league season and, unsurprisingly, the Weenix are propping up the foot of the table. But there’s plenty of talent in the squad – including the latest youngster to get called up to the senior A League side.

Stream of consciousness

This summer’s ISPS Handa Premiership has seen a major change in the ways that teams can broadcast digital content. In recent seasons, teams had been limited in what and how they could share any match footage due to the television deal with Sky TV. Essentially, Sky TV had exclusive rights […]

The Return Fixture Interviews – Mikaela Hunt

Last week we kicked off a series of long form interviews transcribed from The Return Fixture – ITBOTN’s National Women’s League podcast. The second installment is Helena’s insightful chat with Mikaela Hunt, Southern United’s captain and inspirational leader. Helena Wiseman: Mikaela Hunt has played in a National Women’s League final […]

A world away from Uruguay

Southern United 5 WaiBOP 2 Halftime: 3-2 Forrester Park, 25 November 2018 National Women’s League Match Week Eleven   It was a world away from Colonia del Sacramento, that’s for sure. At the exact time that our U17 national team were creating World Cup history in the Uruguayan sunshine with […]

Shots fired on Armistice Day

Auckland 3, Southern United 2 McLennan Park, Auckland, November 11 2018 Armistice Day was marked by a complete lack of respectful observance on the part of the Football Gods in South Auckland. Rather than ceasefire, in their infinite wisdom they saw fit to mock all who dared attend the National […]

Lights out for Southern

National Women’s League Match Week Eight: Southern United 1 (Britney-Lee Nicholson) Northern Lights 2 (Emma Turnbull, Sam Tawharu) Halftime 0-1 Sunnyvale Park, 4 November 2018 Northern Lights had plenty of obstacles to overcome on their way to defeating Southern United 2-1 at Sunnyvale on Sunday afternoon in the National Women’s […]

Mostly wrong

Southern 1, Northern 2 Sunnyvale Park, Dunedin, November 4 2018 I’m writing this post at a cruising altitude of 37,000 feet in the emergency exit row of an Air New Zealand Airbus A320. On the plane with me I have the Prime Minister, a solid chunk of the governing political […]

Capitalising

Capital 3, Southern United 1 Petone Memorial Park, October 27, 2018 I’ve probably said it close to a hundred times now, and I’ll no doubt say it another hundred times before the season’s out, but thank goodness for the double round of the NWL. It usually takes a few weeks […]