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WaiBOP say cherry-bye to playoff hopes

WaiBOP 1, Capital 4 John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, November 5 2017 There’s something quite symbolic about the timing of National Women’s League games at Cambridge’s John Kerkhof Park. Every year without fail the first game of the season is scheduled for a week when the dozens of pink cherry blossom […]

What goes around comes around

WaiBOP 3, Northern 5 John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, October 22 2017 Last time I watched WaiBOP play in the National Women’s League they came back from 2-0 down to shock a star studded Northern team 3-2 at North harbour Stadium and qualify for the semi-finals at the expense of the […]

Mixed Feelings

Women’s football in New Zealand is undoubtedly in a period of flux. Everyone involved in it is currently working towards any and all measures aimed at developing and improving the women’s game in this country. From first kicks to the Ferns, changes are afoot. It is a fascinating time to […]

Guest Post – Flying High, Lime Light

By Michael Welsh One of the many clichés that Tim Vickery utters in his role as spokeswomble for the World Football Phone-in is about ‘moments’. My favourite bicameral organ isn’t what it once was, so I can’t quite remember exactly what it is he says, but it’s something along the […]

Five freaks

I’m not ashamed to admit that last Sunday afternoon I reached peak football freak – a state of being that is reserved only for the rarest, most magical of occasions when everything falls perfectly into place. Ideally, there are a few key ingredients that are required before one can ascend […]