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Still got that feeling?

Cambridge 2, Waiheke 3 John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, May 13 2018 I lost track of the number of people who asked me if I was going to the McLeod Road derby (HNK Auckland Croatia v Waitemata) for my Chatham Cup fix this weekend! As tempting as that intriguing little contest […]

Argentina v Italy

Waiheke United 8, Kaeo Inter 1 Onetangi Sports Park, Waiheke Island, September 30 2017 I was supposed to be on a break. It was right plonk in the middle of ITBOTN’s women’s kōrero, a time when I was supposed to take a month off, spend time with my partner, and […]

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 […]

Nongie or bussed

Ngongotaha 0, Waiheke 7 Stembridge Road, Ngongotaha, July 8 2017 It’s a 242 kilometre journey from Onetangi Sports Park on Waiheke Island to Stembridge Road in Ngongotaha on the outskirts of Rotorua. According to their Facebook page, that’s the longest away trip in Waiheke United’s club history. And they weren’t […]

The biggest game

Waiheke 2, Fencibles 2 Onetangi Sports Park, Waiheke Island, June 17 2017 Yesterday, before setting out for yet another epic adventure to Waiheke United, I tried to spark a bit of controversy by labelling this the biggest game of the year in New Zealand domestic football. And if the All […]

It’s a feeling

Takapuna 1, Waiheke United 2 Taharoto Park, Auckland, March 25 2017 NRFL opening weekend is right up there with childhood Christmases when it comes to the excitement stakes. The closest thing I can think of to the feeling I get when I see the draw for the first time is […]

Up the Waiheke!

Waiheke United 5, Norwest United 1 Onetangi Sports Park, Waiheke Island, September 10 2016 This is a short post to congratulate Waiheke United, who overcame Glen Eden yesterday to be crowned AFF/NFF Conference champions and with that, were automatically promoted to NRFL Division 2 for next year. If you don’t […]

¡Vamos Waiheke!

Ranui Swanson 1, Waiheke United 4 Starling Park, Auckland, April 23 2016 Well, now I’ve seen everything. A full on ultras group of maniacs drumming and singing at the top of their lungs through an entire AFF/NFF Conference game. Not the A-League, not the ASB Premiership, and not the Chatham […]

Wahine of Waiheke

Waiheke United 10, Papatoetoe United 0 Onetangi Sports Park, Waiheke Island, August 10 2014 Postponements, postponements, postponements. What to do when the Under 20 Women’s World Cup is on, and as a result of so many women’s premier players being in Canada there are hardly any games to choose from? […]