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Wharfies

Waterside Karori 1, Petone 0 Wakefield Park, Wellington, April 8 2018 If I was to have a favourite club in Wellington, there is a solid argument for it to be Waterside Karori. Formed by wharfies almost 100 years ago when you wouldn’t dare set foot on the Wellington waterfront without […]

Reverse status

Brooklyn Northern United 1 Petone 1 aet BNU won 4-3 on kicks from the penalty mark NZ Women’s Knock-Out Cup Round 1 Sunday 14 May 2017 Wakefield Park Words by Phil Clayton. Photographs (and their captions) of this match by Michael Welsh (Dr yomcat shoots). Round 1 of the National […]

Five of the most windblown

Back in June I bowed to public pressure and wrote a post ranking my five favourite football grounds in New Zealand. In so doing, I also acknowledged requests for follow up pieces looking at the most improved, depressing, wind-blown and inaccessible grounds along with the best and worst stadium food. […]

The orange and the green

Wellington United 1 Upper Hutt City 2 Women’s Central League Sunday 31 July 2016 Wakefield Park 2 Words by Phil Clayton. Photographs (and their captions) of this match by Michael Welsh (Dr yomcat shoots). It’s an exciting finish for the 2016 Women’s Central League title. With only two meaningful games […]

The Black Stripes

Brooklyn Northern United 1 Waterside Karori 1 Capital Women’s Premier League Sunday 03 July 2016 The red with black stripes, BNU, met the white with black stripes, Waterside Karori, in a mid-table clash on the Wakefield Park turf. Waterside Karori (a 1987/88 merger of Karori Swifts and Waterside) are colloquially […]

Things change

Wellington Girls College 1, Heretaunga College 1 Wakefield Park, Wellington, June 15 2016 So I’m in Wellington for two days at a national staff meeting for work. No plans exist for football to play any part in my life while I’m here, apart from a bite to eat for dinner […]