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Guest Post – Craigo

By Rob Carty and Simon Borich When thinking of Warkworth Football Club three Gs come to mind- Grassroots, Gumboots and Good Buggers. Warkworth Football Club is a club that has been built on strong personalities. Good buggers like Deano, Olly, the Carr boys, Lambie, Pies, Jonny, Notley, Stiffy, Rutty and Goffy […]

He tangata!

Waiuku 3, Warkworth 0 Massey Park, Waiuku, June 6 2014 It’s a horrible cliché to say that football was the winner on the day, but today it definitely was. Because when I got out of bed this morning, I had a choice to make – politics or football, and football […]

A 3-3 victory

Warkworth 3, Manukau City 3 Shoesmith Reserve, Warkworth, July 13 2013 I finally bowed to pressure today and headed up to Shoesmith Reserve for a NRFL game, and it turned out to be a masterstroke. There are games that you desperately want to spare yourself the agony of by leaving […]

Warking the talk

Warkworth AFC 0, Claudelands Rovers 6 Shoesmith Reserve, Warkworth, May 26 2013 13-0, 14-0 – two of the winning margins Claudelands Rovers have run up this season against their peers in the Northern Women’s Premier competition. They’ve played six games in their league so far, and, with a game in […]

A derby named Rodney

Hibiscus Coast AFC 3, Warkworth AFC 0 Stanmore Bay Park, Hibiscus Coast, May 26 2012 As I drove up to the Whangaparoa Peninsula for today’s local derby between Hibiscus Coast and Warkworth, I was pondering what’s in a name. All the great derbies of the world have great handles. In […]

North vs South

Onehunga Mangere United 1, Warkworth AFC 1 Mangere Mountain, Auckland, April 21 2012 A trip to Onehunga Mangere United is something that has been on my ‘To-Do List’ for quite some time. The second division club’s home ground is one of the most picturesque in the Northern Regional Football League. […]