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The semis or the schnitzel?

WaiBOP 3, Central 0 John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, November 19 2017 There were more glamourous fixtures on offer to casual spectators in the upper North Island last weekend, that I can’t deny. The ISPS Handa Premiership, the National Youth League and there was even a more illustrious battle between Northern […]

Setbacks, comebacks and backtracks

Northern 2, Canterbury United Pride 2 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, October 29 2017 Northern got a taste of their own medicine from seven days prior in this week’s top of the table National Women’s League clash at North Harbour Stadium, becoming the latest team to fall prey to the two […]

Reta’s homecoming

Cashmere Technical 0 Coastal Spirit 1 Reta Fitzpatrick Cup Final Saturday 02 September 2017 English Park The Reta Fitzpatrick Cup is very dear to Coastal Spirit. The Cup is named after a life member of one of the clubs that merged to form Coastal Spirit. Reta Fitzpatrick of Rangers AFC […]

A troncing

Claudelands 5, Three Kings 2 Galloway Park, Hamilton, July 30 2017 It’s been a while! The last NRFL Women’s Premier fixture I attended was two months ago, almost to the day. Since then it’s fair to say that things have developed a bit. But despite the thirty six odd games […]

The joy of six

New Zealand 6, Samoa 0 Ngahue Reserve, Auckland, July 21 2017 What better way is there to spend the last week day of one’s vacation than by standing in torrential rain and hail at Ngahue Reserve, watching New Zealand become the first country in the world (hosts aside) to book […]

Bonus football

Papua New Guinea 4, Tonga 1 Ngahue Reserve, Auckland, July 17 2017 Ok, I admit it. I stuffed up again. I turned up to a football game without checking the schedule before I left home. For the umpteenth time. I arrived at Ngahue Reserve at 9:30am on Monday all ready […]

Guest Post – Jeff Coulshed

By Cordwainer Bull Jeff Coulshed was the undisputed godfather of Waikato women’s football and part of the very fabric of the wider game there for over five decades. Coulshed died on July 4, but leaves a legacy of major achievement as both a men’s and women’s coach, while his memory […]

Match of the round

Western Springs 1, Glenfield Rovers 2 Seddon Fields, Auckland, June 25 2017 The gender balance of my football watching has been a bit out lately. Lots of men’s games and not enough women’s games. I am suitably ashamed of myself, you can rest assured. Last weekend saw a nice opportunity […]