OFC Champions League details confirmed

OFC live draw for the OFC Champions League, Novotel Ellerslie, Monday 16th November 2015. Photo: Shane Wenzlick /

For the third year in-a-row the OFC Champions League will feature Auckland City FC and Team Wellington, but for the first time the two clubs will have to battle it out over two legs. The first leg of the home-and-away

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Papatoetoe to host Samoa trials


Football Federation Samoa in collaboration with Papatoetoe AFC is pleased to announce that we will be hosting trials for the Samoa Football Federation Women’s teams. All female born 1998 – 2003 are welcome to come down to Murdoch Park on

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FIFA Confederations Cup winner and trophy coming to New Zealand

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 28:  Gilberto Silva and Felipe Melo of Brazil celebrate with the trophy after victory over USA in the FIFA Confederations Cup Final match between USA and Brazil at Ellis Park Stadium on June 28, 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

It is not every day that a FIFA World Cup winner, two-time FIFA Confederations Cup champion and a member of the Arsenal “Invincibles” squad comes to New Zealand. Brazil football legend Gilberto Silva will be in the country this week

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Inspiration and enjoyment – Liz Anton

New Zealand U-20 International Liz Anton with  players at the Bucklands Beach AFC club festival.

As part of the Auckland Football Federation’s drive to encourage youth participation, a major roll-out of FIFA’s popular Live Your Goals program was held in Auckland over the past fortnight.  The campaign, which was initially launched to coincide with the

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Live your goals week a success


Auckland Football Federation Head of Women’s Football Steven Upfold runs the rule over FIFA Live Your Goals Week and looks to the future for the girls and women’s game in the region. Building off the back of a series of

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FIFA Live Your Goals kicks off


The FIFA Live Your Goals Festival kicked off at Somerville Intermediate in Auckland yesterday and Auckland Football Federation is pleased to announce its programme schedule as we celebrate the women’s game. Somerville Intermediate was the focal point for the 11-day-long

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Ferns named for Cyprus Cup

Ferns Abby Erceg leads her team out. Football Friendly, Football Ferns v Invitational XI, QBE Stadium Auckland, Tuesday 26th January 2016. Photo: Shane Wenzlick /

Football Ferns coach Tony Readings has named an exciting squad to contest the Cyprus Cup in March as the team rebuilds towards the 2019 FIFA World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Readings has named a team with plenty of

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Sumner passes away aged 61

Steve Sumner in action versus Scotland in 1982 / library stock

New Zealand Football is sad to hear the news that former All Whites captain Steve Sumner has lost his battle with prostate cancer and has passed away aged 61. The legend of New Zealand Football, who was diagnosed with an

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Injury Prevention and Team Care 2017


Axis Sports Medicine Specialists are supporting NZ Football and ACC discussing a big issue in sports injury prevention – Protecting our Future Athletes. Learn from internationally renowned experts and NZ’s leading Sport and Exercise Medicine physicians about the current gold standards

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Kashima Antlers fight back to overcome ACFC

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - DECEMBER 08:  Captain Angel Berlanga of Auckland City leads out his team prior to the FIFA Club World Cup Play-off for Quarter Final match between Kashima Antlers and Auckland City at International Stadium Yokohama on December 8, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Kashima Antlers advanced to the second round of the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup Japan after coming from a goal down to defeat Auckland City at the International Stadium Yokohama. Kim Daewook headed home an Emiliano Tade free-kick to open

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