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Futsal W-League underway

Women's Futsal training session. ASB Stadium Auckland, Monday 31st January 2017. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / www.phototek.nz

The rise of Futsal in Auckland continues with the 2017 edition of the AFF Futsal W-League well underway. Six teams have entered, comprising of three AFF Futsal training squads, cluster club sides and a University side, all of whom feature

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Opportunities aplenty for Rattray

Referee Morgan Archer (centre) leads her assistants, Beth Rattray and Hilary Osborne from the field at half time. NRFL, Womens Premier, Forrest Hill Milford United AFC v Claudelands Rovers, Becroft, Auckland, Sunday 2nd April 2017. Photo: David Joseph / www.phototek.nz

Having been involved in football as a player and a coach, the more opportunities that being in the middle brings, has steered Beth Rattray towards refereeing as a way to stay in the game. Starting out as a Match Official,

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Spotlight on Three Kings United

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Club development is coming together nicely at Three Kings United with the Central Auckland club becoming the latest AFF member to achieve the New Zealand Football Quality Club Mark (QCM) One Star status. By achieving this award Three Kings have

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Vale – James Narayan (Tuakau Soccer Club)

The late James Bennion / image courtesy Tuakau Soccer Club

Auckland Football Federation is saddened to hear of the passing of Tuakau Soccer Club stalwart James “Jimmy Sparks” Narayan on Saturday afternoon. Also known as James Bennion, Narayan collapsed and died on the field of play. He played over 200 games for the

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Wood: I missed football

Chelsey Wood in action against Claudelands Rovers. Photo courtesy  in-the-back-of-the.net

Chelsey Wood is back. Western Springs’ centre back Wood has re-joined the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier Division side. Wood missed the 2016 season due to being unable to commit, after being a starting centre back for Rico Wilson’s sides at

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Women’s football in full focus

New Zealand Football Women's Development Manager delivering a presentation.

The future of women’s football was in full focus on Monday night as nearly 50 passionate club staff and volunteers gathered at Waikaraka Park for the NZF/AFF Women’s Development Event. Led by New Zealand Football’s Women’s Development Manager Holly Nixon

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Fun at the heart of girls growth

FIFA Women's Live Your Goals Tour, Bill McKinley Park Auckland, Thursday 12th February 2015. Photo: Shane Wenzlick

With the football season underway at a host of clubs in Auckland, more and more girls are making football their game with the fun-first junior experience at the centre of the rapid growth. Girls playing numbers in the Auckland Football

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Talent shines at latest FTC camp

AFF FTC Camp, Crossfield Reserve, Glendowie, Friday 21st April 2017. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / www.phototek.nz

Over 200 talented footballers descended on Crossfields Reserve over the weekend for camp one of the 2017 Auckland Football Federation Talent Centre programme. Led by former All Whites goalkeeper and Auckland Football’s Football Development Manager Jason Batty, approximately 210 boys

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Auckland sides dominate uni futsal champs

Men’s champions University of Auckland.

The country’s largest city can lay claim to possessing its best tertiary futsal players after Auckland-based teams dominated both the men’s and women’s competitions at the National University Futsal Championships. Held over the weekend at two venues in Christchurch, the

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One game at a time for TKU

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Three Kings United have started their 2017 campaign the same way as they finished their last, defeating Western Springs 3-2 in the opening round of the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League. The reigning champions completed the perfect season last year

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