Girls & Womens

Futsal W-League underway

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

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 /

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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Q&A: Taelor Parker

Taelor Parker is committed to coaching as a career path. Photo: Photosport NZ

While away in Wellington this week on the Female Only Senior Level 2 coaching award, Auckland Football caught up with Papakura City FC and FTC coach Taelor Parker on her experience and plans for the future. Q: What prompted you to apply

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SURVEY – Youth Girls/Senior Womens Competitions


Auckland Football is currently assessing the suitability of the Youth Girls and Senior Women’s Competition pathway and we need your help. We are looking for feedback from Girls and Women’s players from 10th grade and above about their competition and

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VIDEO PROFILE – Harriet Steele


Auckland Football Federation caught up with Harriet Steele at the recent Federation Talent Centre held at Crossfields Reserve to get her take on her journey in football towards coaching, her ambitions for the craft, the challenges that lie ahead and much

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Wood: I missed football

Chelsey Wood in action against Claudelands Rovers. Photo courtesy

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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Referee Focus – Hilary Osborne


Auckland Football Federation continues our monthly focus on match officials from all levels of the game within our region as we meet Hilary Osborne Auckland Football Federation recognises the contribution of its match officials and in the ongoing mission to recruit

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Talent shines at latest FTC camp

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

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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