Junior Coach of the Year finalists named

The hunt to find the McDonald’s Junior Football Coach of the Year has been narrowed down to 21 people after three regional finalists were found in each federation. The shortlists were drawn from over 500 nominations across the country, which

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Lilywhites appoint Danny Hay

Eastern Suburbs AFC have announced the resignation of ISPS Handa Premiership coach Malcolm McPherson. McPherson led the Lilywhites to a fifth placed finish on their return to the top flight of New Zealand football last season. A statement by Eastern Suburbs

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Historic Futsal Ferns squad named

The players who will make history as part of New Zealand’s first ever female national futsal team have been revealed after the naming of the inaugural Futsal Ferns squad. Coached by Nic Downes, the 14-strong line-up will open a new

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Nominations fly in for McDonald’s Coach of the Year

The McDonald’s Junior Coach of the Year Award has attracted even more interest than in its inaugural edition with over 500 selfless volunteers being put forward in 2017. Nominations for the competition closed last month and each of New Zealand

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Vacancy: AFF Football Development Officer

Auckland Football is seeking applications for the position of Football Development Officer. Based out of the organisation’s offices at Mt Smart Stadium in Penrose, the position is a key part of the Technical Development staff of the federation. Focussed on

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McFarland takes reins of Auckland City youth team

Auckland City FC announced today the appointment of Central United’s Aaron McFarland as coach of the club’s National Youth League team for 2017. McFarland, who was co-coach of the Auckland City FC first team in 2011-12 alongside incumbent Ramon Tribulietx,

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Thrilling semi-finals in store

There is plenty to look forward to as the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup and Women’s Knockout Cup enter crunch time with massive match-ups the order of the day in the semi-finals for both competitions. The official draw for each was

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Auckland teams dominate national Cups

The semi-finals of the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup will largely be an Auckland affair after only one side from outside the country’s largest city, Cashmere Technical from Christchurch, made it through a thrilling weekend of quarter-final action. Among the victims

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Coach Education programmes switch focus

Auckland Football courses switch focus from community-based programmes to coaches aspiring to work with and get the best out of talented players. In September, the NZF Junior Level 3 Coaching Award will take place at Lloyd Elsmore Park. This course

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Hudson names strong squad for Solomon Islands

All Whites coach Anthony Hudson has named his most experienced squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against the Solomon Islands in September. Winston Reid, who was ruled out of the FIFA Confederations Cup because of knee surgery, returns

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