Football

Phoenix succumb to weather and Wanderers in 3-0 defeat

Results didn’t go Wellington Phoenix’s way on the weekend as the football team were soundly beaten 3-0 at home by Western Sydney Wanderers. The Westpac Stadium game was the Phoenix’s first defeat of the A-league 2018/19 season. The tough weather conditions had an effect on both teams with long passes going astray for the majority …

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Northern Lights shine over Capital 

The Northern Lights continued their unbeaten start to the National Women’s League season, earning a 4-1 triumph at the expense of Capital at Petone on Saturday. Claudia Bunge (Northern Lights) and Meisha Boone (Capital). Photo by Dave Webster by Luke Jackson While Capital boasts senior international experience in Football Fern Anna Green, Northern’s squad includes five …

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Capital Football grab first win of season

Capital Football have beaten Central, 5-0, in their second game of the National Women’s League season. Kelsi Rutene (Capital) takes on Aimee Aitkins (Central). Photo by Dave Webster After a disheartening 5-0 loss to Canterbury the previous weekend, Capital bounced back on Sunday against Central at Massey University in Palmerston North. The 2010-2011 champions got off …

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Capital Football mourns death of president John Beldham

John Beldham, president of Capital Football since its inception in 2001, died this last Wednesday aged 89. “John was an extremely active and beloved member of the Football community, spending countless hours being involved with the game,” Capital Football said in a statement. “John’s continued commitment and contribution to Football in Wellington and his passion …

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Season tickets offered by Phoenix in diversity offering

The Wellington Phoenix football club will offer 2018/19 season tickets for recently resettled refugees and people from low socioeconomic communities as part of their Football Diversity and Inclusion Programme. By Luke Jackson. Photo of Rakesh Naidoo by Malcolm Wood The FDIP is an initiative between Wellington Phoenix, the Human Rights Commission, Red Cross, ChangeMakers, Multicultural NZ and …

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