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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Get sporty on the weekend

Touch, rugby, football and cricket – let’s hope we get those forecasted fine breaks! The annual Pasifika Choice Family Touch Tournament is on at Hutt Park, Seaview from 9.00am through 4.00pm on Saturday, supported by Pacific Health Service – Hutt Valley. This fun, family health and wellness touch tournament is held every year on the …

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Phoenix now confident of future in A-League

Wellington Phoenix general manager David Dome says the club is confident about their future in the A-League following significant changes at Football Federation Australia. Story by RNZ Photo by Photosport / RNZ The A-League is set to break away from the FFA after the governing body accepted constitutional changes allowing more of the games stake …

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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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Nine Wellington players in NZ’s FIFA U17 squad

Nine Wellington Phoenix Academy players are included in New Zealand’s FIFA U17 squad for the upcoming tournament in the Solomon Islands. By Luke Jackson The tournament will run from 9 to 22 September, and 20 players have been named for the squad by head coach José Figueira. Phoenix Academy Director, Paul Temple, is excited by …

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