Giving back to the game has its benefits.

Steve and Christine Horne are first and foremost, Football Fans. They both love football and always have. Having spent most of their lives living in the USA and were big supporters of particularly the US National Team. So, when they returned to New Zealand, they decided to attach themselves to Football in New Zealand. “We...
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Plans unveiled for FIFA Women’s World Cup bid

New Zealand Football and Football Federation Australia have unveiled their vision to host the first ever FIFA Women’s World CupTM in the Asia-Pacific region in 2023, in what would also be the first ever co-confederation hosted FIFA World CupTM.  The plans, which would see the tournament’s opening game take place in Auckland’s Eden Park, with Sydney’s 70,000-capacity...
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Ferns and Matildas back historic World Cup bid

Leading players from the Football Ferns and Westfield Matildas have thrown their support behind the decision for Australia and New Zealand to bid ‘As One’ to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in Asia-Pacific in 2023. New Zealand’s Rosie White and Australia’s Sam Kerr both believe the tournament would offer profound benefits for the game,...
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FIFA legend to open Logan Park Turf

Columbia international Juan Pablo Angel will be visiting Dunedin at the start of November, as part of the FIFA Legends Programme, and will be officially opening Logan Park Turf. The men’s team kick-off their season against Tasman United at home at 4pm and Angel will be launching the Turf along with a festival just before...
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Suburbs claim maiden Kate Sheppard Cup

Eastern Suburbs have won the NZ Football Foundation Kate Sheppard Cup for the first time after defeating Coastal Spirit 4-0 in the final at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland this afternoon.   The Mauro Donoso-coached side, who had made the final twice before in 2005 and 2017, claimed their first cup win and also completed...
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Coastal up for the challenge

Coastal Spirit know they are underdogs in this weekend’s NZ Football Foundation Kate Sheppard Cup final but they don’t have to look too far to find inspiration of what is possible. In 2018, Dunedin Technical arrived as considerable underdogs in their final against Forrest Hill Milford United but they delivered an incredible performance to secure...
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Suburbs chasing historic double

There aren’t many honours in domestic football that haven’t already graced the Eastern Suburbs trophy cabinet. But one has so far eluded the Auckland-based club and that could change on Sunday when the NZ Football Foundation Kate Sheppard Cup final is held at North Harbour Stadium. Suburbs will take on Christchurch’s Coastal Spirit and will...
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Cup finals live on SKY Sport

New Zealand Football is pleased to announce the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup and NZ Football Foundation Kate Sheppard Cup finals will both be shown live on SKY Sport. Coastal Spirit will take on Eastern Suburbs in the Kate Sheppard Cup final with kick off from 12pm. Coastal Spirit, who defeated Wellington United 1-0 after captain Chloe...
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Match details confirmed for Semi-Finals

The match details for the semi-finals of the NZ Football Foundation Kate Sheppard Cup have now been confirmed. The semi-finals of the Kate Sheppard Cup will be held on 24-25 August. NZ Football Foundation Kate Sheppard Cup Semi-Finals Saturday 24 August Wellington United vs Coastal SpiritNewtown Park, 1pm Sunday 25 August Hamilton Wanderers vs Eastern...
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Massive match-ups in cups

The draw for the quarter-finals of the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup and semi-finals of the NZ Football Foundation Kate Sheppard Cup have been conducted as the business ends of both competitions approach. The quarter-finals of the Chatham Cup will take place on the weekend of 3-4 August while the semi-finals of the Kate Sheppard Cup...
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