Yearly Archives: 2017

From the Head of Competitions

Well the season is now upon us, where did Jan, Feb and March go. A lot of coaches and players may be new to the game and for some the following information may be good to refresh your memory. The

Posted in Uncategorised

John Key looks forward to football’s growth

ISPS Announcement, 27 March 2017

Former Prime Minister John Key is excited to see football go to a new level in this country. The former leader of New Zealand, who stepped down in December, was named yesterday as the Patron and Ambassador for one of

Posted in Front Page News - Mainland, slider

Women’s Development Events in store


Do you want to help develop women’s football in your club, school or community? Do you want to empower, support and encourage girls and women to get into football? Over the next couple of months each federation is hosting a

Posted in Front Page News - Mainland, Latest Opinion, slider

ISPS Handa Premiership announced


New Zealand Football is pleased to announce funding partner, ISPS Handa, will sponsor the ISPS Handa Premiership for the next three years, with the representation of the Right Honourable former Prime Minister John Key as ISPS Handa Patron and International

Posted in Front Page News - Mainland, slider

Review Round 2 MPL/WPL 2017


Mainland Premier League 2017 Ferrymead Bays are the only team in the Mainland Premier League (MPL) with a perfect record after they defeated neighbours Coastal Spirit 1 – 0. Cashmere Technical and Nelson Suburbs both maintained their unbeaten run when

Posted in Front Page News - Mainland, slider

Wellington book repeat final in thrilling fashion

Team Wellington Celebrate a goal during the Premiership semi-final football match between Wellington & Waitakere at David Farrington Park in Miramar on Sunday the 26th March 2017. Copyright Photo by Marty Melville /

The Stirling Sports Premiership final will be a repeat of last year’s showdown between Auckland City and Team Wellington after the latter defeated Waitakere United on penalties this afternoon to finally settle a 12-goal thriller. With Wellington the league’s top

Posted in Front Page News - Mainland, slider

Auckland City and Hawkes Bay United get ready for semi-final


The depth of the minor premiers Auckland City will be tested in the Stirling Sports Premiership semi-finals this weekend when they host Hawke’s Bay United without three of their starting line-up. All White Clayton Lewis is playing in the FIFA

Posted in Front Page News - Mainland, slider

Canterbury United Prize Giving

Prize giving

Aaron Spain walked away from last night’s Canterbury United prizegiving as the 2016/17 ‘Player of the Year’.  (Pictured with Willy Gerdsen) In a first for Canterbury United, the 5 entities came together for one event, acknowledging individual performances in Football

Posted in Front Page News - Mainland, slider

WPL/MPL Preview | Round 2


The Mainland Women’s Premier League (WPL) commences on Saturday, after Round 1 games were deferred last Saturday due to many players involved with last weekend’s ACFC Under 17 Tournament. All seven teams are back from 2016, with three full rounds

Posted in Front Page News - Mainland, slider

Up-skill in your coaching


The Mainland Football Technical Team are running the below courses over the next two weekends and we have space available. Whether you are a new coach or just wanting to up-skill, these courses will assist in taking your coaching to

Posted in Coaches, Front Page News - Mainland, slider, Uncategorised