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Auckland Football VS Canterbury United Pride

Sunday 16 October, 1pm William Green Domain


Message of Welcome It is with pleasure that I welcome all of our Auckland Football Federation players, coaching staff and supporters to the new National Women’s League season at William Green Domain today. Tracy Wrigley takes up the reigns as head coach with assistant Steve Upfold bringing a wealth of experience to the mix and I am sure they will both relish the task set before them. Last season saw the Auckland Football Federation’s NWL team finish in fourth just outside the playoff positions. This season Tracy and the team have set themselves targets based on these principles: Strength, Composure, Daring, Unity and giving of one’s Best in everything the team does. As a federation we are committed to developing Auckland Football into a women’s football powerhouse in the long term and developing hand in hand with our community. I wish everyone another successful season and a very warm welcome to the players and staff of the Canterbury United Pride.

I would like to offer special word of thanks to our all our sponsors, particularly Ssangyong who are a recent supporter of the federation. This year, like every other year, we have exciting programs and projects which need funding and we always welcome sponsorship from companies and community partners who are aligned to our ethos and goals. Enjoy the game, Bill MacGowan Auckland Football Federation CEO


Focus on:

Tracy Wrigley HEAD COACH

Auckland Football Federation National Women’s League coach Tracy Wrigley hits the ground running this week after an international adventure in Jordan at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. New Zealand U-17 women’s team suffered a group stage exit but finished on a high beating Jordan 5-0. Now Wrigley’s focus returns to the new NWL campaign alongside assistant coach Steve Upfold. “Steve and I have worked together coaching Pukekohe in the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League with Steve leading and me assisting. I think we are both quietly amused at our role reversal. “Overall, I think we have a good relationship. Steve and I have spoken and hopefully he will challenge stuff and speak up which will make the group stronger.” Its been four years since Auckland Football reached the final of the National Women’s League, a campaign Upfold was a part of. Upfold says the challenge to emulate that achievement remains a tough one.

“Obviously every team that’s in the National Women’s League wants to be successful with results but our first priority is to do what we can to help the players individually get better during their time with us.” “If we can do that effectively I think it gives us a chance to get into the later stages of the competition and be successful with results,” he says.


Squad Lists Auckland Canterbury Football United Pride 1 Kaitlyn Savage (GK) 2 Georgia Martin 3 Leah Mettam 4 Ally Toailoa 5 Harriet Steele 6 Emily Cooper 7 Jess Philpot 8 Nadia Pearl 9 Deven Jackson 10 Maisy Dewell 11 Hannah Kraakman 12 Dayna Manak 13 Evie Millynn 14 Monique Fischer 15 Nicole Mettam 16 Alosi Bloomfield 17 Bella Richards 18 Milly McWhirter 19 Britney Cunningham-Lee 20 Tessa Leong 21 Annie Byrne 22 Ashleigh Emery (GK) 23 Jacqui Hand 24 Jenna Dodd Coach: Tracey Wrigley Assistant: Steve Upfold Physio: Mei Morton Manager: Carol Waller

1 Victoria Esson 2 Emma Clarke 3 Rebecca Lake 4 Arna Roberts 5 Meikayla Moore 6 Lee Moaete-Cox 7 Aimee Phillips 8 Tahlia Herman-Watt 9 Lily Bray 10 Annalie Longo 11 Britneylee Nicholson 12 Gabrielle Rennie 13 Whitney Hepburn 14 Mikayla Wieblitz 15 Tianna Williams 16 Ashleigh Ward 17 Holly Pascoe 18 Arianna Whittington 19 Kayla Thomas 20 Macey Fraser 21 Hannah Hegarty 22 Jordan Woodward 23 Meike Van der Meer 24 Sophie Williams Head Coach: Mike De Bono Assistant Coach: Shane Verma GK Coach: Duncan Reed Manager: Nikki Cochrane

Match Officials

Referee: N Browning AR1: H Osborne AR2: B Rattray Fourth: W McNeely


Kiwis sign off in style New Zealand have signed off from the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in spectacular style, a Hannah Blake hattrick and a double from Sam Tawharu earning a 5-0 win over hosts Jordan. Both sides went in to the clash at the Prince Mohammed International Stadium in Al Zarqa early this morning (NZT) searching for their first win of the tournament after suffering defeats in their earlier two matches. A victory would have been hugely significant for either nation as New Zealand had only one previous success to their name at this level – secured in the inaugural event on home soil in 2008 – while tournament debutants Jordan were looking to make history with a triumph of their own. Despite neither team being able to progress past the group stages, there was therefore still much to play for and New Zealand began as if they had all the motivation in the world, needing only five minutes to open the scoring. It was the player who would go on to be the hat-trick heroine who started the rout, though it was as a provider that she first made her mark. Blake charged down the left and put in a perfect low centre for

Tawharu to turn home and give Gareth Turnbull’s side an early advantage. It was New Zealand’s first goal of the tournament and they had another to celebrate on 28 minutes as the pair swapped roles this time, Tawharu lofting a lovely ball into the path of Blake for the speedy striker to control well with her head and coolly finish past Jordan goalkeeper Rand Albustanji. Albustanji’s Kiwi counterpart was Nadia Olla – who was joined by Amber Phillips in making her first World Cup appearance – and her handling proved sound in a largely assured performance but there were few goal attempts for her to deal with as New Zealand dominated the first half. The second spell followed much the same pattern as the Kiwis continued to enjoy more of the ball and were a constant danger in attack, where Blake, Tawharu and Emma Main combined to great effect. The trio was a constant menace to the over-worked Jordan defence but the hosts showed admirable resilience to stay in the game and it wasn’t until the 76th minute that New Zealand were finally able to extend their lead. Unsurprisingly, it was player of the match Blake who claimed the third, volleying in


from close range after a Claudia Bunge cross had been inadvertently flicked into her path via the head of Jordan captain Luna Sahloul. It looked like Turnbull would have to settle for a three-goal winning margin as the game entered its final moments but Tawharu and Blake weren’t done yet. The understanding between the dynamic duo paid off yet again as Blake played Tawharu in to tuck a well-placed effort away in the 90th minute and there was still time for one more. There was a sense of déjà vu about the fifth goal as a Bunge delivery again found its way to Blake to finish off and she did so with aplomb, cushioning the ball expertly before rifling another volley into the net. It was fitting that the Three Kings United player was able to complete her hat-trick as there was also one in New Zealand’s only previous FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup win, current Football Fern Rosie White highlighting her potential eight years ago with all the goals in her country’s 3-1 win over Colombia in Wellington. The events of this morning will likewise go down in the history books as the 5-0 outcome is New Zealand’s biggest ever win at any FIFA World Cup, surpassing the hosts’ 5-1 humbling of Myanmar at the U-20 men’s event last year, a match which also took place in the capital. Turnbull was delighted to have finished on such a high note but felt the contest was not as straightforward as the scoreline might suggest. “We were very happy to come away with the win and to score five goals is always pleasing – to be able to do it at a World Cup was very special for this group,” he said. “It was great for us to start really positively and score an early goal, that

did help settle the nerves. At 2-0, I felt we were comfortable but full respect for Jordan because they made life really tough for us in the second half. They got numbers around the ball and stopped us from playing so we found it a challenge.” New Zealand had defended superbly in the previous 2-0 loss to Spain but not offered much as an attacking force and Turnbull was pleased to see a return to more offensive ways. “Our style right throughout this campaign has been to try to be dangerous when we have the ball and I don’t think we did that enough against Spain. Today we wanted to get back to playing our style of football, which is about being effective with the ball,” he said. Some members of the squad will now represent New Zealand again at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup next month in Papua New Guinea while the rest will be in action for their respective federations in the National Women’s League, which kicks off in mid-October.

Match Details New Zealand 5 (Sam Tawharu 5’, 90’, Hannah Blake 28’, 76’, 90’ + 2’) Jordan 0 New Zealand: Nadia Olla (GK), 2. Claudia Bunge, 4. Rebecca Lake, 5. Michaela Foster (c), 6. Nicole Mettam, 7. Hannah Blake, 8. Malia Steinmetz (11. Jacqui Hand 68’), 9. Sam Tawharu, 10. Grace Jale (16. ‘Alosi Bloomfield), 14. Amber Phillips, 17. Emma Main (19. Maggie Jenkins 57’) Caution: 6. Nicole Mettam 34’ Substitutes not used: 1. Anna Leat (GK), 3. Ally Toailoa, 13. Sarah Krystman, 15. Fran Grange, 18. Rose Morton, 20. Saskia Vosper, 21. Ashleigh Emery (GK) Coach: Gareth Turnbull


Statistics – 2015 Season SQUAD

Pos.

Player

Apps

Goals

2

DEF

3

Club

Elizabeth Anton

6

0

Lynn Avon United

DEF

Jess Verdon

5

0

Western Springs

4

DEF

Rebekah van Dort

7

0

Eastern Suburbs

5

DEF

Erinna Wong

2

0

Eastern Suburbs

6

DEF

Shivanthi Anthony

4

0

Three Kings United

7

FOR

Jasmine Pereira

5

1

Three Kings United

8

MID

Hayley Bowden

4

0

Fencibles United

9

FOR

Maxine Rawnsley

4

1

Fencibles United

10

MID

Maisy Dewell

3

0

Eastern Suburbs

11

MID

Nadia Pearl

7

0

Three Kings United

12

DEF

Megan Robertson

5

1

Western Springs

13

DEF

Caitlin Pritchard

6

0

Three Kings United

14

MID

Deven Jackson

6

1

Eastern Suburbs

15

MID

Hannah Kraakman

2

0

Western Springs

16

GK

Rebecca Rolls

7

0

Three Kings United

17

FOR

Jade Parris

6

2

Eastern Suburbs

18

FOR

Jessica Snell

7

0

Papatoetoe

19

DEF

Sophie Stewart-Hobbs

6

0

Three Kings United

21

FOR

Hanna English

6

0

Three Kings United

22

GK

Courtney Napa

0

0

Fencibles United

23

FOR

Jolene Muir

5

0

Western Springs

24

MID

Isabella Richards

6

0

Three Kings United

25

FOR

Lauren Mathis

2

0

Western Springs

26

DEF

Jenna Dodd

1

0

Lynn Avon United


2016 NATIONAL WO DATE

TIME

HOME TEAM

AW

R1

Sunday, 16 October

1:00pm

Auckland v Can

Sth Utd BYE

Sunday, 16 October

1:00pm

Central v Nor

Sunday, 16 October

1:00pm

WaiBOP v Cap

R2

Friday, 21 October

7:30pm

Northern v Auc

WaiBOP BYE

Sunday, 23 October

11:00am

Sunday, 23 October

1:00pm

R3

Saturday, 29 October

12:30pm

Southern United v Nor

Can Pride BYE

Sunday, 30 October

12:00pm

Central v Wa

Sunday, 30 October

1:00pm

Auckland v Cap

R4

Sunday, 6 November

1:00pm

Northern v Can

Central BYE

Sunday, 6 November

1:00pm

WaiBOP v Auc

Sunday, 6 November

2:00pm

Capital v Sou

R5

Saturday, 12 November

1:00pm

Southern United v Wa

Northern BYE

Sunday, 13 November

11:00am

Sunday, 13 November

2:00pm

R6

Sunday, 20 November

12:00pm

Central v Sou

Auckland BYE

Sunday, 20 November

1:00pm

WaiBOP v Can

Sunday, 20 November

1:30pm

Capital v Nor

R7

Saturday, 26 November

1:00pm

Southern United v Auc

Capital BYE

Sunday, 27 November

11:00am

Sunday, 27 November

1:00pm

PRE-FINAL

Sunday, 4 December

TBC

GRAND FINAL

Sunday, 11 December

TBC

Canterbury United Pride v Sou

Capital v Cen

Canterbury United Pride v Cap

Auckland v Cen

Canterbury United Pride v Cen

Northern v Wa


OMEN’S LEAGUE DRAW

WAY TEAM

VENUE

CITY

nterbury United Pride

Wiliam Green Domain, Howick

Auckland

rthern

Memorial Park

Palmerston North

pital

John Kerkhof Park

Hamilton

ckland

Domain 3, QBE Stadium

Auckland

uthern United

English Park

Christchurch

ntral

Menorial Park, Petone

Wellington

rthern

Tahuna Park

Dunedin

aiBOP

Memorial Park

Palmerston North

pital

Wiliam Green Domain, Howick

Auckland

nterbury United Pride

Domain 3, QBE Stadium

Auckland

ckland

John Kerkhof Park

Hamilton

uthern United

Menorial Park, Petone

Wellington

aiBOP

Peter Johnston Park, Mosgiel

Dunedin

pital

English Park

Christchurch

ntral

Wiliam Green Domain, Howick

Auckland

uthern United

Memorial Park

Palmerston North

nterbury United Pride

John Kerkhof Park

Hamilton

rthern

Memorial Park, Petone

Wellington

ckland

Tahuna Park

Dunedin

ntral

English Park

Christchurch

aiBOP

Domain 3, QBE Stadium

Auckland


Golden Boot 2015 Player

Results: 2015 Season

Goals

Capital Football 0-2 Auckland Football

Jade Parris

2

Football South 2-2 Auckland Football

Deven Jackson

1

Auckland Football 0-0 WaiBOP Football

Jasmine Pereira

1

Mainland Football 0-0 Auckland Football

Maxine Rawnsley

1

Auckland Football 0-2 Northern Football

Megan Robertson

1

Auckland Football 2-0 Central Football New Zealand Development 1-0 Auckland Football

Fixtures 2016 16 October

Round 1: Auckland Football v Canterbury United Pride

23 October

Round 2: Northern Football v Auckland Football

30 October

Round 3: Auckland Football v Capital Football

6 November Round 4: WaiBOP v Auckland Football 13 November Round 5: Auckland Football v Central Football 20 November Round 6: Auckland Football bye 26 November Round 7: Southern United v Auckland Football 

National Womens League PL

W

D

L

GF

GA

PTS

GD

1

Auckland Football

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Canterbury

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

Capital Football

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Central Football

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Football South

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

Northern Football

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

WaiBOP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0


Girls & Women’s Only Football Auckland Football Federation is playing host to a Girls Only Summer League over the next few weeks and we would love to see you there!

What

A Girls Only Summer League kicks off this Wednesday afternoon details below.

Ages

For more info please contact: brenda@aucklandfootball.org.nz or Phone 021 759 579

Girls Only Summer League

9-10 years playing 7v7 formation (inc GK’s)

Where Bill McKinley Park, Ireland Road, Mt Wellington

When Wednesday 19 Oct – 16 Nov

Time 4:15-5:15pm each day

Cost Team: $192 Individual: $25


Weir Rose Bowl Auckland Football Federation Flash have finished runners-up at the Weir Rose Bowl Girls competition following a heartbreaking defeat on penalties to Northland Fury. The AFF Flash defeated AFF Spirit 3-2 in the semi-finals under similar circumstances but couldn’t complete the job despite a valiant effort against the Fury in the final. Coach Angela Wallbank can be proud of her team who remain unbeaten in regulation time after four wins from four group games amassing 33 goals for and just six against in six matches. Northland Fury won the title and can also boast an unbeaten record after winning four matches in total and a draw in the group stage. The result caps off a fine Weir Rose Bowl campaign for Auckland Football Federation who saw their AFF Galaxy boys team lift their trophy after a penalty shoot-out win over WaiBOP United.

www.aucklandfootball.org.nz

Thursday 6 October 2016 Weir Rose Bowl Girls Semi Final AFF Flash 0 AFF Spirit 0 *AFF Flash won 3-2 on penalties

Weir Rose Bowl Girls Final AFF Flash 0 Northland Fury 0 Halftime: 0-0 *Northland Fury win 2-1 on penalties.


NWL - Auckland Football v Canterbury Pride