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Fun at the heart of girls growth

FIFA Women's Live Your Goals Tour, Bill McKinley Park Auckland, Thursday 12th February 2015. Photo: Shane Wenzlick

With the football season underway at a host of clubs in Auckland, more and more girls are making football their game with the fun-first junior experience at the centre of the rapid growth. Girls playing numbers in the Auckland Football

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Talent shines at latest FTC camp

AFF FTC Camp, Crossfield Reserve, Glendowie, Friday 21st April 2017. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / www.phototek.nz

Over 200 talented footballers descended on Crossfields Reserve over the weekend for camp one of the 2017 Auckland Football Federation Talent Centre programme. Led by former All Whites goalkeeper and Auckland Football’s Football Development Manager Jason Batty, approximately 210 boys

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Auckland sides dominate uni futsal champs

Men’s champions University of Auckland.

The country’s largest city can lay claim to possessing its best tertiary futsal players after Auckland-based teams dominated both the men’s and women’s competitions at the National University Futsal Championships. Held over the weekend at two venues in Christchurch, the

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One game at a time for TKU

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Three Kings United have started their 2017 campaign the same way as they finished their last, defeating Western Springs 3-2 in the opening round of the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League. The reigning champions completed the perfect season last year

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AFF Pre Season Cup comes to a close

AFF Pre-Season Cup, Boys Winners, Onehunga Sports, McLennan Park, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 26th March 2017. Photo: David Joseph / www.phototek.nz

The second edition of the Auckland Football Federation Pre Season Cup wrapped up on Sunday with Onehunga Sports taking out the boy’s competition, while Ellerslie topped the girl’s standings. Onehunga, coached by Leigh Kenyon, booked their spot in the final

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‘Toe youngster scoops MVP award

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Britney Cunningham-Lee is a name to watch out for in the years to come. The 16-year old Papatoetoe AFC Women’s Premier striker recently captained her clubs U-17 side at the Youth Football Development Trust U-17 Tournament where her side made

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Inspiration and enjoyment – Liz Anton

New Zealand U-20 International Liz Anton with  players at the Bucklands Beach AFC club festival.

As part of the Auckland Football Federation’s drive to encourage youth participation, a major roll-out of FIFA’s popular Live Your Goals program was held in Auckland over the past fortnight.  The campaign, which was initially launched to coincide with the

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Live your goals week a success

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Auckland Football Federation Head of Women’s Football Steven Upfold runs the rule over FIFA Live Your Goals Week and looks to the future for the girls and women’s game in the region. Building off the back of a series of

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O’Brien passing experience to next gen

Eastern Suburbs team-mates Kate Seatter, Leah Mettam and Tayla O'Brien celebrate a goal v Hamilton Wanderers. NRFL, Northern Region Football League Premier Women, Hamilton Wanderers v Eastern Suburbs, Porritt Stadium, Hamilton, Sunday 10th July 2016. Photo: Grant Stantiall / www.phototek.nz

Eastern Suburbs’ Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League star Tayla O’Brien has found the perfect way to pass on her experience to the next generation. The former Junior Football Fern moved to Suburbs in 2016, having previously turned out for Lynn

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Football a family affair for Osborne

AR Hilary Osborne in action. NRFL Northern Region Football League Women's Premier Division, Eastern Suburbs AFC v Glenfield Rovers, Madills Farm Auckland, Sunday 3rd April 2016. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / www.phototek.nz

For Hilary Osborne it was never going to be a matter of if she’d be involved in football it was more a matter of when and how. As a youngster, Osborne grew up in a family that loved football. She

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