An intriguing title battle has been set up in the Futsal National League with defending champions Auckland lying in third place after Series One in Napier.
The charge to ASB Women's League glory is being led by a trio of sides with Auckland Football among them after posting a pair of wins in the opening weeks of the campaign.
Defending champions Auckland kick off their Futsal National League campaign today as the side the seven other challengers will be looking to beat after claiming two titles in the past three years.
The fifth edition of the Futsal National League kicks off on Friday with eight teams from the seven football federations competing in Series One of the competition over three days at Napierís Pettigrew Green Arena.
Ten of the Auckland Football regionís most committed volunteers have had their efforts recognised with an AFF Long Service Medal marking their invaluable contribution to the sport.
Reacting positively to quickly-changing situations is something top level goalkeepers are used to and, for teenager Oliver Sail, a phone call from All Whites coach Anthony Hudson on Wednesday was the latest test of his sharp reflexes.
The freshly-announced Football Ferns squad is dominated by Aucklanders with the majority of the line-up having strong links to clubs throughout the region.
Here is all the FTC Term 4 boys training information. The start date is Wednesday 22 October.
Here is all the FTC Term 4 girls training information. The start date is Monday 20 October.
Time is running out to sign up for the World Football Academy courses with reknowned coach educator Raymond Verheijen as registrations are set to close on October 13.
The ASB Womenís League has begun in winning fashion for Auckland Football with a 2-1 triumph over Capital Football at William Green Domain on Sunday.