With football riding a wave of popularity not seen in New Zealand for nearly 30 years, the stadium is showcasing the round-ball code from grassroots to international level, featuring the game’s leading male and female talent and rising stars….

Marshall has been named as assistant academy manager at Championship club Portmsouth and will help to recruit 14 to 19-year-olds, as well as coach the club’s U-19 side.He will work under director of youth operations Paul Smalley, who worked…

Touati, who works in the Oceania region as part of the FIFA-funded Refereeing Assistance Programme (RAP), is responsible for the fitness levels of the match officials within the OFC member associations and is part of an elite group to…

The tournament takes place at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland from September 29 to October 8 and Fiji are in Group B alongside Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tonga. Hosts and defending champions New Zealand head Group A…

In her rookie season – she was drafted 10th overall by Gold Pride in January – Riley has been a constant presence at full back for the Pride, with only Canadian striker Christine Sinclair and Brazilian superstar Marta playing…

Moorwood signs for Chelsea

The new Football Association-backed Super League launches in March as an eight-team professional league, superseding the FA Women’s Premier League as the top women’s competition in England. Chelsea finished third to Arsenal and Everton in the final two seasons…

Twin threat inspires Vanuatu

And steering the team to their only victory at Singapore 2010 were a pair of twin brothers.Born on 3 December 1995 in Port Vila, Raoul and Michel are the given names of the two Coulon siblings. Deployed as a…

Coach Mark Bourdoulous and his men have holed themselves up at the Charles J. Dempsey Football Academy, a facility based at the OFC headquarters at Mt Smart Stadium.The purpose of the trip is to hone their skills with daily…