Ferns wilt amidst Portuguese pressure

New Zealand 0-5 Portugal by Denise Duffy at Waikato Stadium (17/2/23) Above: The Football Ferns’ Gabi Rennie (black shirt) eyes the ball today against Portugal. Photo: NZ Football Waikato Stadium in Kirikiriroa – Hamilton was in fantastic condition for the kickoff between the Football Ferns and Portugal. Billed as a friendly match submerged in theContinue reading “Ferns wilt amidst Portuguese pressure”

Nix pair added to New Zealand squad

13/2/23 Above: Brianna Edwards has received a late call-up to the New Zealand squad. Photo: Wellington Phoenix. Wellington Phoenix’s Brianna Edwards and Michaela Foster today joined the Football Ferns squad in Hamilton to prepare for the team’s internationals against Portugal and Argentina. Edwards, 20, has been called up to replace first-choice goalkeeper Vic Esson, whoContinue reading “Nix pair added to New Zealand squad”

Five Phoenix stars called up for Football Ferns

9/2/23 Above: New Zealand players huddle before a match. Their latest squad has been revealed. Photo: stuff.co.nz. Five Wellington Phoenix players have been called into the Football Ferns for their upcoming home internationals against Portugal and Argentina. Veteran midfielder Betsy Hassett, first-choice forward Paige Satchell, and young defender Mackenzie Barry have kept their places inContinue reading “Five Phoenix stars called up for Football Ferns”

Paige Satchell: Connecting and growing with Wellington Phoenix

In the latest of our weekly Midweek Dub series of interviews with A-League Women players, Wellington Phoenix’s Paige Satchell speaks about her footballing journey, experiences in Europe, and her pride at being able to represent her country’s first professional women’s team (1/2/23). Above: Paige Satchell (right) in action for Wellington Phoenix in their first-ever gameContinue reading “Paige Satchell: Connecting and growing with Wellington Phoenix”

Football Ferns break NZ attendance record as USA dominate

New Zealand 0-5 United States of America by Denise Duffy at Eden Park for Impetus (21/1/23) Above: New Zealand’s Ali Riley wins a header against the USA’s Ashley Sanchez. Photo: NZ Football. It was a historic day for women’s football in Aotearoa / New Zealand. For their second match against the USWNT, a record-breaking 12,721Continue reading “Football Ferns break NZ attendance record as USA dominate”

Nix ALW Stars In NZ Squad As Ferns Return Home At Last

From Wellington Phoenix (31/10/22) Above: The Football Ferns are heading home to play internationals for the first time in four years. Photo: Friends of Football. Five Wellington Phoenix players have been named in the New Zealand squad for the two homecoming internationals against South Korea during the November international window. Betsy Hassett, Paige Satchell, KateContinue reading “Nix ALW Stars In NZ Squad As Ferns Return Home At Last”

Wales And Ferns Share The Spoils

Wales 0-0 New Zealand (in Pinatar, Spain) by Martin Townley (29/6/22) Above: Combative action between Wales and New Zealand yesterday. Photo: PhotoSport NZ. Wales and New Zealand played out a goalless draw on a sunny evening in Spain.  In a competitive encounter, both teams created chances despite not being at their best.  Indeed, the Football FernsContinue reading “Wales And Ferns Share The Spoils”

Grainger And Ingle: Wales Are Going In The Right Direction

Impetus’ Martin Townley was in today’s Wales media conference and heard from head coach Gemma Grainger and captain Sophie Ingle (27/6/22). Above: Gemma Grainger at today’s media conference. Photo: FAW. Wales manager Gemma Grainger spoke to the media ahead of her side’s friendly international against New Zealand. The match on Tuesday will take place inContinue reading “Grainger And Ingle: Wales Are Going In The Right Direction”

Wales Announce New Zealand Friendly

The Welsh will be taking on the Football Ferns next month. We hear all the details and the views of Wales head coach Gemma Grainger (5/5/22). Gemma Grainger’s Wales will take on New Zealand, next year’s joint World Cup hosts, in an international challenge match on Tuesday 28th June (KO 18:00 BST) in the PinatarContinue reading “Wales Announce New Zealand Friendly”

Matildas v Football Ferns Gallery

Impetus’ Kris Goman was pitchside for us in Canberra last week. In her third photo gallery from the game, she brings you the best of the match action (18/4/22). Above: Sam Kerr prepares to shoot. Photo: Kris Goman. Kris’ two other galleries from the match can be seen here: Post-Match photos: https://impetusfootball.org/2022/04/14/post-match-gallery-matildas-v-football-ferns/ Aivi Luik headContinue reading “Matildas v Football Ferns Gallery”