The FIFA U20s World Cup 2015, New Zealand

2014 - Match Prog 11 here,
previous Progs - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

check out Rab Otago Facebook page - here

Matches at Invercargill and Nelson...

Seniors play Wellington Phoenix in Invers on Sunday, and Southern Youth travel to Nelson
more here...

Cliffhanger at Forrester

Lewis dumped.... Was this in the Box ?
For more info and Pics - click here...

Bye for Seniors, but Youth play WaiBOP

Kevin Scoullar's Southern Youth side at Forrester on Sunday. 1 pm
while Women travel to Chch for last game - more here..

Kev's Lads Draw 1-1
Sth Utd Youth came home with a point, after drawing 1-1 in Manawatu on Sunday.
Not bad considering that Manawatu beat Hawkes Bay by 7-nil last week.
Well done lads.

Capital Bankrupts Football South..

Don't worry Bill, bad enough though, Capital Football beat our women, 4-nil..
For a few words, and lots of pics - try here

Do it Again ? ......Boom ! Boom ! Sure Can...

Another top performance from the Southern United lads, beating
Waitakere 2-1.... and loving it.... More here.

Macs for NZ Exec ? - McGarry and McGowan

Mike McGarry and Dougal McGowan aim for places on the Exec.
McGarry (49) is one of 10 candidates for four spots available
on the executive committee of New Zealand Football.
Otago Boys' High School deputy rector Dougal McGowan
is also seeking a spot on the NZFA executive committee.

Can Southern do it Again ?

Last weeks brilliant win in Canterbury lifts the bar for Southern United,
for Waitakere Preview, including a trip down memory lane ... Plus Youth & Womens games
click here

All Whites v China

AWs in action against China on Saturday 15 November 
Watch on SKY Sport 1 from 12.30am.

Futsal, National Tourney

Futsal South third on table, National Results and News - here

Struggles at Forrester and Tahuna

The Sth United Youth team climbed back into the match with Wairarapa,
but the F South women fell prey to two quick goals at Tahuna. more here

Lots of Joy in Canterbury

Terrific performance by Southern United to beat the Dragens in their lair..
Pics and match details - here

No Joy in Derby v. Canterbury

Centreback Matt Joy not available ..
But plenty Sunday action as Sth Utd Youth play Wairarapa on Forrester at 1pm
and the Football South Women take on Central at Tahuna. same time, more here

FTC takes over Tahuna..

Plenty Poles and Cones and Coaches at Tahuna this week, more here

Wanderers Grab Win, 3-1
That first half Ridden goal and Joy melted in the second half... more here

FSth Womens Committee

At its meeting this week, the Board of Football South
resolved to form a Women's Committee. More here

Sth Utd Youth face Wanderers
Only one point separates these ASB teams, Tahuna, Sunday at 1 pm.
Get along and support Halloween Kev and the Lads -

more here

Late Goals Sink FSouth Women
A slow start, then a strong second half to come back to 1-1
but the NZ Development Squad scored in minutesd 85 and 88 to win 3-1. - more here

Holly Johnstone headed equaliser from corner...

Aucks just too Good, 3-nil loss
Bit of a lesson, but shows Coach Fridge the standard required.. more here

Here Come the Aucks

Last year - 10 nil loss
' No stroll in the park this time,' says Fridge
Kick-off 1 pm on Saturday at the FB Stadium - Free Entry. more here

Furious Fun at Futsal

Quite a crowd at the Edgar, lots of Futsalistas... more

Another Win For Sth Utd Youth
In superb sunny conditions at Tahuna park, the Lads romped into third place on the
ASB Yth League, with a 2-1 win over Wellington, - More here...

Prize Scalp to Otago

OK, its only a pre-season match, but its a while since we beat Canty,
and coach Fridge appreciates the boost to morale.
' After a moderate first half, we did well in the second...'
More here...

Weekend Chock Full of Football
Four helpings of Football as Southern heads for Timaru to play Canty
The Youth side plays Wellington on Sunday, Tahuna at 1 pm,
The Football South Women travel to Auckland, and Futsal heads for Napier
previews here ...

Plethora of Chances - but ...

Football South Women had a very good first half, when they might have scored a couple... but the Northen Football side had a nice balance of Experience and zing. A 2-nil loss. More here....

Brilliant 3-1 Win over Hawkes Bay

4 points from two tough Away games - well done lads, more here..

Free Entry to FB Stadium

Entry to the Stadium will be free of charge for all of the ASB Premiership home games ,
played at Forsyth Barr Stadium during the 2014-15 season, according to Sth Utd.

Women's Nat Lg Starts on Sunday !
Dave Martin-Chambers and Hayley Stirling's Football South's Womens side
takes on the Northern Federation team at Tahuna, 1 pm on Sunday
Get along and support..... more here

14th Grade, Sth Island Champs
Tuesday to Thursday, Logan Park, for Teams, Times, Grounds and Pics,
Otago plays at 10 am on Thursday....for new pics and results - click here

New Referee Recruits in Action
The latest intake of young Referees swung into Action
in the South Island tournament at Logan park - more here

Promising start for Southern Youth

inspired away game against top Auckland side. To bring a point back was great
and - it might have been three..... more here

Wintry Match in Invers..

A Test of Character for All... including the cameraman...
But Mike Fridge is assessing and assembling his team ....
more here....

Sth United Youth v Aucks
Tough away match on Sunday for Kevin and the Lads -
Auckland defending its triple crown, more here...

Football South Awards 2014
Hot off the press, read who got the medals and Cups ?
more here, plus comparison with Canty and Southland Awards...

Womens Nat Lg.

Good Blow Out against the 14th Grade Lads, who have a big
Tourney at Logan Park next week, more here

Ripper of a Trial Match
The clock is ticking for Southern United's Youth team, they play
Auckland City Youth, 5th Oct 2 pm. at the Croatian Club ground thats
just Seven Sleeps....


New Chilean midfielder Eder Franchini shows his hurdling technique at Tahuna
More pics and words here

ASB Nat. Womens Draw..2014
first game 1 pm at home, Sunday 12th October
versus Northern, at University Oval, Dunedin

Training at Tahuna -
Match tween Seniors and Youth
Quite a good Blow out, in perfect sunny conditions,
check out the pics here...

and it was a goal ..

Youth Team Squad - senior Coach Kev Scoullar
Joshua Dijkstra - Green Island AFC
Tyrrell Barringer-Tahiri - Roslyn Wakari AFC
Nikita Meglinski – Green Island AFC
Keegan Taig - Mosgiel AFC
Joe Clark - University AFC
Mat Mitchell – Green Island AFC
Jesse Smith – Green Island AFC
Kieran McIntyre - Roslyn Wakari AFC
Cody Brook - Mosgiel AFC
Rahan Ali - Mosgiel AFC
Rupert Mark - University AFC
Riley Anderton - Mosgiel AFC
Truth Toheriri - Northern
Heta Scarf-Mathews – Dn. Technical AFC
Conner Neil – Green Island AFC
Bob Cox - Northern
Lewis Jackson - Caversham AFC
Ben Kiore – Green Island AFC
Matt Kelly - Mosgiel AFC
Jeremy Fong - Northern
Nathan Wilkie - Northern
Sam Cosgrove - Caversham AFC
Mark Burnett – Green Island AFC
Jack Boland – Old Boys AFC
Mitchell Carter- Caversham AFC
Liam Whittaker - Dunedin Technical AFC
Tom Stevens - Mosgiel AFC. 

The Team will be assisted by Richard Kerr-Bell (Assistant Coach)
and Liz Dijkstra (Manager).

From Mosgiel to Mumbai

Defender Colin Falvey has spiced his career by signing for
Kerala Blasters in the India Super League, more here

Referees Course
Season's over - now is the time for a new Challenge...
Date : Saturday 20th September,     Time : 9.00am until 4pm
at Roslyn Wakari Clubrooms, Frasers Road, Dunedin.
Cost : $30 per person ( please bring to course )

register here .....Wilson James, 0272097228

Last of the FPL ...

Scintillating start by Varsity 2-nil up after 20 minutes,
but Roslyn-Wakari bounced back to win 6-2 at Tahuna, on Saturday.
oodles of action pics - here

Womens Day
Full Day of Fun for those who attended and played at the FB Stadium on Friday
More here...

special guest Maia Jackman and organiser Shane Carvell,

Young players achieve.... plus
Womens Day. Friday 12th at the FB Stadium
All Whites Cam Howieson and Joel Stevens play against Uzbekistan,

and big Friday coming up at the FB Stadium, from
10am-2pm - Girls Primary School Football Festival  (Maia Jackman will be in attendance)
4.30pm-5.30pm -  Mums And Daughters (‘Have a Go’)
6pm - 8pm – National Women’s League Open Training Session

NZ Icon, Maia Jackman - versus USA in Chicago...
Maia Jackman – fact file, ‘A’ Internationals, Played: 50 (2 as captain), Goals: 12
Debut: August 6, 1993 v Canada (0-0), Last game: October 6, 2010 v Solomon Islands (8-0).

Penultimate FPL game

Mike Rae in action..Dunedin Tech v Roslyn at Tahuna, More here...

Chinese Charity Cup 2014

Bit of a battle at Tahuna for the Cup. more pics here

NZSS Girls Tourney in Dunedin
Action aplenty as the Girls turn on a week of skills,
words and pics here....

Joel Stevens joins Cam Howieson.. AWs

two Dunedin lads make All White selection more here

Green Island Grabs Late 2-2 Draw

plus some action pics here ...

Mini World Cups at Kettle

Great day for hundreds of kids, loads of Pics here...,,

Trick or Treat at Tonga

Top stuff at Tonga park, plus some strange FPL results.. here,

Postcards from Brazil...

Quite a few local lads sunning themselves at the World Cup in Rio,
should make local games here, quite interesting... more here...

Tech Progress 4-2 in Cup...

It was a right old battle at the Caledonian ground but
after a tight first half, Technical emerged worthy winners more here

Frail Form in FPL - now the Cup...

A dominant second half by Dunedin Technical earned a 5-nil win in FPL
- and today, Monday - its Chatham Cup time, more here

Weather's on the Improve for FPL

Just checkin my iPhone barometer... Preview more here

Inclement Weather for FPL

But this guys full of the Joys of Spring at Ellis Park,
More FPL drama, gales and sleet - here

Squeeze is ON ! in FPL

Weekend Preview - Congestion in midtable, with Cavvy at Top
and Queenstown trailing bottom, more here

U20 WC Roadshow hits Dunedin..

Ticket Info, and Trophy pics, and lots of Fun,
at the Edgar Centre, more here

Three Spotkicks in 2-2 Draw...

FPL now compressed with five teams covered by four points ...
More pics and words - here

Nat. League Coaching Options & FPL Preview
Maybe there are more coaching options around than
generally thought - check out some names.... here

Southern United Senior Coach Advert
entries close, Wednesday June 4th 5pm 2014.
More details here

Chatham Cup, Varsity v Melchester

A bit like the Oval bunching ? Match Report here

Chatham Cup

Full round of Chatham Cup - here

School Futsal Swarms at the Edgar
Swarms of Youngsters at the School Futsal, Edgar Stadium on Wednesday...
More pics - tons of them - here

FPL Upsets on Field and Off...

The good news for Caversham was its hard earned 3-1 win over Mosgiel at Tahuna park on Saturday, but the bad news was a six month suspension for the clubs star striker Tom Jackson.
More news and pics - here

FPL Preview and Kids Fun at the Edgar
Here comes Round 6 of the FPL, plus - say hello to the brand new Womens FDO
Hayley Stirling, who attended the fun sessions on Thursday, and played 'Keepy Uppy...'

For More FPL words and picks click here,
for more kids pics, check this out here

Caversham 5, Technical 1
Caversham rampant, Mosgiel retains Shield, Varsity grabs last minute winner
Roslyn boy gets two goals, its all happening... more here

Preview and Talent Centres

Talent Centres and FPL Weekend Preview
Click around here...

Plainsmen grab BD Challenge Trophy

Mosgiel completed a rapid turnaround by beating Roslyn-Wakari
3-1 at Ellis, and taking the BD Challenge Trophy back over the hills with them,

more words and pics here

Roslyn Grabs BD Challenge Trophy

A 3-2 win at Tahuna over Technical earned the Trophy
More pics and match reports here ...

Easter Matches & Coach Adverts...

More words and pics - here

Another Six goals for Tech ...
Plainsmen mowed down at Memorial, Caversham survives scare from Queenstown,
and the Scarfies move into third place ... more here

90 second Season for Regan...

Regan Coldicott ligament damage after 90 secs - out for 6-8 weeks
weekend Previews here

Red Cards and Drama at Cale...
FPL Rnd 1 matches, - more pics and words here...

Weekend Prev here
and full FPL Preview, here...

Sth United End of Season Function
details here....

Dn Tech Wins U17 Final !
more here

Chch Mainland Prems starts Saturday 22 March

Joseph Hall (Universities) and Xavier (Coastal Spirit) will be making their MPL coaching debuts while Danny Halligan (Ferrymead Bays) and Deane Hutchison (Nomads) will be back in the dugout with their new clubs. On the individual goal scoring front there is likely to be an exciting battle between Coastal’s Gareth Turnbull (71 goals) and Bays Russell Kamo (70) from surpassing the present all time record tally of 79 held by multi Golden Boot-holder Keith Grosvenor (Halswell/Burnside).
To promote Football in Christchurch - there will be a triple header at ASB Football Park on Saturday 22 March. What a good idea eh? The 4th game is played in Nelson on Sunday.

Mornington Refs
Old club aims for lots of qualified Refs
in the Referees Week push for Match Officials, more here

Bonny day at Prospect and Forrester as Warm Up matches got Hotter
More here .... 21 pics at Facebook, RabOtago here

Cheaper tickets for the FIFA U20s
More here ...

Ref Recruiting Week Kicks Off
More here ...
Introductory Meeting, 7pm to 8pm, Monday 24th March  ,
Football South Office, Sport Otago,
40 Logan Park Drive, Dunedin
For more information contact Referee Development Officer Wilson James,
Call or text 027 209 7228, or

Milk Cup Sponsorship Scare
A wee frightener, as the lads train for 2014 - more here..

Wellington 3, Sth United 1

interesting Yth match, and warm-up game pics from Saturday, here

Milk Cup at Forrester
Enthusiastic lads working hard preparing for Irish trip in July
some pics here

Southern Utd v Wellington, and Saturday pics
plus Sats pre-season match pics
check 'em out here...

Southern Utd v Wellington, plus 'Friendlies.'
Last Youth game of the season - at Tahuna, Sunday, 1 pm,
plus on Saturday a few pre-season warm up matches. More here..

Fsouth Utd Youth win !

Off the Bottom of the ASB Yth League !
We beat Wairarapa, 3 - 2 goal scorers James McGarry 2. Nic Hindson 1.
On Sunday, last game v. Wellington, Tahuna, 1 pm....Get along and Support..

ASB Youth Table - Sth Conference.
Nelson Marlb. Falcons 9801 2110 11 24
Canterbury United Youth 961220119 19
Team Wellington Youth 940519145 12
YoungHeart Manawatu  94051417-3 12
Southern United Youth 9216818-10 7
Heartland Wairarapa  92071022-12 6

Caversham Crisis Over...

Caversham has sorted its Financial problems, and the club will field four senior, and six juniors sides in the coming winter season. More here...

Boyens gets Northern Job
Andy Boyens has been appointed as Football Development Officer for Northern Football based at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland.
Football South wishes him well in his new role.

Hanna English in Young Ferns, Costa Rica

Hanna English was named in the Young Football Ferns Squad to represent New Zealand at the U17 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica in March 2014. Hanna recently returned to New Zealand after being selected for the Young Football Ferns Squad who participated in the NTC Invitational Tournament, USA, held February 5-9, 2014

Womens Development Officer

Women’s Football Development Officer, Full or Part-time (Negotiable for the right person) The role covers developing & implementing Girls’ and Women’s Football within the Whole of Football Plan.

  •          Girls’ Junior Framework (winter & summer)         Football in Schools         Community Recreational Products
  •          National Girls’ & Women’s Football Week

Special Olympic Fun at Logan

Despite a cool wind at Logan, there were plenty of happy players enjoying themselves
and good to see the helpers like Dusty and BVG jogging around as Refs... check 'em out Wilson..
More here

Sth United in Wellington

In the shadow of All White's playing Mexico, Southern United again had brilliant moments, before going down to a pretty fancy Wellington side 3-1, and missing a penalty that would have narrowed the score.

more here

FutsalSouth TOP Nationals

Sannum on Seven goals,
And after and beating Mainland
FutsalSouth now is TOP in the Nationals - more here

Southern United fly to 2-nil, then sink 2-3
Hawkes Bay is ready and waiting with stats to frighten,
but Uehara hopefull of upset in tough Away match in Napier
report here

Fsouth Women Understrength for Tough Central game
squad hit by injuries - more here...

NZF Talent Pathway ...

This Pathway, which ultimately leads to identification and selection for Federation and NZ Age Group teams, and National Talent Centres, requires that players must be registered in and attend at least 75% of FTC commitments. more at Fsouth website, here
At present, 16th grade, 15th, and U15 girls are training every Saturday 11am – 2pm from here on in at Forrester Park. Get along and check these talented groups out. Watch Cresswell, Gardiner and DMC in action more here

Sth Utd on TV !

Sommet Sports have just announced that they will be showing
8 Waitakere United ASB Premiership games this season,
- they will be delayed until the Monday night after the game.
But you can catch the 'real' thing in Timaru on Saturday when United
plays Cantyin Timaru, 2 pm, at Basil Arthur park - see you there...

Fsouth Women Nat. Lg on Sunday

FootballSouth notched its first win for many years last week,
This Sunday 3rd Nov. at noon, its WaiBOP
on the Caledonian ground - get along a give 'em a cheer

More here...

Otago Football Identity Dies
Paddy McFarlane died last Friday,
A former seven times NZ international, and keen supporter of Otago Football,
Paddy will be sorely missed by the football public which sends
commiserations to Mary and the family. The funeral will be held
on Thursday, 31st October at 2.30 pm in Hope and Sons

Football News in the South
Rab Smith

Southern United
Main page here

FutsalSouth biggest in NZ

FSouth Futsal boss Mike Clark is a happy chappy, Futsal numbers are exploding in Otago.
Monday Adult competitions 26 teams, Tuesday has 80 Teams. Wednesday Primary has a record 176 teams.Thursday Yr 11-13 teams 18 teams compete. In total we lead the country with 335 teams, including our highly placed Nat. League side. Breaking news for FUTSAL Coaching, will be the visit of Scott Gilligan to run coaching sessions in November at the Edgar Centre - more details here ...
Sth Island, Otago Girls 17s Tourney,
beat Nelson 1-nil in Final in Methven
17th grade girls win in Methven with weather elements of Snow Wind Rain Sun
Won the final 1-0 over Nelson, Otago have won this trophy 3 out of the last 4 years.
Top scorers, Whitney Hepburn 8, Tabitha Seaton 4, MVP Shontelle Smith, 6 goals.

. ..South Island 15 and 16th Tourneys,
in a High quality tournament, Otago teams played well, but
final placings were a bit disappointing in these very important age-groups.
The Otago 15s finished third from eight, with Ben O'Farrel MVP.
and the 16s were fifth from eight with Riley Anderson voted MVP


scores and tables here...

..South Island 13th grade Tourney,
in Queenstown

Otago Wins again...
more details here...

..South Island 14grade Tourney,
in Dunedin

Friday 4th Oct - 6th Oct
Opening Otago game versus Selwyn, 10 am at Logan Park
more details here...

..Futsal South Nat. Lg

Futsal South Unbeaten
Fsouth squad : Carlos Herrmann (captain), Michael Sannum (vice captain),
Peter Rae , Barra Toubat, Darren Hart, Tom Morley, Danniel Bocatios , Fraser Hunter
Reid Hulleman , Dorje Passang, Ali Aman , Pedro Neto, Sean McIntee, David Orbell

Unbeaten Futsal Sth finished second top after the first round of
Nat. Lg matches in Auckland. Once again Carlos Herrmann ( pic above )
from Queenstown, top scored with 8 goals ( 4 ahead of the next striker )
Plus Mike Sannum scored a hat-trick in the final match 5-2 win over Central-HBay
For full results... click here
..Football South Awards 2013.
FootballSouth Awards evening was held on Friday
at Forbury Park, where a good turn out applauded the Winners
more here..

Age Grade Tourneys make Comeback
The seven football Federations have announced a return
of the
National age grade representative tournament.
It will be held in Wellington over four days in mid-December
More here..

Southern Utd trial matches...
At De Carle, Sunday 10.30 for Yth Side, under Ken Creswell.
after which teams will be named for Matches in Invercargill on 21st September
and a serious Pre-Season v. Canty will be held in Timaru, 2nd Nov.
Youth squad, mugshots here..
...some Sunday training shots here... Season Tickets for Southern United..
Adults $50, Student $40, Family two adults, 3 children, $100
Access new Sth Utd website
- here

Footballsouth Womens Champs 2013
Dunedin Technical Women's side enjoy winning the Championship
For pic of a happy team, click here...

Chch Tech wins the SIFC on Pens
John Browns Christchurch Technical clawed back from 2-nil down,
to force a Penalty Shoot Out and beat Dunedin Tech at the Cale,

then Caversham performed a similar fightback
from two goals down to beat Roslyn-Wakari
in the final FPL match of the season,
on Saturday.
More here

Columba College Win at Caledonian

In a final that will be remembered as a battle of the wills,
top goalscorer Tania Savery scored the only goal of the game
to give Columba the edge in what was a closely fought
win over Avonside...
more here...

Final Two Matches this Saturday 7th Sept.
Footballsouth season finishes with a double header at the Caledonian ground.
An early start for the South Island Championship as Cashmere Technical
plays Dunedin Technical at 1 pm.
Then Roslyn-Wakari faces Caversham in the late kick-off.

ASB National League starts on November 10th, with Luiz Uehara as
Coach of Southern United
A Pre-Season friendly will be played in Invercargill on 21 Sept and another later in Timaru...

Looking back at Milk Cup...
another exciting Tour... in Northern Ireland, against top opposition
Los Angeles Galaxy, Mexico's America club, and the French side
Vendee - plus top Irish County sides, more here

10Man Braes Battered........
indiscipline costs....
as Roslyn gets in shooting practice at Ocean Grove, 15-nil
... Caversham triumphs 4-nil at Queenstown.
More here

Mini World Cup - juniors at Oval
great day out for junior players
as mini All Whites play Brazil... and ayor Dave Cull presents medals
More here

Website back in Harness ..
for catch-up Football News, click Here

Otago in the news at Milk Cup..... click......Here