FPL 2014

Check out Rab Otago Facebook page - here

Fsouth Prem Fixtures, three rounds, 2014 - Match Prog 3 here

Round 3, Saturday 19th April, 12.45 KO

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 9 8 0 1 21 10 11 24
Canterbury United Youth 9 6 1 2 20 11 9 19
Team Wellington Youth 9 4 0 5 19 14 5 12
YoungHeart Manawatu  9 4 0 5 14 17 -3 12
Southern United Youth 9 2 1 6 8 18 -10 7
Heartland Wairarapa  9 2 0 7 10 22 -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