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



Site Refurbishment - Offline

Site down for a bit, access latest FSouth info
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...'

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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 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

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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

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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
1-nil
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
And
... 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