Football Ferns

Ferns fall to clinical USA

The Football Ferns put in a determined effort in the backyard of world champions the USA but again came up empty handed after a ruthless display by the USA at a packed Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati. Coach Tony Readings made

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Ferns looking to silence the fans

You could’ve heard a pin drop when Football Ferns striker Hannah Wilkinson found the net against the USA a few days ago and coach Tony Readings is hoping to hear even more of that eerie silence later today. After a

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49 not out for Nayler

A pair of individual milestones have already been achieved on the Football Ferns’ two-match tour of the United States and another is likely to arrive tomorrow if Erin Nayler takes up her usual spot between the sticks. Still only 25-years-old,

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Ferns push world champs hard

The Football Ferns have gone down 3-1 to the USA but gave as good as they got and were far from outclassed in the backyard of the reigning FIFA Women’s World Cup champions today. Before the match had even kicked

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Milestone on the mind for Hassett

Midfield maestro Betsy Hassett already has a footballing CV packed full of highlights after starring for her country for nearly a decade and enjoying spells at some of the biggest clubs in world football, including Manchester City, Ajax and Werder

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Readings: We won’t cheat the shirt

Football Ferns coach Tony Readings is well aware of the size of the task facing his side as they take on world champions the USA tomorrow and, while development is the main goal of the match, insists his players will

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Young pair soaking it all up

The United States is a mecca of women’s football and two of the Football Ferns’ youngest members are looking to soak up every moment they spend in the land of the world’s finest female team. Teenagers Malia Steinmetz and Liz

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Wood fires while Ferns prepare for USA

After booking their place in the Intercontinental Playoff in November for a chance to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, many of the All Whites were back to their clubs and in the thick of the action. All Whites

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White combining dual passions

Football Ferns striker Rosie White is a sharp shooter in more ways than one with her sight for goal being matched off the pitch by her keen eye for a photo. As a fulltime professional player with the Boston Breakers

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Longo on verge of milestone

As a football-mad four-year-old growing up in Auckland, going on to play 100 matches for her country was far from the mind of Annalie Longo. Her only thoughts at that stage were to get out in the backyard with her

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