Women’s U-17

NZ secure World Cup berth

New Zealand are the first team to join hosts Uruguay at the 16-nation 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after comfortably winning the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship in Samoa tonight. The New Zealand U-16 side defeated New Caledonia 6-0 in

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U-16s one step away from World Cup

A young group of Kiwis are just one win away from a place at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after New Zealand put on a scintillating attacking display to sweep aside Cook Islands 9-0 in the semi-finals of

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U-16s take perfect record into semis

Defending champions New Zealand will take huge confidence into the semi-finals of the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship after an 8-0 win over Samoa this afternoon took them through group play with a perfect record. Leon Birnie’s side had begun their

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U-16 women stride toward semis

New Zealand have taken a big step towards the semi-finals of the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship with their second comprehensive victory in succession, this time 7-0 against New Caledonia. While the winning margin wasn’t as massive as in the 17-1

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Birnie wants increase in physicality

New Zealand may have found the back of the net 17 times in their opening match of the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship but coach Leon Birnie believes there is at least one area in which his players still have plenty

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U-16 women send warning to rivals

Favourites New Zealand have sent out a warning to their rivals for a place in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup by kicking off their qualifying campaign with a remarkable 17-1 win over Tahiti in wet conditions this afternoon. The

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First international steps for U-16s

Booking a ticket to the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is the main goal for New Zealand at this month’s Oceania qualifiers in Samoa but coach Leon Birnie would like to see far more from his players than simply

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Ramsay sets sights on Uruguay

Western Springs midfielder Margot Ramsay has her sights set on cementing a starting spot in the New Zealand side at the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship in Samoa, which features 10 teams and one ticket to the global finals. Pulling on

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Birnie names exciting squad for Samoa

New Zealand coach Leon Birnie has named an exciting squad to contest the OFC U-16 Championship in Samoa next month. The tournament, which will be staged from 4 – 25 August, is the first step for many of the national

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Full house for OFC U-16 Women’s Champs

The 2017 OFC U-16 Women’s Championship will see the full complement of OFC Member Associations represented for the first-time in the history of the competition, being held from 4-25 August in Apia, Samoa. In 2016, a hugely successful U-17 women’s

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