Women’s U-20

OFC U-19 Women’s Champs to be held in NZ

Six teams will compete in the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship which is being held at Ngahue Reserve in Auckland from 11-24 July and hosted by the Oceania Football Confederation. Defending champions New Zealand will be joined by Fiji, New Caledonia,

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Heraf confirmed as Technical Director

New Zealand Football is pleased to announce that former Austrian international Andreas Heraf has been appointed as its new Technical Director. The 49-year-old qualified with distinction with both his UEFA Pro Licence and UEFA Elite Youth Licence – the world’s

Posted in All Whites, Featured News, Football Ferns, Futsal Whites, Men's U-17, Men's U-20, Men's U-23, National Teams, New Zealand Football, Women's U-17, Women's U-20

National Curriculum lays out route to success

New Zealand Football is looking to continue the success of its players and teams on the world stage through the launch of the National Curriculum. Based on extensive research and world trends, the National Curriculum serves as a guide for

Posted in All Whites, Coach Development, Featured News, Football Ferns, Futsal Whites, Men's U-17, Men's U-20, Men's U-23, National Teams, New Zealand Football, Women's U-17, Women's U-20

Birnie back into learning mode

Just days after leading the country’s top female youth team at one of the most prestigious age-group tournaments in the world, New Zealand U-20 women’s coach Leon Birnie is getting straight back to work, reaching for the Oceania region’s highest

Posted in Central Football, Coach Development, Featured News, Federation news, National Teams, New Zealand Football, Oceania Football, Women's U-20

Birnie: A tournament to be proud of

Coach Leon Birnie watched his New Zealand side bow out of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 loss to France last night but is hugely proud of his players’ efforts and believes there is a bright future

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U-20s bow out with heads high

New Zealand have missed out on a place in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup quarter-finals but will leave Papua New Guinea with their heads held high after another strong performance restricted a classy France side to a 2-0 victory.

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Quarter-final berth beckons for U-20s

The New Zealand players will face the biggest match of their young lives tonight when they take on France in what is effectively a showdown for a place in the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua

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U-20s on track despite USA loss

New Zealand have fallen to a 3-1 loss against a classy United States outfit but remain in a strong position to progress after the latest round of Group C matches at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New

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Late goal puts New Zealand top

An 89th-minute goal from substitute Tayla Christensen has given New Zealand a 1-0 win over Ghana and put them top of Group C at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea. After both sides missed several gilt-edged

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Birnie confident of making an impact

Coach Leon Birnie will lead New Zealand into the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup tonight and is confident the squad has what it takes to make an impact in Papua New Guinea. Birnie’s charges will face top-class opposition in the

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