The draw for round one of the NZ Women’s Knockout Cup has been completed with a number of quality fixtures in store.
— New Zealand Football (@NZ_Football) May 3, 2017
The draw was completed by New Zealand Football today (Thursday 27 April), with Northern Football Federation Competitions Officer Aidan Wong adjudicating the process, for six games in the NZ Women’s Knockout Cup. Round one will be contested on the weekend of 13 – 14 May with the fixture details confirmed by the Federations next week.
— New Zealand Football (@NZ_Football) April 26, 2017
With all of the big teams like defending champions Forrest Hill Milford United and finalists Glenfield Rovers coming in at round two, round one sees an opportunities for some lower-profile clubs to make an impression.
There are two games in the Capital / Central region with Brooklyn Northern United hosting Petone and Kapiti Coast United taking on Victoria University of Wellington AFC at home.
— New Zealand Football (@NZ_Football) April 27, 2017
In Mainland, Universities AFC host FC Twenty 11, Halswell United AFC and Parklands United square off and Waimak United are in for a good match against Coastal Spirit FC.
In Football South, Roslyn Wakari AFC will host Green Island AFC.
Forrest Hill Milford United are the defending champions of the NZ Women’s Knockout Cup after they defeated crosstown rivals Glenfield Rovers in a penalty shootout last season to claim their first title.
NZ Women’s Knockout Cup Round 1 Fixtures to be contested 13 – 14 May (home team first, fixtures details TBC by Federations)
Central / Capital
Brooklyn Northern United v Petone
Kapiti Coast United v Victoria University of Wellington AFC
Universities AFC v FC TWENTY 11
Halswell United AFC v Parklands United
Waimak United v Coastal Spirit FC
Roslyn Wakari AFC v Green Island AFC
BYES: Forrest Hill Milford United AFC, Glenfield Rovers AFC, Hibiscus Coast AFC, Norwest Utd, Ellerslie AFC, Central Utd, Eastern Suburbs AFC, Fencibles United AFC, Metro FC, Papakura City FC, Three Kings United, Western Springs AFC, Claudelands Rovers, Hamilton Wanders FC, Otumoetai FC, Rotorua United.
Central/Capital Palmerston North Marist, Wellington United AFC, Upper Hutt City, Seatoun AFC, Wairarapa United, Stop Out Sports Cub.
Mainland: Cashmere Technical FC
Football South: Otago University, Dunedin Technical AFC, Queenstown Rovers.