Counties Manukau Football Boys Premier Lists

All highlighted players are considered New to School under the College Sport Auckland Bylaws: Yellow = eligible to play Red = ineligible to play until transfer process is complete Blue = ineligible to play for the first half of the season (Bylaw 5.11) Read More

Back-to-back NZSS Football titles for Baradene

College Sport Media: Contesting the final was the straightforward part of the week for Baradene College of the Sacred Heart’s First XI football team last Friday. Earning the right to get to the decider in the first place and defend their NZSS Girls Premier Lotto title they won for their first time last year was far from plain sailing. “It was almost a relief to get to the final because we played a really tough semi against Epsom Girls’ Grammar School, who we beat on penalties,” said Baradene striker and... Read More

NZ claim bronze medal in Uruguay

New Zealand Football: New Zealand have made history by claiming the bronze medal at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after defeating Canada 2-1 at the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo. Leon Birnie’s side became the first New Zealand national team to claim a medal at any FIFA tournament. In five previous FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cups, New Zealand had never finished higher than 12th. New Zealand got off to a fantastic start when they scored twice in the opening 13 minutes through a Grace Wisnweksi double, but Canada got within... Read More

NZ through to U17 Women’s World Cup semifinals

NZ Herald: The New Zealand U-17 women’s team has shocked the footballing world by defeating Japan on penalties to make the semifinals of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – the first time a side from this country has ever made the final four of a FIFA event. Having earlier become the first team from New Zealand to make the quarter-finals of a World Cup and breaking several other records in the process, coach Leon Birnie and his charges were very much already in unchartered territory as they took to... Read More

History made with Uruguay win

New Zealand Football: A New Zealand team has qualified for the knockout stages of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup for the first ever time after securing an impressive 2-1 victory over hosts Uruguay in Montevideo. While a historic first in this tournament, it’s the eighth time overall that New Zealand have progressed past pool play at a FIFA event and the first time it has been done with a game in hand. “It’s an amazing moment,” said coach Leon Birnie. “It’s historic for us because we’d never got out... Read More

Balanced squad named for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

New Zealand Football: New Zealand U-17 Women’s Head Coach Leon Birnie has named a balanced squad for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay next month. The 21-player squad includes Football Ferns goalkeeper Anna Leat and three other players in Gabrielle Rennie, Aneka Mittendorf and Maggie Jenkins who represented New Zealand at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in August. Birnie believes his squad will be well prepared to handle the challenge of Finland, hosts Uruguay and Ghana in the tournament that will be staged in three host cities... Read More

Boys Football Knockout Cup Champions

The College Sport Auckland Boys Football Knockout Cup Finals were held last Saturday at Bill McKinlay Park. 13th Grade Champions – Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School played Auckland Grammar School in 13th Grade final which was a closely fought match right to the bitter end with the only goal scored by Mt Albert just before full time. 15th Grade Champions – Rutherford College In the 15th Grade final, Rutherford College fought hard to come away 2-1 win against Westlake Boys High School. Senior Champions – Auckland Grammar... Read More

Marist College 1st XI cap off the perfect season

The Marist College 1st XI Football team ended the season in style by claiming the prestigious Maurice Hulme Trophy in Rotorua, and with it, keeping their perfect record intact this season. This team has had a remarkable year, remaining unbeaten all season (a run of 21 games) and along the way claiming the Senior A1 title, the APC Division 2 title and the Maurice Hulme Trophy. The team is coached by John Vujnovich & Neven Grgicevich who have coached at the school for the past three years however it was... Read More

Baradene win maiden NZSS title

College Sport Media: A long season of hard-work and dedication paid off for the Baradene First XI on Saturday, winning the NZSS Girls Premier Lotto tournament in Taupo. Second in the Auckland Provincial Championship, Baradene went one better in Taupo, beating Hamilton Girls’ High School 3-1 in the final to claim the school’s maiden NZSS Premier title. “When the final whistle blew in the final, the girls were just ecstatic,” said team manager Bernadette Goulding. “This was the first time Baradene had been in a national final and to win... Read More

Golding double and cool Sacred Heart heads books an Auckland final in Christchurch

College Sport Media: A double to Thomas Golding has booked Mt Albert Grammar School a spot in their first Lotto Premier Boys Final since the year they won the competition in 2012. Meanwhile Sacred Heart (Auckland) have made their fifth straight final in the row dating back to 2014. Sacred Heart and St Pats Wellington who already met in a 1 all draw on Tuesday, will go down as one of the better semi finals for a while. Going all the way to spot kicks after an end to end... Read More