Struggles behind him, Rojas aims to spark All Whites
Marco Rojas will pull on his All Whites jumper and head out into the sun in Lautoka, Fiji tomorrow to try to get New Zealand a step closer to the next FIFA World Cup in Russia. Unlike World Cup qualifiers in most confederations, it will not be...
Football Fern finds her voice in Trump’s America
“I’m openly gay, I’m a woman – and, at the time, I was a foreigner. It was terrifying to see it unfold.”
Football Ferns park the bus
This wasn’t the warm fuzzy feeling the crowd was supposed to take home.
Football Ferns captain out to ease tensions
The Football Ferns are beginning a new era under a new coach. So far it hasn’t gone smoothly, reports Suzanne McFadden.
Travel stories from hell in the rearview mirror
Suzanne McFadden talks to a veteran Football Fern about how their latest parity triumph will change the game.
NZ football’s equality problem
Even when they are exactly the same, things are seldom equal. And being equal doesn’t necessarily make things fair, writes Steve Deane.
TMQB: the soccer football edition
No number of impressive victories can disguise the utter lack of hope of a successful outcome for the All Whites.
Death on the sports fields
When Steve Deane’s emotions faded after an opponent suffered a fatal medical event on the field, he started asking questions.
Kiwi footballers take on the world - with an app
Quitting a well-paid job to pursue his dream of establishing a successful tech start up while enriching the lives of football enthusiasts has been a hugely successful form of birth control for MyFC CEO and co-founder Sam Jenkins.
From homeless and starving to playing in Serie A
Two years ago Mamadou Coulibaly left his home in Senegal with only a backpack. Now, he’s playing in one of the top leagues in the world. His parents thought he was dead. If the boat carrying him had sunk he almost certainly would have been. But on...