The National Women’s League was introduced in a genuine league format in 2002 and is played between representative teams from New Zealand Football seven member federations.

Traditionally, there is one team representing each of New Zealand’s seven federations while an eighth team – sometimes based on national age-group squads for upcoming FIFA tournaments – is sometimes included.

Auckland Football Federation (formerly Soccer2) has dominated the competition since its inception, winning the first two seasons via a pure league format and four consecutive grand final wins since 2005. Capital Football (then Capital Soccer) won the league’s first ever grand final in 2004.

In 2009, five federations competed alongside a New Zealand U-17 selection, with the teams split into two pools of three teams. Auckland sealed their sixth title by defeating Capital Football 5-1 in the final.

In 2010 New Zealand Football announced the league would switch to a youth based format for three season beginning in 2011 to consolidate the growth of women’s football and increase the depth of New Zealand’s talent pool. The 2010-2011 title was won by Capital Football and in December of 2011 Northern Football etched their name on the trophy for the first time by winning the 2011/12 season.

The ASB Women’s Youth League restricts squads to U-20 players with five overage players per squad.

 

Season Fixture and results – 2012 ASB Women’s League

 
Northern League

27/10/12 (Sat) 14:00

Auckland Football 2 – 0 Northern Based NZF U-17

Auckland Football
Goals:
H. ROBERT , R. TEGG

 

28/10/12 (Sun) 16:00

Northern Football 3 – 1 Waikato/BOP Football

Northern Football
Goals:
T. O”Brien , T. BERGER , L. MATHIS

Waikato/BOP Football
Goals:
H. COLLINS

 

04/11/12 (Sun) 13:00

Waikato/BOP Football 6 – 2 Northern Based NZF U-17 

04/11/12 (Sun) 16:00

Northern Football 2 – 2 Auckland Football 

11/11/12 (Sun) 12:00

Northern Based NZF U-17 vs Northern Football 

11/11/12 (Sun) 15:00

Auckland Football vs Waikato/BOP Football 

18/11/12 (Sun) 12:00

Auckland Football vs Northern Football 

18/11/12 (Sun) 15:00

Northern Based NZF U-17 vs Waikato/BOP Football 

25/11/12 (Sun) 13:00

Waikato/BOP Football vs Northern Football 

25/11/12 (Sun) 16:00

Northern Based NZF U-17 vs Auckland Football 

02/12/12 (Sun) 13:00

Waikato/BOP Football vs Auckland Football 

02/12/12 (Sun) 16:00

Northern Football vs Northern Based NZF U-17

 

Southern League

28/10/12 (Sun) 12:30

Football South 3 – 3 Central Football

Football South
Goals:
S. SMITH , S. Muirhead , M. Fraser

Central Football
Goals:
E. Boyack x2, R. Bridges

 

28/10/12 (Sun) 13:00

Capital Football 1 – 1 Mainland Pride

Capital Football
Goals:
E. MILLYNN

Mainland Pride
Goals:
M. Barker

 

04/11/12 (Sun) 13:00

Mainland Pride 4 – 0 Football South 

04/11/12 (Sun) 13:00

Central Football 0 – 0 Capital Football 

11/11/12 (Sun) 13:00

Football South vs Capital Football 

11/11/12 (Sun) 13:30

Mainland Pride vs Central Football 

18/11/12 (Sun) 10:00

Central Football vs Football South 

18/11/12 (Sun) 16:45

Mainland Pride vs Capital Football 

25/11/12 (Sun) 13:00

Football South vs Mainland Pride 

25/11/12 (Sun) 13:00

Capital Football vs Central Football 

02/12/12 (Sun) 13:00

Central Football vs Mainland Pride 

02/12/12 (Sun) 15:00

Capital Football vs Football South

Individual Honours

Year

 

2002

MVP – Not awarded

Golden Boot – Liz O’Meara (United Soccer 1)

2003

MVP – Amber Hearn (Soccer2)

Golden Boot – 6 – Emma Boyack and Ella Wiebe (Both Central)

 

2004

MVP – Michelle Keinzely (Soccer2)

Golden Boot – 6- Jo Evans (Central), Clare Warner (Mainland) and Ella Wiebe (Central)

2005

MVP – Rebecca Tegg (Soccer2)

Golden Boot – 9 – Rebecca Tegg (Soccer2)

2006

MVP – Wendo Henderson (Capital)

Golden Boot – 8 – Rebecca Tegg (Soccer2)

2007

MVP – Betsy Hassett (Auckland)

Golden Boot – 7 – Renee Leota (Capital) and Rebecca Tegg (Auckland)

2008

No competition

2009

MVP – Kirsty Yallop (Auckland)

Golden Boot – 9 – Rebecca Tegg (Auckland)

2010

No competition

2010/11

MVP – Renee Leota (Capital)

Golden Boot – 13 – Renee Leota (Capital)

2011/12

MVP – Hannah Wilkinson (Northern)

Golden Boot – 15 – Hannah Wilkinson (Northern)

 

Source: nzfootball.co.nz

Photo: Photosport

3 Comments
  1. Women's Soccer United 6 years ago

    Official attendance in Paderborn is 9,781! 

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    Asa 7 years ago

    4TH November Match Results

     

    Waikato/BOP Football 6 – 2 Northern Based NZF U-17

    Northern Football 2 – 2 Auckland Football

    Mainland Pride 4 – 0 Football South

    Central Football 0 – 0 Capital Football

  3. Women's Soccer United 7 years ago

    Thank you for this insight into the New Zealand women’s football league 🙂

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