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When Calvin Berg first picked up a referee’s whistle at the age of 13, he could never have predicted just how far it could take him. Nine years later, that decision to get involved as a referee has taken him to

The final Football South Match Programme of the 2017 season is now available  – published 15th September. To view it, click either the image or the link below: Match-Programme-15Sep17-Vol.-15-No.-23.pdf (PDF, 5.56MB) It’s a bumper issue including: Club-by-club season wrap-ups History & Preview of the

Football South will be hosting a Girls Only Year 5/6 Futsal Festival on Thursday the 9th of November at the Dunedin Edgar Centre. Schools are invited to enter team(s) of year 5/6 girls to try futsal in a fun and

A gallant Caversham came from behind to beat Ferrymead Bays 2-1 to retain the South Island Championship title after an entertaining clash at the Caledonian this afternoon.     Striker Sam Collier was the hero for the local side, scoring

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available  – published 3rd September (updated 6 September). To view it, click either the image or the link below: Match-Programme-3Sep17-Vol.-15-No.-22.pdf Previous Programmes: 27 August 2017: Match-Programme-2017-twelve-27Aug17.pdf (PDF, 4.01MB) 20 August 2017: Match Programme 20Aug17 Vol. 15 No. 20 (PDF, 4.95MB)

Jordyn Walker has joined an elite group, racking up 150 premier league games for Roslyn Wakari after Saturday’s match against University. Unfortunately, the day didn’t go quite to script, with a depleted Roslyn side losing 3-2 and Jordyn picking up

Southern United Women’s Trials – Trial 2: Sunday September 3rd 8:15am-10am (meet at 8:00am) at Tahuna Park All players interested in playing with Southern United ahead of the coming National League season should attend. If for any reason you can’t

It’s been a busy few weeks in and around Oamaru! The Football South development team has been visiting the area and running roadshows and workshops that have covered all aspects of the game including players, coaches, and referees. In the

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available  – published 27th August 2017. To view it, click either the image or the link below: Match-Programme-2017-twelve-27Aug17.pdf   Previous Programmes:       20 August 2017: Match Programme 20Aug17 Vol. 15 No. 20 (PDF, 4.95MB) 13

A brave Dunedin Technical pushed a star-studded Glenfield Rovers but ultimately couldn’t quite match the class of the North Shore side, losing 0-2 in an epic Women’s Knockout Cup semi-final at the Caledonian Ground in Dunedin this afternoon. Glenfield Rovers have

Dunedin Technical may go into today’s Women’s Knockout Cup semi-final against Glenfield Rovers as underdogs, but the side is hoping to make the most of their home advantage and the support of the Dunedin football community. Technical captain Coral Seath

Dunedin Technical heads into Saturday’s massive Knockout Cup semifinal as underdogs, but coach Graeme Smaill believes that his in-form side can cause another upset. Tech will host Glenfield Rovers at the Caledonian in the country’s premier Women’s competition, and the

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available  – published 13th August 2017. There’s information about the Masters Games registrations which open this week, an interview with the trail-blazing southerner Sammy Murrell, and of course the usual club reports. To view it,

CONGRATULATIONS to SAM O’BRIEN from Alexandra United Football Club, who is the Football South regional winner of the McDonald’sJunior Football Coach of the Year 2017! Sam is an incredibly enthusiastic young coach, who volunteers his time at Alexandra United Football Club in Central Otago. Sam has

Otago Community Trust New Zealand Masters Games 2018 Registrations are now open for the NZ Masters Games in Dunedin, running from 3-11 February 2018! The New Zealand Masters Games is the largest multi-sport event in New Zealand. Football South are

Regional Coach of the Year finalists named The hunt to find the McDonald’s Junior Football Coach of the Year has been narrowed down to 21 people after three regional finalists were found in each federation. The shortlists were drawn from

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available  – published 13th August 2017. There’s information about the Masters Games registrations which open this week, an interview with the trail-blazing southerner Sammy Murrell, and of course the usual club reports. To view it,

The McDonald’s Junior Coach of the Year Award has attracted even more interest than in its inaugural edition with over 500 selfless volunteers being put forward in 2017. Nominations for the competition closed last month and each of New Zealand

From Invercargill to Harvard University – it’s a 15,000km journey which sees southerner Sammy Murrell realise a footballing dream. The New Zealand U20 Junior Football Fern leaves today for a four-year stint at the prestigious Ivy League institution, combining study

Our first quarterly newsletter is online and loaded with heaps of news including Football South’s strategic plan, an FTC update, and information on where your fees go. You can view it online at the following link – https://hail.to/football-south/publication/TmNepvx    

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available  – published 6th August 2017. Heaps of club reports, previews of upcoming matches, and of course featuring Dunedin Tech’s brilliant Knockout Cup victory! To view it, click either the image or the link below:

National Age Group Tournament – Trials: August 6th and August 20th @ Molyneux Park, Alexandra REGISTRATION DEADLINE: This Friday, August 4th 5pm ***MUST PRE-REGISTER***   Visit the following link for full details (please read carefully) and registration: http://www.footballsouth.co.nz/national-age-group-tournament/   National Age Group Tournament

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available  – published 30th July 2017. Heaps of club reports, Southern United & FOYDA updates, and previews of upcoming matches. To view it, click either the image or the link below: Match-Programme-30July17-Vol.-15-No.-17.pdf Previous Programmes: 28

Southern United & Football South are pleased to announce our Southern United coaches for the upcoming national league season: Senior Men: Paul O’Reilly (head coach) and Terry Boylan (assistant) Women: Terry Parle (head coach) and Graeme Smaill (assistant) Futsal: Darren

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available  – published 28th July 2017. Due to the cancellation of matches last weekend, this is a quick preview of this weekend’s action. To view it, click either the image or the link below: Match

Football South have partnered with the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic to provide scholarships for talented football players who have academic aspirations. These scholarships for both the University & Polytechnic aim to retain high performing existing football talent in the region, and also attract

Last days for New Zealand Football’s VoP Survey New Zealand Football is encouraging all registered footballers to have their say in the annual Sport New Zealand research programme, the ‘Voice of Participant’ (VoP). The research aims to help New Zealand Football

Football South are delighted to confirm Southern United’s acceptance into the coming National League campaign. Activity is ramping up for the Men’s, Women’s, Futsal and Youth teams with coach recruitment and player identification well underway. This season will see Southern

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available ( a couple of days late, sorry!) – published 18th July 2017. To view it, click either the image or the link below: Match Programme 18Jul17 Vol. 15 No. 15   Previous Programmes: 09

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available – published 9th July 2017. This is now updated to include Chatham Cup matches this weekend. To view it, click either the image or the link below: Match-Programme-9Jul17-Vol.-15-No.-14.pdf   Previous Programmes: 02 July 2017: Match-Programme-2Jul17-Vol.-15-No.-13.pdf (PDF,

Community Sport’s Voice-of-Participant (VoP) programme is a cross sport and recreation sector approach to capturing, analysing, interpreting and using participant/membership survey data to develop effective business decisions based on quality insights. The VoP is conducted by an external, independent company

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available – published 2 July 2017. To view it, click either the image or the link below: Match-Programme-2Jul17-Vol.-15-No.-13.pdf   Previous Programmes: 25 June 2017: Match-Programme-25Jun17-Vol.-15-No.-12.pdf (PDF, 5.54MB) 18 June 2017: Match-Programme-18Jun17-Vol.-15-No.-11.pdf  (PDF, 4.68MB) 11 June 2017: Match Programme 11Jun17

Congratulations to Balclutha AFC for winning the first-ever Kitman Cup, after triumphing over Roslyn Wakari in the final at Bayfield yesterday. Balclutha took the top prize of $500 Kitman Store Credit, 10 Nike Training Balls & Ball Bag, as well as

Twelve people from the Football South region are among the 70 people nationwide who have been recognised by the federation and New Zealand Football for their volunteer efforts. These people are among the hundreds who give up their time for the

OTAGO FOOTBALL UPDATE | CEO CHRIS WRIGHT Hi All. Firstly, thank you for your continued dedication and passion to make our beautiful game great in the region. As we look forward to another weekend of fun games, I wanted to

Women’s Development Officer Tessa Nicol & NZ U20 Football Fern Sammy Murrell joined Luis, Jack & the Southland team at Invercargill’s ILT Football Turf last week for a free girls-only football session for girls aged 7-16. This was a great

  Looking for a weekend away with your mates? Want to compete and take home a gold medal? Fitness could be your motivation plus the themed dance parties are unforgettable. Whatever your reason for participating, come to the South Island

IMPORTANT BULLETIN 15th Grade Boys Rep Trials *TONIGHT* (Monday 26 June) scheduled for Culling Park – CANCELLED Please keep an eye on emails and website for updated details.

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available – published 25 June 2017. To view it, click either the image or the link below:   Match-Programme-25Jun17-Vol.-15-No.-12.pdf   Previous Programmes: 18 June 2017: Match-Programme-18Jun17-Vol.-15-No.-11.pdf  (PDF, 4.68MB) 11 June 2017: Match Programme 11Jun17

Uni holidays always impact local clubs with players leaving town for a couple of weeks – so this year, in conjunction with sponsor Kitman, we commenced the inaugural Kitman Cup yesterday. Clubs could enter combined sides made up of players

Friday night saw an excellent New Zealand Football ‘Introduction to Goalkeeping Coaching’ course in Timaru. It was brilliant to have 17 enthusiastic coaches on board for the course, which was run by FDO Tessa Nicol and Southern United FC‘s Tom

FTC Game-Day Update – Friday, June 16th,6pm   Dear Parent/ Player,   Please see an updated list of Venue Changes for the FTC Game Day this coming Sunday (June 18th). Apologies for the 2nd change to the host venues and

  Reminder – 5pm tomorrow (Friday 16th June) is the deadline for applications for Otago representative teams for the South Island tournament. Please visit the link below for full information about the coaching positions – please read this info carefully.

Spotlight shines on volunteers Thousands of volunteers give up their time for the good of the game all over the country and it’s this dedicated group of enthusiasts that New Zealand Football is looking to thank as National Volunteering Week

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available – published 18 June 2017. To view it, click either the image or the link below: http://www.footballsouth.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2017/06/Match-Programme-18Jun17-Vol.-15-No.-11.pdf Previous Programmes: 11 June 2017: Match Programme 11Jun17 Vol. 15 No. 10 (PDF, 5.25MB) If the

The ‘Kitman Cup’ will take place over two weekends during the mid-semester University break (Saturday June 24th and Saturday July 1st) and is open to players in Otago Divisions 2, 3 & 4. The format will be 11-a-side but with

The latest Football South Match Programme is now available – published 18 June 2017. To view it, click either the image or the link below: http://www.footballsouth.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2017/06/Match-Programme-18Jun17-Vol.-15-No.-11.pdf   Previous Programmes: 11 June 2017: Match Programme 11Jun17 Vol. 15 No. 10 (PDF, 5.25MB) If

The Football South team have just returned from a busy 4-day Central Otago Roadshow, and were delighted by the enthusiasm and talent on display right across the region. The roadshow was an opportunity to engage with players and coaches throughout Central Otago

Information regarding the Otago and South Canterbury South Island Tournament coaching applications and player registrations for trials is now available here.

2017 McDonald’s Junior Coach of the Year New Zealand Football in conjunction with major sponsor McDonald’s are offering regional & national awards for their Junior Coach of the Year awards! Nominations are encouraged for positive behaviour both on and off

ALL JUNIOR AND YOUTH FOOTBALL (6TH GRADE – 16TH+ GRADE) IS CANCELLED FOR 20/5/17 DUE TO WEATHER/GROUND CONDITIONS. COMPETITIVE GRADE GAMES WILL MOVE TO THE NEXT AVAILABLE DATE FOR EACH GRADE. FOR NON-COMPETITIVE GRADES THE ROUND WILL BE SKIPPED. GREEN

NZ Football’s Youth Football Development Manager ANDY BOYENS will deliver a FREE Coaching Workshop in Dunedin this coming Monday May 22nd from 19:30 – 21:00 at the Sargood Centre, Logan Park Drive Former All Whites defender and current NZF ‘Youth Football

Last week, New Zealand Football ran a special Senior Level 2 coaching course in Wellington, giving female aspiring coaches from across the country an opportunity to try their hand at coaching in an environment of their peers. This was an

Last week, New Zealand Football ran a special Senior Level 2 coaching course in Wellington, giving female aspiring coaches from across the country an opportunity to try their hand at coaching in an environment of their peers. This was an

Reminder: Football South AGM is being held 1pm today at the Sargood Centre. Also please note that NZ Football CEO Andy Martin will be attending our AGM as a special guest and also giving an update on national football matters.

During the recent school holidays, a select group of highly talented young footballers were chosen to attend National Talent Centre (NTC) camps. The NTC programme is part of New Zealand Football’s ‘Whole of Football Plan‘, and focuses on providing an

Football South Futsal McDonalds Winter Adult Competition 2017 Begins: Monday 12th June until 28th August 2017 Where: Edgar Sorts Centre Games: Monday Nights from 6pm to 9.30pm Leagues Available: Men’s Div 1, 2, 3,& 4 Mixed Div 1 Women’s Div 1

It was great to see so many local clubs represented at last night’s Women’s Football Development event, thank for braving the cold! New Zealand Football Women’s Development Manager Holly Nixon travelled down and outlined why women’s football was a major

Remember that tonight (Thursday May 4th) , we’re hosting a special Women’s Football Development Event that everyone passionate about women’s football (men & women!) is encouraged to attend. Doors open at 5:45pm at the Sargood Centre on Logan Park Drive

Football South have announced plans for a new all-weather sports complex at Logan Park. The complex will be regarded as Dunedin’s ‘Home of Football’, but will offer plenty to the entire local community, with other sports and local organisations able

We had a great attendance at last night’s NZF Senior Level 1 coaching course for females – well done to everyone who took part! Women’s Development Officer Tessa Nicol and Football Development Manager Paul O’Reilly ran the course, which is

The school holidays saw more Southern United Skill Schools – along with the extra camps in Dunedin, we also ran hugely successful camps in Timaru and Wanaka! The second week of camps in Dunedin saw more boys and girls getting

‘FEMALE ONLY’ Senior Level 1 Coaching Course FREE (usually $70!) Monday, May 1st Caledonian Ground (upstairs meeting room) 6pm – 10pm (meet 5.45 for 6pm start) Bring kit for taking part in practical demos.   To Register: email Tessa Nicol tessa.wdo@footballsouth.co.nz with your

On Thursday May 4th, we’re hosting a special Women’s Football Development Event that everyone passionate about women’s football is encouraged to attend! The event will be held from 5:45pm – 7:45pm next Thursday 4th May at the Sargood Centre on

Dunedin Technical AFC defender Kelsey Kennard reaches an awesome milestone when her side plays Queenstown on Sunday – it will be her 100th Premier Women’s appearance for the club, the first Tech women to reach the century. Kelsey’s coach Graeme

The April School Holidays sees more kids development camps across the region. Yesterday saw the completion of the first lot of camps – the ‘Skill School’ for boys & girls aged 5-15 which took place in both Dunedin and Timaru,

Women’s Sunday 7’s – We’re really keen to run the Women’s Sunday 7’s league this winter, but we’ve had very limited registrations so far – so if you’re interested, please register now or contact us for more information, visit: Women’s

Football South Development Officers Lewis Houghton & Danny Ledwith were down in Balclutha this morning where Sport Clutha were running a big Primary School Football Tournament. There were over 200 girls & boys from more than 10 different schools taking

Pop into McDonald’s stores across Dunedin, and check out the amazing (and huge!) posters promoting the beautiful game! McDonald’s Dunedin are massive supporters & sponsors of community football across the region, with a big focus on junior football as well

We’ve got exciting development camps coming up for kids aged 5 – 15 in the April School Holidays. As well as the Skill Schools for boys & girls, we’re also offering a special ‘Soccer Sisters’ camp option for girls-only to

This weekend saw the completion of the New Zealand Football Advanced Coaching Senior Level 2 / Youth Level 3 Course held at Memorial Park in Mosgiel. It was a huge 6-day course for the attendees but the lessons they learned

Fantastic fun at the Oval today as the Fit4Football Roadshow – Dunedin hit town. Hundreds of kids made their way around the various stations, learning new skills on the way. Southern United squad members & Football South staff were assisting

Dear Club Presidents, Committee Members and Members, and Referees, I am pleased to announce that the Football South AGM is on Sunday May 21, 2017 at 1pm at the Otago Polytechnic Function Centre, 40 Logan Park Drive, Dunedin. Accompanying documents

Dear Football Community,   As part of our preparation for the next National League season, we are conducting a season review of the 16/17 National League season for the Southern United club and it’s four teams. We are very interested

Retreating Line Workshops – We’re running a couple of free workshops this week for coaches, parents, & club reps to learn more & see the Retreating Line in action. These workshops are being held at the Caledonian Ground Upstairs Meeting

We’ve got some awesome holiday camps for boys & girls across the region in the upcoming April school holidays! Follow the link below to find out all about our Southern United Skill School (Timaru, Dunedin, Wanaka) and Soccer Sisters (Dunedin)

Late last year, local football legend Blair Davidson sadly passed away. With a life-long involvement in local football spanning seven decades, Blair was the proud patron to Football South from 1997 until his passing. In his playing days, Blair was

Retreating Line – The Retreating Line is being rolled out in Otago at 9th,10th, 11th, 12th grade levels. The overall concept of the ‘Retreating Line’ is about helping create players who are confident and capable to develop and prepare for

In a hugely exciting development for 2017, Queenstown Rovers and Southland United both join the Football South Premier League this season, bringing the league up to nine teams. The Invercargill-based Southland United is a combined team of players coming together

In a hugely exciting development for 2017, Queenstown Rovers and Southland United both join the Football South Premier League this season, bringing the league up to nine teams. Queenstown Rovers return to the Federation league for the first time since 2014,

There’s a new page this season for Fixture Cancellations & Transfers, so please make sure you update your bookmarks, and inform your club members to always check the below link every weekend. You can find this page on the Football

Are you excited? We’re only one day away from kickoff in 2017! Senior Men’s and Junior competitions get underway tomorrow (Senior Women commence the following Saturday). Visit the following link for all draws – bookmark this page so you can

Football South is delighted to announce that Tessa Nicol has been recruited as the new Women’s Development Officer for the Football South region. Tessa is a proud local who has gone on to represent the New Zealand U20 Junior Football Ferns

2017 Football South Futsal Coaches & Managers Football South Futsal requires coaches for the following Youth Age Group Teams who will be participating in the National Futsal Championships in Palmerston North from the 14th to 16th of July: Boys U19,

Football South Futsal 2017 Otago Regional Secondary School Futsal Tournament. Friday 12th May. Where:   Edgar Sports Centre, Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin Time:     9.00am to 4.30pm     Competitions Available Girls Year 9-10 Division 1 & 2 Boys Year 9-10  Division 1,

Football South Futsal are holding trials in the coming weeks for players interested in playing in the upcoming Youth Futsal Nationals. This tournament is to be held in Palmerston North from the 14th to 16th of July. We are asking

Please see the list of upcoming Coach Education courses within the region over the next number of weeks. Please inform your coaches of these upcoming courses – Thank You. Any queries get in touch asap.   Senior Level 1:       

Calling all female coaches!  Exciting development opportunity for female coaches – see below to express your interest in taking part. Although the course is being held in Wellington, all travel & accommodation will be fully funded for the participants! Are

Our Football Development Officers and members of the Southern United side have been busy with the Football in Schools programme, taking them right around the Football South region. Here’s some pics with some football fanatics in Milton, Geraldine Primary School,

A huge thank you to Brett Driver, Bob Driver, and all the staff at Bob Driver Ssangyong Timaru for their continued support for our South Canterbury Football Development Officers, Stephen Last and Conor O’Keeffe. Brett is pictured here with Stephen and

NZ Football Goalkeeping Level 1 Coaching Football South are delighted to be running the NZF Goalkeeping Level 1 Coaching course, hosted by Tony Boomer and Southern United squad member Tom Stevens. The course is a great chance to discuss goalkeeping

Central Football Federation is seeking applicants for the position of Fustal Development Manager for the Federation. This full time position will be based in Palmerston North and will play a vital role in developing players and coaches during the rollout

Dunedin’s ‘Stadium to Surf’ Fun Run & Walk is less than a month away, making now the perfect time for you & your friends to sign up! The event, which features 10km, 5km, & 3km options, takes place on Sunday

Football South are sad to announce that Hayley Stirling has resigned from her role as Women’s Development Officer. Hayley’s final day will be March the 6th. Hayley’s passion is on the grass, and as such she plans to move back

Below is a summary of the changes to the Laws of the Game which now apply to Football South Competitions. If you would like a session run at your club for players and coaches please contact Jeff Clamp at rdm@footballsouth.co.nz.   2016/2017

NZF Senior Level 2 / Youth Level 3 | April 4th-9th | Dunedin Football South are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the ‘NZF Senior Level 2/ Youth Level 3’ Advanced Coach Education Course in April 2017.  

Grants Braes AFC is organizing a Dunedin’s first Beach Football Tournament at tomahawk beach on 18th Feb 2017. Spectators are welcome to come and see Dunedin football clubs battle it out for the inaugural Beach Football title. Tomahawk Beach all

FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER MANAWATU (Player, Coach and Game Development) The Central Football Federation is seeking applicants for the position of Football Development Officer for Manawatu and surrounding areas.

Football South staff, Federation clubs and their volunteers will soon take a well-earned break over Christmas and New Year. Before we know it 2017 will be upon us, but I’d like to take a moment to reflect on what, from