Football Update – May 21
May21

Football Update – May 21

Hopefully you’ve been keeping up with the information posted by WaiBOP Football Federation and NZ Football, which we’ve been posting on the Facebook page. Thankfully, we now have more to report (read on). Apologies for the length of this message…it won’t happen again. Please contact me on dwayne@dbmm.co.nz if you have any further questions.   TRAINING – JUNIORS & SENIORS Currently, teams are...

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COVID-19 Update – April 21
Apr21

COVID-19 Update – April 21

MESSAGE FROM WAIBOP FOOTBALL As we’re in week 4 of the lockdown, I thought it was time for an update on where Waikato Bay of Plenty Football (WaiBOP) is as a business. Like the rest of New Zealand, we have been in lockdown and staff have been working from home. We successfully applied for the initial government wage subsidy and subsequently started a consultation process with staff as to how the months of April, May and June...

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Start date pushed back
Apr09

Start date pushed back

New Zealand Football and the seven Federations have announced that the community football postponement has been extended until at least Queen’s Birthday Weekend (Saturday 30 May 2020), due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the country still in Alert Level 4, the extended postponement gives the football community new guidance on when NZF aims to resume play, providing it’s safe to do so. Community football, including junior, youth, senior...

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COVID-19 Update
Mar19

COVID-19 Update

Hi everyone, A week’s a long time in football, aye? Hopefully you’ll have caught the news that all football in New Zealand has been postponed until May 2. If not, HERE is a full copy of NZ Football and WaiBOP Football Federation’s communications, which were released yesterday. WaiBOP Football also has a COVID-19 updates page on their website, which you can visit HERE. So. What does this mean for football in Matamata?...

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Football postponed until May 2
Mar18

Football postponed until May 2

FROM NZ Football & WaiBOP Football Federation [March 18, 2020] The club will provide further communication on Thursday March 19 regarding how these measures will impact football in Matamata over the next few weeks.  Out of concern for our community’s health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the start of the community football season has been postponed until 2 May. This difficult decision has been reached by NZ Football in agreement...

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2020 Senior Pre-Season Details
Jan13

2020 Senior Pre-Season Details

Senior Men Pre-season for 2020 will begin with sessions on Thursday January 30 and Tuesday February 4 at the Matamata Domain – start time is 6.30pm. They will then run every Tuesday and Thursday evening from February 11 at the Domain. Players wanting to know more about our WaiBOP Premiership team can contact Scott Parsonage on 021 915 459. For other players, you can email the club at admin@matamataswifts.co.nz Swifts Ladies...

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2019 Annual General Meeting
Oct29

2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of Matamata Swifts Association Football Club will be held at the Matamata Domain clubrooms at 6pm on Monday November 11. The bar will be open.   AGENDA Apologies Obituaries Minutes from the 2018 Annual General Meeting President’s report Financial report Election of officers – position descriptions available on request. (Written nominations to admin@matamataswifts.com. Nominations can be made at the...

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Swifts lose double-header at Otumoetai, while ladies strong in Hamilton
Sep08

Swifts lose double-header at Otumoetai, while ladies strong in Hamilton

The 2019 football season is slowly winding down. Three of Matamata Swifts’ senior teams were in action over the weekend, with varying results. Comag Matamata Swifts and Waharoa Transport Matamata Reserves were both on the end of narrow defeats at Otumoetai on Saturday, while Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies completed a solid win in Hamilton. The sea breeze played a key part in proceedings at Otumoetai’s Fergusson Park as both Swifts...

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Clothier double saves Swifts
Aug25

Clothier double saves Swifts

Draws were largely the order of the weekend as two of Matamata Swifts’ three teams in action were held by their opponents. Comag Matamata Swifts needed a late equaliser from Andrew Clothier to ensure the team’s final Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership home game of the season finished 2-2, while on Sunday Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies were held 3-3 at Huntly Thistle. The Swifts match against Melville United was a bright, open affair...

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Swifts held while Ladies suffer injury heartbreak
Aug18

Swifts held while Ladies suffer injury heartbreak

Comag Matamata Swifts kept their recent unbeaten run going on Saturday, albeit after a draw at Te Awamutu, while Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies’ Waikato Plate campaign was ended on Sunday after a brave effort against Otorohanga. The Swifts’ Soccer Shop Premiership visit to Te Awamutu ended in a 1-1 draw, which was a result that suited the home side more as they all but secured their survival. The Swifts had much the better of the...

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