Swifts slog through wet weekend
Jun28

Swifts slog through wet weekend

An eventful weekend’s football, in many senses, saw Matamata Swifts’ senior teams record one victory and two defeats in three trips to Hamilton. Comag Matamata Swifts suffered their first Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership reverse of 2020, going down 2-0 at Waikato Unicol after playing more than an hour with ten men. The slippery conditions made football challenging. The match was a largely even contest but turned on the half hour when...

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Three from three for Swifts football teams
Jun21

Three from three for Swifts football teams

The positive start to the 2020 senior football season in Matamata continued over the weekend as all three of the Swifts senior teams picked up home wins. A duo of 1-0 victories on Saturday saw both Comag Matamata Swifts and Waharoa Transport Swifts Reserves home, while the goals flew in on Sunday as Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies defeated Otorohanga 4-2. Comag Matamata Swifts’ performance against Tauranga City was more convincing...

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Football’s back with a bang
Jun14

Football’s back with a bang

The long-delayed local football season finally got underway at the weekend as Matamata Swifts’ three senior teams, and host of junior teams, kicked off what will be a shortened, but no less intriguing, campaign. Comag Matamata Swifts are flying the club’s flag in The Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership once again and began 2020 in the best possible manner after beating Otumoetai, one of the title favourites, 3-1 at the Domain on...

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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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