Shape the future of our community
Jul30

Shape the future of our community

The Matamata Piako District Council is working on the Long Term Plan for our district and already have some plans underway to help Matamata-Piako become ‘the place of choice – lifestyle, opportunities, home’ but they want to hear our ideas too. We have submitted a project idea that includes turfing the training area at the Domain. You can find out more HERE. We now need your support in voting for this idea. We think it will make a big...

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Football rolls on
Jul26

Football rolls on

Matamata Swifts senior teams again picked up two wins from three matches over the weekend. Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies continued their Waikato Ladies Division 1 charge with another victory and Waharoa Transport Swifts Reserves dominated for their third victory of the campaign. In the show-piece game in Rotorua, however, Comag Matamata Swifts faltered during the second half of their match at the International Stadium. Comag...

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Two Swifts wins from three
Jul19

Two Swifts wins from three

Matamata Swifts’ senior football teams ended the weekend with two wins from three entertaining match-es. Comag Matamata Swifts tasted home defeat for the first time this season, but it was brighter news for Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies and Waharoa Transport Swifts Reserves as they both picked up three points on the road. Comag Matamata Swifts began slowly in Saturday’s WaiBOP Premiership match against Taupo and fell be-hind on the...

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Contrasting draws for Swifts Men and Ladies
Jul12

Contrasting draws for Swifts Men and Ladies

With expectations raised after a good start to the season, Comag Matamata Swifts suffered something resembling a reality check at Te Awamutu on Saturday. A generally sluggish performance against a team up for the fight saw the Swifts drop two points after being held to a 1-1 draw. It could have been worse, with Matamata finally scrambling the ball home off a Te Awamutu defender in second half added time. The home side had been gifted...

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Swifts topple title favourites
Jul05

Swifts topple title favourites

Captain, Bjorn Vossen, struck a goal in each half to secure Comag Matamata Swifts a bruising 2-0 victory over Ngaruawahia United at the Domain on Saturday. The visitors, among the favourites for the 2020 WaiBOP Premiership title, were looking to rebound from defeat last time out, but were stunned as early as the 4th minute when Vossen gave the locals the lead. A poor Domain playing surface forced both sides to modify their usual...

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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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