Swifts School Holiday Programme
Jun23

Swifts School Holiday Programme

July 2020 school holidays Monday July 13 to Thursday July 16 Looking for something for the kids during the second week of the July school holidays? This is a fun football and physical literacy programme open boys and girls of all ability levels – footballers and non-footballers alike. Holiday camp details: Venue: Matamata Domain. Times: 9am to 3pm daily. Cost: $30 per day or $100 for all four days. Ages: boys and girls aged from...

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SPDP – Term 2 2020
May23

SPDP – Term 2 2020

Matamata-Piako, Thames Valley and South Waikato youngsters can sign up now for the term 2 Swifts Player Development Programme (SPDP). The SPDP is being run by the Ricki Herbert Football Academy in partnership with Matamata Swifts AFC. Players can sign up HERE. You don’t need to play for Matamata Swifts to sign up for the SPDP. It is open to footballers and non-footballers alike. Details for Term 2, 2020 Training days: Mondays Sessions...

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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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2020 Junior Teams
May12

2020 Junior Teams

We are pleased to release the make-up of our 8th to 13th/14th Grade junior teams for the 2020 season. You can click HERE for the team lists (lists updated on May 29). Please note: Some children have been moved up or down a grade. This is due to the numbers in the respective age groups, particularly for the older children. We have attempted to accommodate all requests, especially where having children in the same team will help with...

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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 Junior Football
Feb10

2020 Junior Football

Get Back In To Football! Get Your Friends In To Football! Do you want to have fun and keep fit with your friends? Now is the time to sign up for football again… as well as introduce your friends to the beautiful game. Matamata Swifts have opened registrations for the 2020 season. Click HERE to sign up. If you need assistance we have in-person registration session at the Matamata Domain clubrooms on THURSDAY MARCH 5 (from 6pm to...

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Young Swifts live the dream
Jan30

Young Swifts live the dream

Six footballers from the Matamata-based Swifts Player Development Programme (DPDP) spent part of their summer school holidays living like young professional footballers. Jack Wilson, Theo Barlow, Ryley Bruce, Quinn Sinclair, Liam Costello-McVeigh and Leo Williams were selected to join 160 talented footballers from the Ricki Herbert Football Academy’s eleven centres, based throughout the North Island, at their annual National Elite...

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