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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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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Summer 5-a-side Soccer
Sep09

Summer 5-a-side Soccer

Adult & Youth players You can now enter our senior Summer 5-a-side Soccer leagues. Full details HERE. Games begin on Thursday October 17. Enter and pay before October 3 to get a discount off your entry fee. We are looking at running a youth/junior 5-a-side league this summer. More information will be available soon. In the meantime, please contact us HERE if your child would be interested in entering a...

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CANCELLATIONS – June 1
May31

CANCELLATIONS – June 1

Our June 1 Mini-Kickers session has been cancelled due to the conditions and expected bad weather. Enjoy the long weekend and we’ll see you all again next weekend.   VENUE CHANGE: the Waharoa Transport Swifts Reserves’ match against Tauranga City on June 1 has been moved to Matamata College. Kick-off is still at 12.30pm.

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Goalkeeper Training
May07

Goalkeeper Training

We are pleased to add a goalkeeper development programme to our player development programme. Comag Matamata Swifts Goalkeeper (and WaiBOP Football FDO) Seamus Casey will run these sessions, which are open to any junior or youth player interested in some specialised goalkeeper training. Goalkeeper Development Programme Dates: Thursdays – May 16 to June 27, 2019. Training time: all ages 5pm to 6pm. Venue: Pohlen Park. Cost: $75....

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