Special match to mark a hundred years of women’s football in New Zealand

Women’s football supporters will celebrate a hundred years of progress when teams from Canterbury and Wellington meet on Saturday December 4.

The National League: South Central Series match between Canterbury United Pride and Capital Football has been dubbed ‘The 100 Years Game’ to recognise the feats of women who pioneered early games between provincial teams in 1921.

Photo: The Aotea Ladies of Wellington in full motion. Source: Auckland Weekly News — University of Auckland Library.

The night before The 100 Years Game, women’s football will take another huge step forward as the Wellington Phoenix plays their first game in the women’s A-League.

Friday’s Phoenix game against Western Sydney Wanderers will be broadcast live free-to-air on Prime (7pm).

Read about the history of the women’s game in New Zealand

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How to watch The 100 Years Game

The 100 Years Game between Canterbury United Pride and Capital Football takes place on Saturday at 2pm, and can be streamed on the Sky Sport Next YouTube channel.

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Video highlights from Ferns win

To help supporters get in the mood for the upcoming historic weekend for women’s football, the Football Ferns beat South Korea 2-0 on Tuesday November 30.

It was the Ford-sponsored side’s first international victory since before the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and was the first victory for recently-appointed coach Jitka Klimková, her fourth game in charge.