Fans of the women’s game have plenty to get excited about with two grand finals and the start of another Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League on ‘Super Sunday’ (March 27).
The flagship event is the long-awaited final of the Kate Sheppard Cup between Hamilton Wanderers and Wellington United at Auckland’s North Harbour Stadium (2.30pm).
Whichever side wins, history will be made as Wanderers have never won a national title — women’s or men’s — and United plan to take the trophy to the capital for the first time since the competition started in 1994.
The match has been postponed once (due to COVID issues), and been rescheduled from its original venue at Hamilton’s FMG Stadium.
Time till kick-off
The disruption will be forgotten when the turnstiles open at 2pm and spectators will be allowed into the stadium for their first major game since this week’s easing of restrictions for outdoor gatherings.
What’s more, NZ Football have decided to provide FREE entry for all spectators!
The Kate Sheppard Cup is made possible through support from the NZ Football Foundation.
If you can’t get along to Albany, you can still watch the live stream on Sky Sport NEXT.
How to watch the live stream
Visit the following link to Sky Sport NEXT and set your reminder to view:
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Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League
By Jonno Ross
The Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League gets underway on Sunday and we predict another tight season similar to last year when the gap between first and fourth-placed team was sufficiently close to ensure hotly-contest games most weekends.
Our pick of the games for the neutral spectator is out west where West Coast Rangers will try to establish their league credentials against reigning champions Eastern Suburbs.
Suburbs will want to defend their title, no mistake, and they will be keen to make a statement with a strong win at Whenuapai.
West Coast Rangers v Eastern Suburbs
Fred Taylor Park, Whenuapai
Auckland United v Western Springs
Keith Hay Park, 1pm
Ellerslie v Tauranga City
Michaels Ave Reserve, 3pm
Hamilton Wanderers v Northern Rovers
This fixture is not being played this weekend because of Wanderers’ involvement in the Kate Sheppard Cup final.
How they finished last year
Women’s A-League Grand Final
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory
Women’s A-League grand final
Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah
Watch: Sky Sports 7
Finish your weekend with a juicy cup final between the best women’s teams in Australia.
Sydney FC will be looking for Football Fern speedster Paige Satchell to open up the Melbourne defence.
Melbourne’s Claudia Bunge — a Ferns teammate of Satchell — will have other ideas.
At least one Kiwi will be celebrating as the weekend comes to an end.
Girls and Women’s Month
This is the last weekend of our 2022 Girls and Women’s football month — click on the logo below to see what it’s all about: