Capital Football name squad for women’s National League

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Capital Football have named their squad for the upcoming Women’s National League season.

Head coach Maika Ruyter-Hooley (pictured) has named the following players in her squad:

Renee Bacon (Waterside Karori)
Zoe Barrott (Wellington United)
Cara Chung (Seatoun)
Devyn Crawford (Petone)
Lena de Ronde (Wellington United)
Olive Lynch Gerrard (Wellington United)
Anna McCarthy (Wellington United)
Dani Ohlsson (Wellington United)
Pepi Olliver-Bell (Wellington United)
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Lauren Owen (Waterside Karori)
Caelin Patterson (Petone)
Sammi Preval (Wellington United)
Nicola Ross (Waterside Karori)
Asha Strom (Wellington United)
Jayden Watts (Waterside Karori)
Sydnie Williams (Petone)

Six more players will train with the squad prior to a final selection being made ahead. They are:

Libby Boobyer (Petone)
Katia Brown (Seatoun)
Aoife Gallagher Forbes (Petone)
Ashleigh Gill (Upper Hutt City)
Simmonne MacManus (North Wellington)
Molly Simons (Wellington United)


Head coach is Maika Ruyter-Hooley, well-known as head coach for W-League side Wellington United who won the 2021 Kate Sheppard Cup. She is AFC B Licence qualified and has assisted in coaching the Petone men’s Central League squad in 2022.

A former player with Melbourne Victory, she has been the assistant coach with Capital Football’s Women’s National League squad the last two seasons. She won Capital Football’s Coach of the Year award for 2021.

Women’s National League Head Coach: Maika Ruyter-Hooley

Women’s National League Assistant Coach: Ryan McGlinchey

Women’s National League Assistant Coach (interim for September): Davor Tavic

Women’s National League Team Manager: Wendy Turton

Women’s National League

This year’s competition features eight teams: Northern Rovers, Auckland United, Western Springs, Eastern Suburbs, Capital Football, Central Football, Canterbury United Pride and Southern United.


Capital Football’s website says Capital’s home games will be played at Petone’s Memorial Park:

Capital v Eastern Suburbs
Saturday September 17, 2022, 3pm

Capital v Southern United
Sunday October 2, 2022, 3pm

Capital v Auckland United 
Saturday October 15,  2022, 3pm

Capital v Central Football
Monday October 24, 2022, 12pm

Capital v Canterbury United Pride
Saturday October 29,  2022, 2.30pm

Capital v Northern Rovers
Saturday November 12, 2022, 2pm

Capital v Western Springs
Saturday November 26, 2022, 12.30pm

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