Northern Region Football have renamed the Women’s Knockout Cup after women’s football pioneer Carol Waller to recognise her decades of achievement on and off the pitch.
The renaming has taken place in time for Hibiscus Coast and Metro to play for the Carol Waller Cup in Sunday’s final at McLennan Park, Papakura.
The 1pm game is the last of 20 knockout finals staged by NRF over the weekend, and brings down the curtain on the senior winter season.
Carol Waller ended her career with NRF on Friday, leaving a huge legacy in football on and off the field.
“Carol made a real difference for people playing the game and for the clubs delivering it,” said NRF CEO Laura Menzies.
The first goalkeeper to represent a New Zealand women’s team, Waller has worked for more than 40 years in various roles off the pitch.
Main photo: Carol Waller saves at the feet of an Australian forward in 1975.
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Hibiscus Coast v Metro
McLennan Park, Papakura, 1pm