Two local derbies kick off huge weekend for women’s football in Auckland

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A huge weekend for women’s football gets underway in Auckland with two high-profile Women’s National League fixtures to be played under Friday night lights.

The top three teams in the competition will be in action as leaders Eastern Suburbs host Auckland United, and Western Springs play Northern Rovers.

Both games kick off at 7.30pm, are free entry and will be live streamed.

Main photo: League leaders Eastern Suburbs play Auckland United twice this weekend. Photo: Joan Grey.

Live streams

You can watch the Western Springs v Northern Rovers game live via NZ Football’s YouTube channel here:

You can watch the Eastern Suburbs v Auckland United game live via Sky Sport NEXT here:

A huge weekend for women’s football

These two derbies will showcase local football to the many visitors pouring into Auckland for Saturday’s draw for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup being held at the Aotea Centre.

Labour Weekend has made it possible for the Women’s National League to hold two full rounds of competition.

The four fixtures on Friday/Saturday will be reversed for Labour Monday.

That means Suburbs will travel to Auckland United, and Springs will head to Rovers’ McFetridge Park.

Here’s how the two rounds of fixtures line up for the weekend of October 21-24:


Games to be played on Friday October 21, 2022

Western Springs v Northern Rovers
Seddon Fields, Westmere, 7.30pm

Eastern Suburbs v Auckland United
William Green Domain, Howick, 7.30pm

Canterbury United Pride v Southern United
Venue TBC, Christchurch, 1.30pm

Central Football v Capital Football
Massey University, Palmerston North, 3pm

Games to be played on Monday October 24, 2022

Northern Rovers v Western Springs
McFetridge Park, Glenfield, 1pm

Capital Football v Central Football
Petone Memorial Park, Petone, 2pm

Auckland United v Eastern Suburbs
Keith Hay Park, Mt Roskill, 3pm

Southern United v Canterbury United Pride
Venue TBC, Dunedin, 3.15pm


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