Your guide to Easter weekend’s big fixtures … all on one page

Easter provides a swag of top football fixtures, spread over the long weekend, with plenty to watch live or on a screen.

The Football Ferns meet Iceland in Turkey; the Phoenix head to Melbourne; and there are full rounds in the Northern, Central and Southern Leagues.

There are no fixtures scheduled over Easter for either the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League or the WaiBOP W-League. Those competitions resume on Sunday April 16.

Here’s your guide to the football weekend:


Game to be played on Thursday April 6, 2023

Lotto NRFL Women’s Championship

Fencibles United v Central United 
William Green Domain, Bucklands Beach, 7.30 pm 

Otumoetai v Tauranga City 
Fergusson Park, Tauranga, 7pm  (late change of date/time; originally scheduled for Sunday)

READ MORE: Tauranga derby provides chance to see Bay of Plenty’s top women’s players >>>>

Games to be played on Friday April 7, 2023

Northern League

Auckland City v Birkenhead United
Kiwitea St, Sandringham, 2pm

West Coast Rangers v Manukau United
Fred Taylor Park, Whenuapai, 3pm

Auckland United v Manurewa
Keith Hay Park, Mt Roskill, 3pm

Melville United v Hamilton Wanderers
Gower Park, Hamilton, 3pm

Eastern Suburbs v Takapuna
Riverhills Park, Pakuranga, 3pm

Bay Olympic v Western Springs
Olympic Park, New Lynn, 6pm

READ MORE: Double-round weekend will put pressure on Northern League sides >>>>

Central League

Wellington Phoenix Reserves v Wellington Olympic
Fraser Park (Turf), Lower Hutt, 3pm

READ MORE: Unbeaten sides set to go head-to-head in third round of Central League >>>>

Southern League

Ferrymead Bays v Nelson Suburbs
Ferrymead Park, Christchurch, 11.30am

Green Island v Coastal Spirit
Sunnyvale Park, Dunedin, 12pm

Christchurch United v Dunedin City Royals
United Sports Centre, Christchurch, 1.30pm

Cashmere Technical v Nomads United
Garrick Memorial Park, Christchurch, 2.45pm

FC Twenty 11 v Selwyn United
Avonhead Park, Christchurch, 2.45pm

READ MORE: Early pacesetters face off on Good Friday as Southern League table takes shape >>>>

Lotto NRFL Women’s Championship

Franklin United v Onehunga Sports 
Drury Sports Complex, Drury, 11 am 

Lotto NRFL Men’s Championship

Metro v Waiheke United
Phyllis St Reserve, Mt Albert, 3pm

East Coast Bays v Ellerslie
Bay City Park, Browns Bay, 3pm

Tauranga City v Fencibles United
Links Ave, Mt Maunganui, 3pm

North Shore United v Ngaruawahia United
Allen Hill Stadium, Devonport, 3pm

Northern Rovers v Hibiscus Coast
McFetridge Park, Glenfield, 3pm

Onehunga Mangere United v Mt Albert Ponsonby
Mangere Domain, Mangere, 3pm

READ MORE: More tight results expected as Championship teams play twice over long weekend >>>>

Lotto NRFL Men’s Northern Conference

Albany United v Oratia United
Rosedale Park, Albany, 3pm

Lotto NRFL Men’s Southern Conference

Te Awamutu v Papamoa
The Stadium, Te Awamutu, 3pm

WaiBOP League One

West Hamilton v Matamata Swifts
Weka St, Hamilton, 3pm

Games to be played on Saturday April 8, 2023

Friendly international

New Zealand v Iceland
Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya, Turkey, 1am (NZT)

Central League

Waterside Karori v Stop Out
Karori Park, Wellington, 2.30pm

Whanganui Athletic v North Wellington
Wembley Park, Whanganui, 3pm

Petone v Western Suburbs
Petone Memorial Turf, Lower Hutt, 3.30pm 

Lotto NRFL Men’s Northern Conference

Franklin United v West Auckland
Bledisloe Park, Pukekhoe, 3pm

Bucklands Beach v Beachlands Maraetai
MacLeans College, Bucklands Beach, 3pm

Northland v Waitemata
Trigg Arena, Whangarei, 3pm

Lotto NRFL Men’s Southern Conference

Cambridge v Taupo
John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge, 3pm

Waikato Unicol v Otumoetai
Waikato University, Hamilton, 3pm

Claudelands Rovers v Ngongotaha Lakes
Galloway Park, Hamilton, 3pm

NRF Men’s League One

Papakura City v Papatoetoe
McLennan Park, Papakura, 3pm

Central United v Uni-Mount Bohemian
Nixon Park, Kingsland, 3pm

Te Atatu v Ranui Swanson
Te Atatu Peninsula Park, Te Atatu, 3pm

South Auckland Rangers — bye

WaiBOP League One

Otorohanga v Tauranga City
POSTPONED (away team’s request)

Hamilton Wanderers v Cambridge
Porritt Stadium, Hamilton, 3pm

Claudelands Rovers v Tokoroa
Galloway Park, Hamilton, 3pm

Games to be played on Sunday April 9, 2023

Central League

Napier City Rovers v Miramar Rangers
Bluewater Stadium, Napier, 2pm

Lotto NRFL Women’s Championship

Manukau United v Te Atatu 
Walter Massey Park, Mangere East, 1 pm 

Games to be played on Monday April 10, 2023

Men’s A-League

Melbourne City v Wellington Phoenix
AAMI Park, Melbourne, 6pm (NZT)

Northern League

Auckland City v West Coast Rangers
Kiwitea St, Sandringham, 3pm

Hamilton Wanderers v Eastern Suburbs
Porrit Stadium, Hamilton, 3pm

Manurewa v Melville United
Manurewa War Memorial Park, Manurewa, 3pm

Western Springs v Takapuna
Seddon Fields, Westmere, 3pm

Manukau United v Auckland United
Mangere Centre Park, Mangere, 3pm

Bay Olympic v Birkenhead United
Olympic Park, New Lynn, 6pm

Lotto NRFL Men’s Championship

Ellerslie v Tauranga City
Michaels Ave Reserve, Ellerslie, 3pm

Metro v East Coast Bays
Phyllis St Reserve, Mt Albert, 3pm

Hibiscus Coast v Onehunga Mangere United
Stanmore Bay Park, Stanmore Bay, 3pm

Ngaruawahia United v Northern Rovers
Centennial Park, Ngaruawahia, 3pm

Fencibles United v North Shore United
Riverhills Park, Pakuranga, 3pm

Waiheke United v Mt Albert Ponsonby
Onetangi Sports Complex, Waiheke Island, 3pm

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