Birkenhead United and Melville United to decide promotion in one-off final

Birkenhead United and Melville United meet on Sunday to decide which club will win promotion to next year’s Lotto NRFL Women’s Championship.

They will play on neutral turf at Mangere Central Park with the winner clinching promotion to the championship.

Birkenhead United have reached the play-off, having won the NRF Women’s Conference, heading off nearest rivals Metro.

Main photo: Birkenhead United’s NRF Conference-winning squad. Photo credit: Birkenhead United.

Melville United qualify for the play-off as WaiBOP champions, having won the federation’s W-League at a canter, and scoring 87 goals in 14 outings.

Their only loss was a 3-0 default.

Te Atatu face the drop from the Championship after finishing bottom of the eight-team competition.


Game to be played on Sunday September 24, 2023

Promotion play-off final

Melville United v Birkenhead United
Mangere Central Park, Mangere, 2pm

Winner to be promoted to the 2024 Lotto NRFL Women’s Championship

How they finished


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