Big name players to line up in Sunday’s Beach Soccer Festival in Christchurch

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Beach soccer with an international flavour will entertain Canterbury football fans on Sunday December 17.

The Christchurch Beach Soccer Festival will feature games between men’s and women’s teams, featuring some high-profile players.

The games will be held at the Centennial Park Sand Courts, behind Pioneer Stadium.

Women’s match: Oceania v Rest of the World

Kick-off 1pm

Oceania’s line-up includes Futsal Fern Britney Lee Nicholson while former Football Fern will be part of the Rest of the World selection.


Maddi Iro (New Zealand)
Lara Wall (New Zealand)
Britney Lee Nicholson (New Zealand)
Jayda Stewart (New Zealand / Samoa )
Whitney Hepburn (New Zealand)

Rest of the World

Una Foyle (New Zealand/Ireland)
Darsha Keogan (New Zealand/Russia)
Lyndsey Anderson (New Zealand/Scotland)
Bel Van Noorden (New Zealand/Netherlands)
Aimee Phillips (New Zealand/Philippines)
Lottie Mortlock (New Zealand/Australia)

Men’s match: Oceania v Rest of the World

Kick-off 2pm

All Whites assistant coach Aaron Clapham will captain the Oceania team, against a Rest of the World side led by National League Golden Boot co-winner Garbhan Coughlan, of Cashmere Technical.


Matt Foord (New Zealand)
Aaron Clapham (captain, New Zealand)
Andrew Storer (Papua New Guinea)
Will Pierce (New Zealand)
Jordan Spain (Papua New Guinea)
Chris Murphy (New Zealand)
Hemi Innes (New Zealand)
Lachie McIsaac (New Zealand)

Rest of the World

Pieter-Taco Bierema (Netherlands)
Garbhan Coughlan (captain, Ireland)
Danny Boys (England)
Lyle Mathison (South Africa)
Yuya Taguchi (Japan)
Lukas Holocher (United States)
Jimmy Deehan (Ireland)

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