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Spain beat Mexico 2-1 in the final by the way.

So only team NZ lost too, was tourney winners.

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coochiee wrote:

Spain beat Mexico 2-1 in the final by the way.

So only team NZ lost too, was tourney winners.

We did lose to Ghana... Doesn't diminish from a fantastic tournament and achievement though

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happydays wrote:

coochiee wrote:

Spain beat Mexico 2-1 in the final by the way.

So only team NZ lost too, was tourney winners.

We did lose to Ghana... Doesn't diminish from a fantastic tournament and achievement though

Oops yes forgot about that. Did rest most of the first choice eleven for that game.

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nominated for halberg sports team of year - great to see they are getting the acknowledgement they deserve.

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NLP wrote:

nominated for halberg sports team of year - great to see they are getting the acknowledgement they deserve.

Having just heard on the Rock FM that a 7s team won the team award, I now realise just how big a joke the Helbergs are. 

The girls were the best NZ sports team of 2018 hands down and should feel robbed by this.

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Marto wrote:

NLP wrote:

nominated for halberg sports team of year - great to see they are getting the acknowledgement they deserve.

Having just heard on the Rock FM that a 7s team won the team award, I now realise just how big a joke the Helbergs are. 

The girls were the best NZ sports team of 2018 hands down and should feel robbed by this.

They did win the 1 award voted for by the public, which shows you how out of touch the judges are. Very significant for football though that they did get the people's choice vote

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Marto wrote:

NLP wrote:

nominated for halberg sports team of year - great to see they are getting the acknowledgement they deserve.

Having just heard on the Rock FM that a 7s team won the team award, I now realise just how big a joke the Helbergs are. 

The girls were the best NZ sports team of 2018 hands down and should feel robbed by this.

Yeah should have blown the team award out of the water, struggling to realise how they didn't win. At least they took home the Sporting Moment of the Year, one that I was sure they'd be less likely to win

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mrsmiis wrote:

Marto wrote:

[quote=NLP]

nominated for halberg sports team of year - great to see they are getting the acknowledgement they deserve.

Having just heard on the Rock FM that a 7s team won the team award, I now realise just how big a joke the Helbergs are. 

The girls were the best NZ sports team of 2018 hands down and should feel robbed by this.

well whilst a great achievement they didnt win the cup  and the 7s did. Celebrate what they did and dont angst that they weren't rightly not recognized as best team.

Yeah should have blown the team award out of the water, struggling to realise how they didn't win. At least they took home the Sporting Moment of the Year, one that I was sure they'd be less likely to

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I see the next U17 girls crop have a trip to China coming up. 

Good experience for them. This, the qualifiers (not much of a battle against OFC sides for girls typically) and whatever else they come up with before India should put them on n a good place to hopefully do well in India

U17 girls to China

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Good effort from the new U17 girls to come second in their mini China tournament

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Squad announcement been out for a week https://www.nzfootball.co.nz/newsarticle/83488 and no comment.  Must have the right regional balance then!

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reubee wrote:

Squad announcement been out for a week https://www.nzfootball.co.nz/newsarticle/83488 and no comment.  Must have the right regional balance then!

Credit to Leon, He does make an effort to visit the Federations and be at junior national tournaments. That is encouraging for any girls that consider themselves fringe selections but live outside of Auckland and Wellington. 

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News today. That the U16 qualifying tournament for next year's U17 WC, originally scheduled for September/October, and the for December, has been postponed yet again, this time due to the measles epidemic in the region.

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ClubOranje wrote:

News today. That the U16 qualifying tournament for next year's U17 WC, originally scheduled for September/October, and the for December, has been postponed yet again, this time due to the measles epidemic in the region.

Feel for anyone missing out due to age limits, if they're affected

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mrsmiis wrote:

ClubOranje wrote:

News today. That the U16 qualifying tournament for next year's U17 WC, originally scheduled for September/October, and the for December, has been postponed yet again, this time due to the measles epidemic in the region.

Feel for anyone missing out due to age limits, if they're affected

that wouldn't happen.  The Oceania tournament is U16 so that the team can carry onto the U17WC next year.

In the short-term, the interesting thing will be effect on NAGT.  Does that mean the national players will now be able to play NAGT, or perhaps does it open up the possibility of the national squad playing games against the NAGT team that has the bye.

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reubee wrote:

mrsmiis wrote:

ClubOranje wrote:

News today. That the U16 qualifying tournament for next year's U17 WC, originally scheduled for September/October, and the for December, has been postponed yet again, this time due to the measles epidemic in the region.

Feel for anyone missing out due to age limits, if they're affected

that wouldn't happen.  The Oceania tournament is U16 so that the team can carry onto the U17WC next year.

In the short-term, the interesting thing will be effect on NAGT.  Does that mean the national players will now be able to play NAGT, or perhaps does it open up the possibility of the national squad playing games against the NAGT team that has the bye.

That's what I would do.

Probably couldn't do Central as they only arrive the day of their bye after a long drive.

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https://www.oceaniafootball.com/ofc-competitions-schedule-update-for-2022/

At the same meeting the committee also agreed to cancel both the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship and OFC U-16 Women’s Championship which were to be staged next year.  

Subsequently New Zealand were nominated as the OFC participant for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022 and FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022, based on historical results for both competitions.  

In lieu of next year’s cancelled OFC U-16 Championship, Tahiti was nominated as the host of the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2023. 

OFC General Secretary Franck Castillo said the committee had several factors to consider in making their decisions.  

“While we had hoped to run our planned calendar of events as normal next year, the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic unfortunately mean that wasn’t a realistic option,” Castillo said.  

“At the forefront of our thinking was the health and wellbeing of our young footballers. 

“We also wanted to make sure that the nominated teams, in these cases New Zealand, had sufficient time to plan and prepare for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022 and FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022.

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