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Thought it was time there was a thread for all the many talented NZ women now playing for overseas clubs and universities.

Motivated in this by noticing just how many darned good female players we have making careers overseas now - and by noting that there are only a couple of women listed under "Kiwi Players Overseas" and they've received no posts for about a year (buried three pages into this forum which no-one reads).

Probably there is enough interest for one umbrella thread for all women overseas rather than threads for individual players.

Please also pass news of this thread on to female football people you may know so they can follow it and contribute.

This is a big year for our women footballers with several now arguably amongst the best in the world and playing in the world's top women's leagues like Germany, Sweden and England, the Olympics on the horizon for the Football Ferns and our teams participating in the  FIFA Women's u-20 World Cup Finals in Japan in August, followed by the u-17 World Cup in Azerbeijan in September.

On Friday morning Ria Percival plays for Frankfurt in the UEFA Women's Champion's League Final against Olympique Lyon:

http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/season=2012/finals/index.html

Will be easy to find a live stream somewhere.

Check out these sites for info on our women playing overseas:

http://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/                                              http://www.uefa.com/women/index.html

http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/                                        http://www.womenssoccerscene.co.uk/

http://forum.football.co.uk/forum-197.html                                   http://www.shekicks.net/home

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=ger/women/matches/index.html

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=swe/women/index.html     http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/

http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/group/fuballbundesliga          http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/group/womenssuperleague

http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/group/damallsvenskan           http://www.soccertimes.com/ncaa.htm

http://www.ncaa.com/sports/soccer-women/d1                              http://www.bigsoccer.com/community/forums/womens-college.66/

OUR TOP KIWI WOMEN PLAYING OVERSEAS:

From "The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website" (thanks to Jeremy Ruane a.k.a. "Scouse Kiwi" !!!)  

http://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/FootballFerns/id11.htm

AUSTRALIA:

Abby Erceg - Adelaide United                 Emma Kete - Canberra United                    Jessica Rollings Queens Park (Perth) 

 Kate Trebilcock - Univ. Technology Sydney Grace Vincent - Box Hill (Melbourne)   

DENMARK:

Pernille Andersen - B1913 Copenhagen   

ENGLAND:

Aroon Clansey -  Liverpool 

Hayley Moorwood - Chelsea  Katie Rood Lincoln City  

GERMANY:   Anna Green - Lokomotiv Leipzig      Sarah Gregorius - SC Bad Neuenahr          Amber Hearn - USV Jena  

Katie Hoyle - SC Bad Neuenahr              Ria Percival - FFC Frankfurt                   Rebecca Smith - VFL Wolfsburg  

SWEDEN:  

Ali Riley -  Malmo FF Kirsty Yallop - Vittsjo GIK

UNITED STATES:  

Julia Baldwin Coastal Carolina University  Katie Bowen North Carolina University 

Annabelle Bramwell - Marshall University, West Virginia

 Rebekah Brook - Virginia Tech  Olivia Chance -  South Florida University

 Emily Cooper - Valdosta State University, Georgia  

Victoria Esson - Texas Tech University  Emma Fletcher - Vancouver Whitecaps                 

Betsy Hassett - Berkeley University, California                      Emma Harrison - Marshall University, West Virginia

Elise Mamanu-Gray - Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne University

Yumi Nguyen -  Colorado College  Nadia Pearl -  Fresno University 

Merissa Smith - Rutger University  Rosie White - Los Angeles University, California (UCLA)

Hannah Wilkinson - Tennessee University  Charlotte Wood - Oklahoma State University

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Watching a live stream- Frankfurt 2-0 down at half-time.

Ria on the bench but her side so poor defensively seems certain she'll see action at some stage.

Olympique Lyon the better team with lots of pace and skill- must be the best women's club side in Europe, even the world...

Great atmosphere in Munich's Olympic Stadium with what looks like a near-capacity crowd, most supporting Frankfurt. Could well be a record crowd for a Women's Champions League Final, maybe even a record for a women's club match in Europe. The Olympic Stadium holds 69,000.

 

     

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    Ria on in 60th minute to add some pace- described by the commentator as "a very, very fast player- she could make a difference..."

    Crowd confirmed as 50,000- a record for a Women's European Final and I think for any European women's club match.

    Commentator remarks Ria is already making a difference with her pace and helping create more chances for Frankfurt, more balls in the Lyon box...both commentators saying thay can't understand why Ria didn't start the game- "one of those bizarre decisions..."

    Still 2-0 at 70 mins and Frankfurt getting forward more.

    Fulltime: finishes 2-0 and Lyon deserved winners for the second year in a row. As the commentators on Eurosport sum up, Frankfurt paid the price for adopting too defensive a strategy and not fully utilizing their attacking talent like Percival. Ria's last game for Frankfurt- off to join Amber Hearn at Jena in East Germany next season...

    Ria- as far as I know, the first Kiwi to appear in a European Women's Final.

     

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    Thanks for the updates Big Pete.  Shame Ria's Frankfurt couldn't win.  Would be been great.

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    UEFA Women's Champions League Final: FFC Frankfurt v Olympique Lyonnais

    Olympic Stadium, Munich: This morning (Friday) 4am NZ Time

    Live stream may be available here:

    http://www.vipbox.tv/watch/52427/1/olympique-lyonnais-vs-frankfurt---uefa-womens-champions-league-final-live-stream-online.html

    Frankfurt defeated Arsenal Ladies in the semi over two legs 4-1 aggregate with Ria playing the whole game in both legs:

    http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/season=2012/matches/round=2000291/match=2009096/postmatch/lineups/index.html

    FFC Frankfurt have won the UEFA Women's Champions League three times (the record) and appeared in five finals. In 2006 27,000 attended the Final when Frankfurt played Potsdam.

    Details of Football Fern Ria Percival's team FFC Frankfurt here: 

    http://ffc-frankfurt.tumblr.com/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1._FFC_Frankfurt

    http://translate.google.co.nz/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.ffc-frankfurt.de/c/cms/front_content.php&ei=yRW1T--oL8GsiAf9oaGiAw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CHAQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dffc%2Bfrankfurt%26hl%3Den%26qscrl%3D1%26nord%3D1%26rlz%3D1T4GGHP_enNZ433NZ433%26biw%3D1366%26bih%3D580%26prmd%3Dimvns

    Ria has signed for another Fraulein Bundesliga side, fellow Football Fern Amber Hearn's USV Jena, for next season:

    RIA PERCIVAL SIGNS ONE YEAR CONTRACT WITH USV JENA

    http://ffc-frankfurt.tumblr.com

     

    While it was already clear that Ria would leave Frankfurt after this season, it does come as a surprise that she won’t be returning to New Zealand (rumor had it that she was homesick and wanted to return to her home country), but will be playing for Jena instead.

    Maybe the fact that her NT teammate Amber Hearn is playing for the club as well?! We are sad Ria is leaving and wish her all the best in Jena!

     

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    Yeah, i saw the game live on TV here in Germany(free to air). I would have to agree with these comments about Ria after she came on.

    "Commentator remarks Ria is already making a difference with her pace and helping create more chances for Frankfurt, more balls in the Lyon box...both commentators saying thay can't understand why Ria didn't start the game- "one of those bizarre decisions..."

    She wasnt doing anything too fancy, actually she was just playing decent football pushed up from wing back(good idea when u are 2 down) played a couple of one twos down the wing or give and go's. she did this three times in the first 10 mins she was on and all 3 times resulted in decent wide play and a decent cross or play into the box. she wasnt doing the finishing balls into the middle, she basically got her job done, delivered the ball to the wide winger and then tracked back into defense.

    A couple of times in her spell she had to double time it back to catch up to her attacking opposite as she was taking risks by pushing up. but it was all covered in the end.

    good work Ria.

     

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    Latest on the six NZ women playing in the Women's Bundesliga in Germany.

    Was Football Fern v Football Fern in the latest round when Frankfurt played Rebecca Smith's title-challenging Wolfsburg,        whilst at the other end of the table, Amber Hearn (Jena) and Anna Green (Leipzig) battle relegation:

    http://www.nzfootball.co.nz/index.php?id=11&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=1661&tx_ttnews[backPid]=10&cHash=a72956e0b0

    There was also joy for Football Ferns skipper Rebecca Smith as Wolfsburg beat Ria Percival’s Frankfurt 1-0 with a second half penalty to book their place in next season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League and set up some final day drama next weekend to decide overall Bundesliga honours.

    Ria started and was substituted in the 73rd minute, whilst Rebecca played the whole match.

    The result ended Frankfurt’s slim hopes of returning to the Champions League and capped a miserable week where they lost two cup finals including this season’s Champions League final against Lyon.

    Wolfsburg are just one point behind leaders Turbine Potsdam and need to better their points haul in the final round of matches next Tuesday morning (NZT). Wolfsburg are away to Essen-Schönebeck while Potsdam, who beat third placed Duisburg 2-0 away from home this morning, are home to bottom of the table Lokomotive Leipzig next week.

    Leipzig are in a three way battle to avoid relegation with Anna Green and her team mates keeping their hopes alive with a 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich. With Bayer Leverkusen edging Amber Hearn’s USV Jena 3-2, only one of Leipzig (13 points), Leverkusen (14) and Jena (15) will avoid the drop next weekend.

    In other German league action Sarah Gregorius was on the score sheet for the second week running, netting Bad Neuenahr’s first goal in a 4-0 rout of Hamburg.                                                                                                                       

    Tables etc. see: 

    http://women.soccerway.com/national/germany/frauen-bundesliga/2011-2012/regular-season/

    Wolfsburg's final home game live streaming on the internet:

    Monday 28 May 14.00 German time = midnight NZ time:

    http://tv.dfb.de/live/index.php?live=list

    Wolfsburg Women official site (use Google Translate):

    https://www.vfl-wolfsburg.de/info/frauen/aktuelles/frauen-i.html

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    VIDEO INVOLVING NZ WOMEN PLAYING FOR OVERSEAS CLUBS IN EUROPE AND UK:

    Highlights of UEFA Women's Champions League Final Frankfurt v Lyon;

    http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/video/olympique-lyon-2-0-ffc-frankfurt-highlights-uefa-women-s

    FA WOMEN'S SUPER LEAGUE VIDEO SITES

    The English FA Women's Super League is played over summer April- September, so has only recently started.

    See highlights of the games involving the three Football Ferns at Chelsea, Liverpool and Lincoln here:

    http://www.fawsl.com/latestVideos.html

    or here:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/fawsl?feature=watch

    CLUB SITES FOR NZ WOMEN IN ENGLISH FAWSL:

    Chelsea (Hayley Moorwood):

    http://chelsea.fawsl.com/index.html

    Liverpool (Aroon Clansey):

    http://www.liverpoolladiesfc.com/index.html

    Lincoln (Katie Rood):

    http://www.lincolnladiesfc.com/index.html

    FA Women's Super League Official Site:

    http://www.fawsl.com/index.html

    Aroon Clansey (Football Ferns goalkeeper) was an unused sub vs Birmingham Ladies on the weekend;

    Hayley Moorwood wasn't in the squad for Chelsea v Everton (injured?)

    Katie Rood wasn't in the squad for Lincoln Ladies as she's touring the USA with NZ women's u-20's. 

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    Football Fern captain Rebecca Smith's Wolfsburg have a very vocal goalkeeper- here she tries to organise her defense v Frankfurt in their game last weekend (Rebecca Smith in middle I think):

    More photos from last week's game here: 

    https://plus.google.com/photos/104404743057110671622/albums/5744927532088896049/5744927655693283074?banner=pwa#photos/104404743057110671622/albums/5744927532088896049/5744927705381749250

    GERMAN WOMEN'S TITLE DECIDING ROUND:

    WOLFSBURG'S LAST GAME OF THE SEASON STREAMING LIVE AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (NZ TIME) ON THE GERMAN FA WEBSITE:

    http://tv.dfb.de/live/index.php?live=list

    Wolfsburg need to win, or draw (and rely on goal difference) and rival Potsdam to lose or draw with only one point seperating and  Potsdam only one goal ahead on goal differnce.

    TABLE:

    Place/ Team/ Played/ Won/ Drawn/ Lost/ Goals/ Points

                    1 FFC Turbine Potsdam  21 17 2 2 55 : 10   53   2 VfL Wolfsburg 21 17 1 3 61 : 17   52  

     

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    GERMAN WOMEN'S TITLE DECIDED:

    Unfortunately, Rebecca Smith's Wolfsburg had to settle for second in the Frauen Bundesliga after they drew 1-1 at Essen (Smith didn't play) whilst Potsdam annihilated Football Fern Anna Green's Leipzig 8-0 to take the title and condemn Leipzig to relegation. (Anna Green played the whole game).

    Wolfsburg still make the UEFA Women's Champions League next season as runners-up.

    Report on all final round games here (Use Google Translate):

    http://www.dfb.de/index.php?id=511739&tx_dfbnews_pi1[showUid]=33857&tx_dfbnews_pi4[cat]=84

     

    05/28/2012 · 15:54 · Women's League

    Sixth Title for Potsdam
     Nagasato and Göransson

    "The FFC Turbine Potsdam has secured for the sixth time overall and for the fourth consecutive year, the German Championship. Brandenburg's interior provided with their 8-0 (3-0) win at home against 1 FC Lok Leipzig not only for clarity in the title race, but sent back the same in the second Sächsinnen Women's League.

    The Japanese world champion Yuki Nagasato brought the turbines before 6460 spectators at the Karl-Liebknecht-Stadion in the 19th Minute on the road to victory, Antonia Göransson (36th) and Genoveva Anonma (39th) scored for the half-time, the World Cup participant from Equatorial Guinea in the 55th Followed by the 4-0 minutes left.

    Nagasato added two more goals (64, 68) to a total of three. Margret Lara Vidarsdóttir (86) and Isabel Kerschowski (88) made the final score late in perfectly. Anonma secured a total of 22 goals season also the top scorer before Conny Pohlers (19) of Hamburger SV.

    Wolfsburg land in second place:

    Pohlers was also treated to the scorer as second target. VfL wagered his chance at their first league title with a 1-1 (0-0) for the SG Essen-Schönebeck and has in the final three points less than the defending champions in the account. Nadine Kessler saw a transformed penalty in the 71st Although minutes of the 1-0, but Charline Hartmann scored the late equalizer (85)."

    # Ria Percival's Frankfurt beat Duisburg in an eight goal thriller 5-3 (Percival subbed after 51 mins.).

    # Amber Hearn's USV Jena avoided relegation with Hearn scoring the third: "The last theoretical relegation worries of FF USV Jena ended thanks to a 3-0 (1-0) win against SC Freiburg. Julia Arnold made the redemptive Führugstreffer in the 27th Minute, Sabrina Schmutzler (58th) and Amber Hearn (71) put on half-time two."

    # Sarah Gregorius and Katie Hoyle's Bad Neuenahr drew their last game (Hoyle didn't play and Gregorius started and was subbed after 75 mins.):

    "Also, Bayer Leverkusen scored with a 0-0 draw at SC 07 Bad Neuenahr and remains as Jena another year in the highest German league."

    FINAL TABLE:

    Place Team     P    W     D       L     GF   GA    Pts

    1.      FFC Turbine Potsdam 22 18 2 63 :10 56

    2.      VfL Wolfsburg             22 17 23  62 : 18 53

    3.      FFC Frankfurt             22 15 1 6  58 : 17 46   

    4.      FCR 2001 Duisburg    22 14 5   53 : 24 45   

    5.      SG Essen-Schönebeck22 9     30 : 28 31 

    6       FC Bayern Munich      22 10    29 :38  28

    7.     SC 07 Bad Neuenahr   22 10    26 :22  26

    8.     SC Freiburg                 22 11     22 : 43 23

    9.     Hamburger SV #             22 10     23 : 40 22

    10.   FF USV Jena               22 14     16 : 46 18

    11.   Bayer 04 Leverkusen   22 15      22 : 55 15

    12.FC Lokomotiv Leipzig #    22 4 1 17     16 : 79 13 

    # RELEGATED: Football Fern Anna Green's Leipzig

                           + Hamburg SV: the once great club are struggling financially and can no longer afford a women's team, so  have voluntarily withdrawn from the league.                                                                      

     

     

     

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    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALI RILEY ON BEING NAMED NZ WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2012 (fourth in a row)

    Her team Malmo in Sweden are currently third in the Swedish Women's League after seven rounds (season runs April- November). Fellow Football Fern Kirsty Yallop's Vitsjo are second after Yallop scored in the latest round:

    http://www.ourgamemagazine.com/?p=7983

    Damallsvenskan Round 7: Top Teams Tyresö and LdB Malmö Stunned <!--article meta-->

    By Rainer Fussgänger – Last week, we discussed the superiority of both reigning champions LdB FC Malmö and Tyresö FF. After a very special Sunday where both favorites lost their games, they are back on planet Earth. Tyresö leads Damallsvenskan after round 7 with 15 points on better goal difference than Malmö and Vittsjö.

    AIK vs LdB FC Malmö 2-0
    Attendance: 340
    AIK: Jennie Nordin (Nazanin Vaseghpanah) 60’, Elin Bragnum (Clara Markstedt) 93’

    If somebody had told the AIK players that their first victory would come when they meet champions LdB FC Malmö, they would not have believed it. Malmö dominated in the first half, and Ramona Bachmann hit the post and the crossbar. Once again, AIK defended almost heroically by going long distances and trying to keep away Malmö’s dangerous forwards from the ball. Nazanin Vaseghpanahs free kick after one hour came into the box and U-19 Swedish international Jennie Nordin jumped higher than all the others and headed the ball at the inside of the post and into the net. That gave AIK wings, and they suddenly seemed to have more energy. They definitely wanted this more than Malmö. When Malmö sent all its forces into the AIK half and there were only a few seconds to go, Clara Markstedt ran away on the right wing and delivered a perfect pass to another U-19 international, Elin Bragnum, and she scored and decided the game. I spoke among others to Jennie Nordin after the game. “It is just incredible. We worked so hard recently. It is beautiful that today we see that it was all worth doing it.”

    Vittsjö GIK vs Djurgården 4-1

    Attendance: 976
    Vittsjö: Sandra Adolfsson (Sofie Andersson) 66’, Sofie Andersson (Johanna Andersson) 77’, Kirsty Yallop (Sofie Andersson) 84’, Johanna Andersson (Kirsty Yallop) 86’
    Djurgården: Natalia Rickne (Madeleine Stegius) 87’

    Vittsjö lost recently against Malmö, 4-1, and in the third round of the Swedish Cup against Division 3 side Rödeby, and some thought that the ”fairy tale” was over now. And Vittsjö had a difficult first half when Djurgården did not give them much space to play their game. But Coach Thomas Mårtensson changed tactics in the second half and made his team attack more using both wings instead of playing central. Djurgården broke down within 20 minutes and is again last.

    SWEDISH TABLE:             

       Team             P    W    L    D    Pts

    .1 Tyresö          8     6     2    0    18

    .2 Vittsjö           8     6     2    0    18

    .3 Ldb Malmö      7    5     2    0    15

    .4 Göteborg FC   7    4     2    1    13

    .5 Kristianstad     7    4     2    1    13

    .6 Jitex              7    2     2    3      9

    .7 Umeå            7    2      3    2     8

    .8 Piteå             7   3       3    1     7

    .9 KIF Örebro      8    2      5    1     7

    .10 Linköping      7    1      2    4     7

    .11 AIK              7    1      5    1     4

    .12 Djurgården   8    1      7    0    3

     

     Next round: June 6

     

    Ali's quite media active: has her own website:

    http://www.aliriley.com/

    Previously Ali won the US women's title with Western New York Flash coached by former Cantabrian and All White, Aaron Lines and playing alongside Brazil legend Marta.

    Like many top players from the national pro women's league in the USA, the WPS, which is having a one year break, Ali has been forced to find a club in Europe. Last year with a 13-2-3 regular season record, the Flash earned the regular season title and the right to host the WPS Championship Final against Philidelphia. On August 27, 2011, Western New York Flash capped their inaugural season in WPS by capturing the 2011 WPS Championship title 1-1 (5-4) in a penalty kick shootout in front of the largest championship crowd in league history.

    Ali and her happy LdB FC Malmo team-mates
    Swedish Supercupen Champions

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    Rebecca Smith's Wolfsburg were presented with the German Women's Bundesliga title on the weekend (first title in their history) and stand to bask in more glory the next few weeks, with an unprecedented treble in the offing: 

    - German Cup Final v Potsdam on Sunday (Monday am NZT); 

    - UEFA Women's Champions League Final v the holders Lyon Thursday next week (Friday am NZT) - Stamford Bridge, London

    http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/news/newsid=1950162.html

    Unfortunately Football Ferns captain Smith has missed the entire season (due to injury I assume).

    Wolfsburg sewed the title up the previous weekend and finished the season with a game on Sunday v  SC 07 Bad Neuenahr who had two Football Ferns up front - Emma Kete and Sarah Gregorious 

    Video highlights - trophy presentation, then goals: http://tv.dfb.de/index.php?view=5831

    Match details:

    http://int.women.soccerway.com/matches/2013/05/12/germany/frauen-bundesliga/vfl-wolfsburg/sc-07-bad-neuenahr/1315786/

    Rebecca promoting the German Women's cup Final in interview:

    http://www.dfb.de/news/de/d-dfb-pokal-frauen/grosser-respekt-vor-dem-endspiel/42029.html

    Rebecca in major lengthy interview for international football and music site:

    http://beatsandrhymesfc.com/rebecca-smith-interview-the-football-ferns-unplugged-life-on-the-tour-bus-for-kiwi-captain/

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    Meanwhile two Kiwis have also played the whole season for USV Jena - Amber Hearn and Ria Percival. Hearn is the side's top-scorer (22 apps 7 goals) and Percival scored 3 as a defender (21 apps). They finished 10th and safe from relegation in the twelve team league:

     http://int.women.soccerway.com/teams/germany/ff-usv-jena-ev/5197/

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    More stories on Kiwi women playing in Europe:

     http://www.nzfootball.co.nz/index.php?id=11&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=2291&cHash=dff466e9a8

    GERMANY: A division down and Rebekah Stott was an unlikely hero for SC Sand scoring the only goal in a 1-0 away win at second-placed Koln to maintain their push for a place in the Frauen Bundesliga.  Sand – who also have Betsy Hassett on their books – are currently third in the Southern Conference of the German second division, four points off the automatic promotion place with three games to play.

    In the Northern Conference, Anna Green and Lokomotive Leipzig are stuck in mid-table.

    SWEDEN: Ali Riley has played every minute in Malmo’s opening three matches in the Damallsvenskan.  Malmo – last season’s runners up – are unbeaten but sit in third place on goal difference and trail league leaders Tyreso by two points.  Similarly, Kirsty Yallop has played all 270 minutes for her side Vittsjo, although they have a single win from their first three outings.

    UEFA Women's Champions League: 

    Olympique Lyonnais crushed Ali Riley's Swedish club Lbd Malmo 8-0 on aggregate in the quarter finals of the competition last month, before overcoming fellow French side Juivsy in the semi finals.  Wolfsburg defeated Arsenal 4-1 on aggregate in the other semi final.
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    Meanwhile over the Channel in Britain, it seems we only have one rep in England's top women's league these days, Hayley Bowden (Moorwood before her marriage to former All Black Dominic Bowden).

    She of course signed for top English club Lincoln Ladies (a smaller town with a big history of success in women's football) in the English Womens Super League last month, having played for Chelsea 2010- 2011. The English women's season only kicked-off mid-April::

     http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22115027

    http://www.lincolnladiesfc.com/news/bowden_signs_for_imps.html

    "Winning the 2009 Halberg Awards Sportswoman of the Year. It's just one of her many accolades.

    With over 90 international caps, 29-year-old Bowden is New Zealand's most experienced player (Men or women) after she took over Wendi Henderson’s all-time New Zealand appearance record."

    Last appeared on May 2nd in a WSL Continental Cup (League Cup) match 1-1 v Arsenal Ladies in which she started:

    http://www.lincolnladiesfc.com/matchesReport/lincoln_ladies_v_arsenal_ladies_02_may_2013_report.html

    "Lincoln started this season’s Continental Cup campaign with a well earned draw at home to holders Arsenal.

    A point sees both teams share the points in the first of three group games, with Lincoln’s second group game coming away to Bristol on Sunday, as Lincoln bid to further their semi final exit last season."

    In another comp. Lincoln went out in the semi-final of the English Women's FA Cup on April 28 2-0, again to Bristol Academy.

    Hayley also started in a 1-0 home league loss to Liverpool April 14:

    http://www.lincolnladiesfc.com/matchesReport/lincoln_ladies_v_liverpool_ladies_14_april_2013_report.html

    and came on as a sub in a 1-1 draw away to Birmingham: http://www.lincolnladiesfc.com/matchesTeamsheet/birmingham_city_ladies_v_lincoln_ladies_21_april_2013_report.html

    Lincoln sit sixth on the eighth team table after two draws & two losses. Table and all match details:

    http://www.lincolnladiesfc.com/matches.html

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    Only 26 foreign players have played in England's semi-pro WSL, now in it's third season - and four of those have been Kiwis. That's almost one-in-six foreign players, a proud achievement for us a small country. NZ has been the largest source of foreign players, along with Australia and Spain.

    Stats on foreign women in English WSL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_players_in_the_FA_WSL

    NZ players in WSL:

     New Zealand 
       NZ WOMEN CURRENTLY PLAYING PRO / SEMI-PRO IN EUROPE:
    Denmark: Pernille Andersen -  B1913 Copenhagen
    England: Hayley Bowden - Lincoln City (Women's Super League)
    Germany: Anna Green - Lokomotiv Leipzig (2.Bundesliga);  Sarah Gregorius - SC Bad Neuenahr (1.Bundesliga); Betsy Hassett- SC Sand (2.Bundesliga); Amber Hearn - USV Jena (1.Bundesliga); Emma Kete - SC Bad Neuenahr (1.Bundesliga); Ria Percival - USV Jena (1.Bundesliga); Rebecca Smith - VFL Wolfsburg (1.Bundesliga Champions); Rebekah Stott - SC Sand (2.Bundesliga)
    Sweden: Ali Riley - Malmo FF; Kirsty Yallop - Vittsjo GIK

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    Playing at the top level of women's football in Britain/ Europe can lead to Twittering with the stars. 

    Katie Rood ex-NZ u-20's and at Lincoln Ladies last season (now back in Auckland at Glenfield Rovers) regularly exchanges Tweets with English comedian Alan Davies: https://twitter.com/Roodie_roo/status/301597809881264128

    1. London lovely London. Snow, fog, grey grey grey. Missed it all....it is well nice in New Zealand mind you.


    2. Thanks for coming all this way ! Did you get through the AirNZ safety message okay?? Hope to see you here again 

      soon! ???? x

    3. come and play for Arsenal Ladies.


    4. maybe one day :). Got a truckload to learn before I'll be good enough for them though! Have you seen them play before?


    5. saw them win the FA Cup a few years ago, we're proud of them



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    Rebecca Smith's Wolfsburg clinched the second part of the treble on Sunday, winning  a thriller in the DFB German women's Cup final 3-2 against Potsdam.

    Rebecca still out injured unfortunately...

    UEFA Women's Champions League Final, Stamford Bridge, London: Friday am NZT vs Lyon.

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    Meanwhile, the Women's Bundesliga Second Division continues its final rounds with Football Ferns Betsy Hasset and Rebekah Stott having a storming finish at SC Sand with ten goals scored in the club's two recent games 6-0 v Recklinghausen and 4-1 away v Saarbrucken as they vie for promotion to the First Div.:

    https://int.women.soccerway.com/teams/germany/sc-sand/

    Hassett (22 yrs) scored twice against Recklinghausen and once against Saarbrucken, taking her tally to eight from nine apps (nine starts) this season (debuted part way through the season in February)

    Stott (19 yrs) debuted also in late February and has nine apps (seven starts) and one goal as a defender.

    The top two clubs look sewn up for automatic promotion but Sand will be entering the play-offs.
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    Sarah Gregorius has just signed for table-topping Liverpool Ladies in the FA Women's Super League, transferring from Bad Neuenahr  in the German Womens Bundesliga:

     http://www.oceaniafootball.com/ofc/News/ViewArticle/tabid/125/Article/36da16a2-6099-46a9-91b5-f26edd1ae3ff/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    Only 27 foreign players have played in England's semi-pro WSL, now in it's third season - and now five of those will have been Kiwis. That's almost one-in-five foreign players, a proud achievement for us a small country. NZ has been the largest source of foreign players, along with Australia and Spain.

    Stats on foreign women in English WSL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_players_in_the_FA_WSL

    NZ players in WSL:

     New Zealand     - Sarah Gregorius - Liverpool Ladies 2013-
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    In Sweden Ali Riley's "Lait de Beaute" FC Malmo sit second on the table just three points behind leaders Tyreso after 11 rounds. Wing-back Ali has appeared in 9 of their 11 games so far this season:

    http://int.women.soccerway.com/players/alexandra-riley/19599/

    Kirsty Yallop's Vittsjo sit seventh on the 12 team table, midfielder Kirsty playing every minute of all 11 games so far:

    http://int.women.soccerway.com/players/kirsty-yallop/55778/

    With the mid-season summer break since June 13, the league resumes August 7

    League Table: http://int.women.soccerway.com/national/sweden/damallsvenskan/2013/regular-season/r20078/

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    Average player and even worse haircut. She didn't play for Lincoln Ladies - she got the kit though.

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    Kev wrote:

    Average player and even worse haircut. She didn't play for Lincoln Ladies - she got the kit though.


    Katie Rood did make four appearances for Lincoln Ladies in the FA Women's Premier League:
    Match details here (select "2012"):  http://www.lincolnladiesfc.com/matches.html
    Appeared in four, on the bench for some others but was away with NZ u-20's a lot and had a stress fracture in her foot.
    Called up for the Football Ferns but then ruled out due to foot fracture.
    Check out the FA Women's Super League channel on You Tube where she appears in games such as this 2-0 win over Chelsea (squad lists and match report in details under videos): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0TFYqfQDxY
    Lincoln Ladies: Nicola Hobbs; Rachel Daly; Collette McCallum; Sophie Bradley; Casey Stoney; Megan Harris; Precious Hamilton (Katie Rood 72); Carla Cantrell; Remi Allen; Sophie Walton; Lucy Staniforth (Bonnie Horwood 84).

    Chelsea: Carly Telford; Sophie Perry; Gemma Bonner; Kate Sherwood; Danielle Buet; Claire Rafferty; Helen Bleazard (Ashlee Hincks 58); Sophie Ingle; Dunia Susi; Laura Coombs; Kate Longhurst.
    Referee: Sarah Garratt

    A post from someone involved with an opposition team up north?
    and can't see that her hairstyle is anything to comment on in the videos or this photo:
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    Sarah Gregorius has made three appearances for table-topping Liverpool Ladies since her transfer last month from Bad Neuenahr in Germany - two in the league and one in the Continental (League) Cup:

    http://www.liverpoolladiesfc.com/matches.html

    Last weekend: unused sub in 4-3 win v Chelsea Ladies

    83 min. sub in 4-3 win v Bristol Academy

    Starter in 1-1 (lost on pens) Continental (League) Cup semi v Lincoln Ladies

    64 min. sub in 0-3 loss to Arsenal Ladies

    Player stats:  http://www.liverpoolladiesfc.com/team.html

    FA Womens Premier League official site: http://www.fawsl.com/news.html


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    Sarah Gregorius is seeing game time at Liverpool Ladies as they close in on the title for the first time in the club's history. She'll be racing back to Liverpool from Football Ferns duty in Switzerland against Brazil, China and Mexico for the title decider on 29/9/13 v. Bristol:

    http://liverpoolladiesfans.blogspot.co.nz/2013_09_01_archive.html 

    Thursday, 12 September 2013

    Match Report: Liverpool Ladies 4 - 2 Everton Ladies

     Liverpool Ladies went into this game in pole position in the FA Women's Super League, 6 points from the final two games would see us crowned Champions of England for the first time...

    ... Liverpool continued to press and search for a fourth goal, Sarah Gregorius made her derby debut with 20 minutes to go, replacing Louise Fors. Gregorius was quickly thrown into the action - setting Da Costa up for a low hit hard drive that shot narrowly wide of the post....

    The 4-2 victory over our Merseyside rivals again sends us clears at the top of the league, our main competitors now for the title Bristol Academy sit 5 points behind in second with a game in hand.

     The final day fixture against Bristol will be a title decider should they beat Doncaster in their game in hand. Liverpool vs Bristol is on Sunday 29th September, 2pm KO @ Halton Stadium.

    PREVIOUS MATCH: Wednesday, 4 September 2013

    Match Report: Liverpool Ladies 2 - 0 Doncaster Belles

    Gregorius on as late sub:

    Team: Laws, Schroder, Engen, Bonner (C), Bronze, Omarsdottir, Williams (Holbrook), Rolser (Gregorius), Fors, Da Costa, Dowie (Longhurst)


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    Sad to hear of Football Ferns captain Rebecca Smith retiring from all football due to injury  at the age of 32.

    Haven't heard anything in the news - seems strange when it's your country's most prominent female player.

    This from women's football guru Jeremy Ruane on Friday:

    Scousekiwi
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    September 13, 2013 8:19pm

    This one will stun you, Big Pete.

    You won't see Bex playing for NZ anymore. Or anyone else for that matter. That blessed knee injury ultimately forced her to call time on her playing career.

    However, she hasn't been lost to football - anything but! She has relocated to Zurich, where she now works as FIFA's Head of Women's Competitions, no less! :-)

    Also connected to FIFA is Dr Michele Cox, who wears three hats - Director of Development Programmes and Marketing for the Asian Football Development Project; Master Moderator for UEFA; Performance Programme Consultant for FIFA.

    And if you're wondering why Hayley Bowden (nee Moorwood) has been missing from the last couple of Football Ferns' squads, she is soon to become a Mum! :-)


    Cheers,

    JR


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    Fantastic news regarding Sarah Gregorius and Liverpool Ladies - they won the FA Women's Super League for the first time in the club's history (after ten consecutive national titles to Arsenal !) yesterday (this morning NZ time) after beating closest rivals Bristol Academy 2-0.

    Liverpool had five players playing for England on Thurs. night + Gregorius racing back from Football Ferns duty.

    46 goals in 14 games. 12 wins, 2 losses, no draws.Finished bottom previous two seasons - but new manager, new players...

    Top-scorer Natasha Dowie (19 goals) is the niece of former Northern Ireland, West Ham & Southampton striker Iain Dowie.

    Telegraph: "The Gunners have traditionally had by far the best financial backing from their parent club, but they have been overtaken in cash terms this year by Liverpool, whose investment is close to the £1 million mark, and Chelsea. Next season Manchester City, set to replace Doncaster Rovers Belles in the WSL, will up the ante still further..."

    A "red letter day" for Kiwi women's football expert Jeremy "Scouse Kiwi" Ruane !!! 

    Gregorius came on as a second half sub - team details: http://www1.skysports.com/football/live/match/303020/teams

    Footage of game featuring Sarah (#21): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XbB57AdBzQ

    Celebrations and trophy presentation featuring Sarah: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLVy7ULuB0g

    Sarah with winner's medal celebrates with team: http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/70181000/png/_70181958_mmftbwsllivvbri.png

    The goals: http://www.dailymotion.com/us/relevance/search/liverpool+ladies+fc+v+bristol+academy+september+2013/1

    FA Women's Super League You tube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/fawsl/videos

    A feast of stories on the Liverpool FC website (and on Liverpool FC TV channel):

    http://www.liverpoolfc.com/search/q/ladies

    and all over the English media:

    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/liverpool-ladies-lift-trophy-after-6111726 (nice photo gallery, incl. Gregorius)

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/sep/29/liverpool-bristol-academy-match-report

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24324071

    http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/media-watch/telegraph-liverpool-end-arsenal-dominance




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    Rosie White won the US women's national college title with UCLA on the weekend. First time UCLA have ever won the NCAA Div. One title. Rosie a key player in the Final against Florida State:

     http://www.uclabruins.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30500&ATCLID=209334873

    (click on photo at top of artice for video highlights)

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    A third Football Fern now with a club in the English FA Women's Super League with Betsy Hassett signing for Manchester City.

    Joins Sarah Gregorius (Liverpool) and Hayley Bowden (nee Moorwood - Lincoln Ladies) who took last season off due to child-birth (married to All Black Dan Bowden).

    Continues the trend of NZ being one of the top three sources for foreign players in the league since it inception.

    City a new entry in the FA WSL and Hassett seen as a key signing. Experienced for a 23 year-old -  more than 50 caps for the Football Ferns. Played last for SC Sand in the German Women's Bundesliga Second Division.

    City have also signed four England internationals: Jill Scott, Karen Bardsley, Steph Houghton and Toni Duggan.

    http://www.mcfc.co.uk/News/Club-news/2014/January/Betsy-Hassett-signing

    Betsy has been in India and the Himalayas in recent months, finding herself in Kathmandu. She has wide interests:

    Whilst attending the University of California,Berkeley she studied a range of subjects – including public health, environmental science, philosophy and Swahili – Hassett played for university team, the California Bears, between 2009 and 2012.



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    Two more Football Ferns sign with clubs in the English FA Women's Super League, making it five Kiwis now:

     25 year-old midfielder Katie Hoyle is signing with Notts County Ladies. Will join them after the Aussie women's league ends where she's currently playing for Melbourne Victory (and after the Cyprus Cup in mid-March with the Ferns):

     http://www.oceaniafootball.com/ofc/News/ViewArticle/tabid/125/Article/da0edc8d-d667-4e94-b865-78213453677e/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    And also signing for Notts County Ladies is defender Anna Green, also currently playing in the Australian W-League where her side Sydney FC is sitting in second place, two points off the top with a game in hand:

    http://www.oceaniafootball.com/ofc/News/ViewArticle/tabid/125/Article/e26290d5-0f0e-4472-8958-eb86558c0b7f/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    They join Sarah Gregorius (Liverpool),  Betsy Hassett (Manchester City) and Hayley Bowden (nee Moorwood - Lincoln Ladies) who took last season off due to child-birth (married to All Black Dan Bowden).

    Continues the trend of NZ being one of the top three sources for foreign players in the league since it inception.

    Now about the same number as we had in the German women's league.


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    What kind of money are some of these professional players earning? Is there a minimum wage in these leagues?

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    Global Game wrote:

    What kind of money are some of these professional players earning? Is there a minimum wage in these leagues?


    A league of full time professionals and semi-professionals  with a salary cap.
    On launch in 2011:
    "The FA wants each club to pay its top four players an annual salary of £20-30,000"

    17. Are there salary caps / minimum wage requirements at each club?


    In summary, a club can pay no more than four players an annual salary of more than £20k.

    Other than that, each club has the choice as to how to remunerate its players: the rationale being that if we have eight clubs, and each has a maximum of four players on a wage band of £20k or more, this will help spread the talent pool and also ensure there is a core group of players at each club in the tier below that will still be able to earn a wage playing and working for that club.

    We will review this annually to make sure it is set at the right level. Club licences will also contain minimum financial provisions and standards which should allow all clubs to operate at a good, semi professional level. 

    In the future, The FA may weigh up the effectiveness of the individual salary cap against the alternatives to this e.g. ‘wage caps’ which are already in place on a club wide basis in other leagues and sports, whereby a club cannot spend a total of more than £xyz on salaries. It will be easier to take a fully considered view on this when introducing new licences in 2013 and 2014. There will be no changes for 2012.

    NB The salary cap excludes the £16k per annum that The FA pays to England international players under their Central Contracts.

    Title-holders Liverpool Ladies, home of Football Fern Sarah Gregorius were the only side side last season to train full time after major investment by Liverpool FC:

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    Sarah Gregorius has left Liverpool Ladies in the FA Women's Super League. Back in NZ.  Latest transfer news for FAWSL:

    https://mywomensfootball.wordpress.com/category/transfers/


    Football Fern Hayley Bowden (nee Moorwood) back training after having a baby last month but not listed in the squad at Notts County Ladies (her previous side Lincoln Ladies has relocated to Nottingham and changed their name):

    http://www.nclfc.co.uk/team.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notts_County_L.F.C.


    Hayley Bowden ‏@HayleyBowden8    Jan 26

    Felt good to be back in the gym this week. Looking forward to getting out on the football pitch again soon #postbabycomeback

    So, at this stage seem to be three Kiwis at FAWSL clubs for the new season - Katie Hoyle and Anna Green at Notts County Ladies (used to be Lincoln Ladies) and Betsy Hassett at Manchester City women.


    FAWSL season kicks off in April (draw this week):

    http://www.fawsl.com/index.html

    Competing sides:

    Arsenal Ladies FC
    Birmingham City Ladies
    Bristol Academy Women
    Chelsea Ladies FC
    Everton Ladies FC
    Liverpool Ladies  
    Manchester City Women (Betsy Hassett)
    Notts County Ladies FC (Katie Hoyle, Anna Green)
     



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    Abby Erceg, Ria Percival and Amber Hearn are still at USV Jena in the German Women's Bundesliga Div. 1, the only Kiwis now in that league:

     http://www.ffusvjena.de/index.php?option=com_joomleague&func=showPlayers&p=17&ttid=429&amp;Itemid=55

    Amber Hearn played in the 3-2 pre-season friendly win v FFV Leipzig on 2/2/14:

    http://www.ffusvjena.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=963:testspiel-sieg-gegen-ffv-leipzig-32&catid=3:kurzmeldung&Itemid=64

    Ali Riley and Kirsty Yallop still play in Sweden's top women's league, the Damallsvenskan. Riley's club has changed its name to FC Rosengård from  LdB FC Malmö (2007–2013). Riley is currently having surgery on her ankle.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LdB_FC_Malm%C3%B6

    Yallop still plays for Vittsjö GIK:

    https://www.svenskalag.se/vittsjogik

    Listing of all NZ women playing overseas at top clubs and universities:

    http://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/FootballFerns/id11.htm

    There are 34 NZ women listed here playing at US universities! Pretty amazing.



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    Big Pete 65 wrote:
    Global Game wrote:

    What kind of money are some of these professional players earning? Is there a minimum wage in these leagues?


    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2009/nov/01/womens-super-league-launch-fa

    A league of full time professionals and semi-professionals  with a salary cap.

    On launch in 2011:

    "The FA wants each club to pay its top four players an annual salary of £20-30,000"


    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.fawsl.com/news/faqs_15_to_20.html

    17. Are there salary caps / minimum wage requirements at each club?


    In summary, a club can pay no more than four players an annual salary of more than £20k.

    Other than that, each club has the choice as to how to remunerate its players: the rationale being that if we have eight clubs, and each has a maximum of four players on a wage band of £20k or more, this will help spread the talent pool and also ensure there is a core group of players at each club in the tier below that will still be able to earn a wage playing and working for that club.

    We will review this annually to make sure it is set at the right level. Club licences will also contain minimum financial provisions and standards which should allow all clubs to operate at a good, semi professional level. 

    In the future, The FA may weigh up the effectiveness of the individual salary cap against the alternatives to this e.g. ‘wage caps’ which are already in place on a club wide basis in other leagues and sports, whereby a club cannot spend a total of more than £xyz on salaries. It will be easier to take a fully considered view on this when introducing new licences in 2013 and 2014. There will be no changes for 2012.

    NB The salary cap excludes the £16k per annum that The FA pays to England international players under their Central Contracts.

    Title-holders Liverpool Ladies, home of Football Fern Sarah Gregorius were the only side side last season to train full time after major investment by Liverpool FC:

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/apr/13/liverpool-ladies-fa-womens-super-league




    That's only just above the UK living wage, very different to the men here.  Personally I feel that's quite unfair.
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    Hoyle claims W-League title Football Ferns midfielder Katie Hoyle was part of a championship winning side on Sunday as her Melbourne Victory Australian W-League side took out the competition Grand Final 2-0 over Brisbane Roar at Lakeside Stadium.

    AUCKLAND - Football Ferns midfielder Katie Hoyle was part of a championship winning side on Sunday as her Melbourne Victory Australian W-League side took out the competition Grand Final 2-0 over Brisbane Roar at Lakeside Stadium.

    Playing in front of a crowd of over 2500, Hoyle started for the Victory and played 77 minutes before being replaced with her side, coached by former New Zealand U-17 coach Dave Edmondson, up 2-0.

    After claiming the W-League title, the next club assignment for the 26-year-old Hoyle will be with Notts County Ladies FC in England for the new FA Women’s Super League season beginning later this year.

    The Football Ferns squad for the upcoming Cyprus Cup tournament will be named next week.


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    Football Fern defender Rebecca Stott a regular for FC Sand who are leading the 2.Frauen-Bundesliga South after 12 games. 22 game season finishes in June. The German Women's Second Division is divided into two groups, North and South. The winners of each group gain promotion to the First Div. (where three Football Ferns play for USV Jena).  


    http://int.women.soccerway.com/players/rebekah-stott/164812/

    http://int.women.soccerway.com/teams/germany/sc-sand/

    http://int.women.soccerway.com/national/germany/2-bundesliga-women/20132014/sud/r22020/


    FC Sand knocked USV Jena out of the German Women's Cup ("Frauen DFB-Pokal") on 15/12/14 with a record four Kiwis playing in a German match, a 2-0 away win for FC Sand:

    http://int.women.soccerway.com/matches/2013/12/15/germany/dfb-pokal-women/ff-usv-jena-ev/sc-sand/1602957/

    Both the Frauen-Bundesliga Second Div. and First Div. run September to June. 

    FC Sand have the Second Div. South's leading scorer Ilaria Mauro, Italian international striker (14 goals so far). 


    2.Frauen-Bundesliga South

                                  P    W   D  L    F     A    GD  Pts

    1 SC Sand 12 11 1 0 42 7 +35 34 WWWWW
    2 Köln 12 11 0 1 42 7 +35 33 WWLWW
    3 Saarbrücken 12 8 0 4 30 12 +18 24

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    In Germany, Abby Erceg scored the winner for USV Jena away to Bayer Leverkusen on the weekend, leaving Jena fifth on the table behind Bayern Munich. Erceg's fifth goal from 19 games so far, making her the team's second-highest scorer after Amber Hearn. Jena have three Football Ferns (also striker Hearn - nine goals - and defender Ria Percival - two goals), all regular starters.

    http://int.women.soccerway.com/teams/germany/ff-usv-jena-ev/5197/squad/

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    In the Swedish league, the "Damallsvenskan" it's contrasting fortunes for the two Football Ferns' sides:

    Five games into their season, Ali Riley's Rosengard (Malmo) lead the league.

    While Football Ferns Japan goalscorer Kirsty Yallop's Vittsjo sit tenth after five games on the twelve team table.

    Ali Riley scored for Rosengard in their 7-1 demolition of Yallop's Vittsjo last month.

    http://int.women.soccerway.com/teams/sweden/lait-de-beaute-fc-malmo/4435/

    http://int.women.soccerway.com/teams/sweden/vittsjo-gik/6011/

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    Betsy Hassett's Manchester City Ladies FC sit bottom of the FA Womens Super League after two games, having lost both.

    They were also dumped out of the FA Women's Cup a few weeks ago by Chelsea.

    Hassett is the only overseas player in the newly promoted side.

    http://int.women.soccerway.com/teams/england/manchester-city-lfc/5266/

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