Wellington Phoenix Women General Discussion and Squad Speculation

First Team Squad
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Walker was a NZ player last season. Unless things have changed, I guess doesn't have Aus citizenship. Which is not that easy to get even if you have lived in Aus longer than NZ. (just ask Quade Cooper).
But I agree with you. Thought she was good value last year. 
Be interesting to see how she goes with the U20's at the WC. Good chance she will partner Taylor as a CB. 
Also how all the other non-contracted Nix players from last year go. Ava Pritchard, Charlotte Lancaster, Grace Wisnewski, Zoe McMeeken, and of course Marisa van der Meer and Macey Fraser as well.
Legend
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Legend
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9 signed now, so that's half way there?

Marquee
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almost 12 years
Good to see Australians deciding to move over to NZ. Obviously it's different from the men, these women have to leave school, quit jobs, and move their entire lives.
Legend
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over 15 years
Ryan
Good to see Australians deciding to move over to NZ. Obviously it's different from the men, these women have to leave school, quit jobs, and move their entire lives.

Men don’t have lives?
Trialist
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10 months
No what he means is that the women are contracted for 24 weeks so it’s a part time gig compared to the men as full time.
They aren’t paid for the other 28 weeks

First Team Squad
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Feverish
Ryan
Good to see Australians deciding to move over to NZ. Obviously it's different from the men, these women have to leave school, quit jobs, and move their entire lives.

Men don’t have lives?

Men do have lives, but there lives at the Nix are full time pro football. The girls are not full time and also get paid alot less. A lot having part time jobs to support themselves. The ALW season is also shorter and contracts are not full year, so the women need a full time job between seasons.. Alot of the Aussie girls we had last year were 19 or 20 years old. Some just out of school, some studying at Uni. 
This all makes it more difficult to uproot and move to a totally different country like NZ.
Life and death
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Perhaps mens and womens are under the same umbrella, but when Iceland men were doing so well recently (in the Euros I think) I saw an article about the coaching set up in Iceland. Looked impressive. Here is a random link I just googled. https://trainingground.guru/articles/reasons-for-the-eruption-of-icelandic-football
Ryan
Good signing, provides leadership too which is needed with our young team.

I wonder what the quality of the Iceland league is compared to the A-League Women. Considering the population of Iceland is less than the Wellington urban area, I can't imagine the quality is high.

Wellington Phoenix Women General Discussion and Squad Speculation

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