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Phoenix: We're going to have to lose some players to make it affordable

Phoenix: We're going to have to lose some players to make it affordable

Wellington Phoenix have placed their academy on hiatus while pay cuts for their A-League players are looming closer, according to general manager David Dome. 24 Apr 2020
New Zealand football in new coaching crisis

New Zealand football in new coaching crisis

Two years after dumping controversial Football Ferns coach Andreas Heraf, New Zealand Football has closed ranks amid another player-led storm. 22 Apr 2020
AL Phoenix star Ball reveals family scare

AL Phoenix star Ball reveals family scare

Wellington A-League striker David Ball is thankful to be safe with his family in New Zealand, having feared they would be forced to return to the UK. 17 Apr 2020
Phoenix staffer coronavirus update

Phoenix staffer coronavirus update

A Wellington Phoenix staff member has fully recovered after contracting the coronavirus around the time the A-League team was undergoing isolation in Sydney. 8 Apr 2020
New Zealand appeals for help from FIFA's $4.6 billion reserves, Australia likely to follow suit

New Zealand appeals for help from FIFA's $4.6 billion reserves, Australia likely to follow suit

New Zealand's football federation has appealed to FIFA for financial assistance following the devastating financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on member federations across the world. 5 Apr 2020
Phoenix return home after “really big sacrifice”

Phoenix return home after “really big sacrifice”

A week in Sydney isolation was all in vain for Wellington Phoenix, who will return home following the A-League's indefinite suspension. 24 Mar 2020
City's four-time W-League champ could have been a Matilda...now Europe awaits

City's four-time W-League champ could have been a Matilda...now Europe awaits

Rebekah Stott is already one of the greatest W-League imports of all time and this Saturday, she has the chance to become a five-time Champion. But could it be the last time we see the 26-year-old in Melbourne City colours? 19 Mar 2020
AFL delay season decision while football plays on

AFL delay season decision while football plays on

The AFL will decide within 24 hours when to start its condensed season, while Football Federation Australia says play will go on in the A-League. 16 Mar 2020
Phoenix commit to Australian A-League stay

Phoenix commit to Australian A-League stay

The A-League season is under threat from trans-Tasman border restrictions but Wellington's solution is to stay in Australia for the rest of their campaign. 15 Mar 2020
NZ A-League games 'impossible' under new coronavirus rules

NZ A-League games 'impossible' under new coronavirus rules

Strict restrictions on travellers from Australia due to the coronavirus outbreak will make A-League matches in New Zealand "impossible", Wellington Phoenix say. 14 Mar 2020
Phoenix driven by more than Rudan revenge

Phoenix driven by more than Rudan revenge

Wellington see the third instalment of their rivalry with Western United as a chance to showcase how far they've come this A-League season, not get one over former coach Mark Rudan. 20 Feb 2020
Phoenix commit to Eden Park games

Phoenix commit to Eden Park games

Wellington have committed to play four games at Eden Park across the next two A-League seasons to acknowledge the support they have received in Auckland. 19 Feb 2020
Phoenix beat wayward City

Phoenix beat wayward City

Wellington's English strikers have combined to sweet effect in a 1-0 win over Melbourne City which continues the visitors' A-League hoodoo in New Zealand. 15 Feb 2020
W-League City 'can be more lethal': Stott

W-League City 'can be more lethal': Stott

Melbourne City could claim the W-League's premiers' plate with a derby win over Victory on Sunday, but the best is still to come says NZ star Rebekah Stott. 12 Feb 2020
Olympic qualifiers 'a boost for World Cup bid'

Olympic qualifiers 'a boost for World Cup bid'

Australia enhanced its joint bid for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup by stepping in to host the Olympic qualifiers at short notice, FFA boss James Johnson says. 11 Feb 2020
Jets keeper Moss to retire at season's end

Jets keeper Moss to retire at season's end

Newcastle Jets goalkeeper Glen Moss has confirmed he'll retire at the end of the current A-League season. 29 Jan 2020