Here is an interview with Auckland City’s Tim Payne and John Irving the day after their victory over Moghreb Tétouan in Morocco.
Matt Kellett-Smith blames his “old man” in his enthusiasm for, and introduction into, football.
Recommended by past Narra player/coach Phil Ruggles, Matt flew south to the far-flung reaches of Middle Earth from his English homeland to mix with the local hobbits (or was he just trying to get as far away from “Rugs” as he could?).
Barely out of his teenage years our import is a centre-back who has had three months on the New Zealand fields wearing our green strip (and sometimes a white strip – funny that!).
Over the summer break Matt has been indulging in B&B (not Bed & Breakfast but Beaches & Beer).
“It’s the people in Narra that keep me here.” says Matt confidently. “I will be taking the field again in 2015 with the close mates I have made over the past season.”
Millwall FC enjoys the fawning attention of our newby (It’s a nice change to have club members around who are not Liverpool or Man’ United adherents). His favourite footballing moment is playing alongside Isaac Barclay back home in England.
Following his early achievement of being able to eventually graduate from crawling to walking to running Matt played for the Woking Cougars from Under-5s all the way to Under-13s. Then he moved on to the Surrey County U-12s through to U-15s, Reading FC U-14s, the Farnborough Academy U-14s, the Farnborough FC Reserves and the Pulse Premier Academy.
“I want to play football as long as I can,” is Kellett-Smith’s long-term aspiration. “And I look forward to see our Narra U-15s progress through to playing for our Reserves as the seasons go by.”
New Zealand’s only professional football team, the Wellington Phoenix, are returning to Eden Park on Saturday 13 December 2014. Kick off is 5pm.
The Club are very excited about heading north for another year and giving you the chance to see Hyundai A-League professional football in your region.
It’s a great Football day out, with gates opening at 2pm and the ASB Premiership curtain raiser at 2.15pm, seeing the Phoenix take on WaiBOP United.
This year we’re also keen to offer your Club a great fundraising opportunity with our Friends of Phoenix Cash for Clubs ticket offer.
Your Club can earn $2 on every $18 Adult ticket sold and $1 on every $7 Child’s ticket sold using your Club’s unique code and the below link sent out to players.
Look out for the “Friends of Phoenix Club offer”. These prices are for tickets in bays 401-404 (North Stand) only and exclude Ticketmaster transaction fees. Cash will be given back for fundraising efforts over $100 (ie. 50 adult tickets sold).
Friends of Phoenix Club Offer for Ngaruawahia United AFC:
Your Club’s code is: NUAFCWPX
To make it even easier to get along, public transport is included (in Auckland only) with your game ticket, so grab the family and head along for a great summer’s afternoon of Football!
Overwhelming guilt and insurmountable peer pressure is keeping Ryan Kerr-Bell at Narra next season!
Aged just a meagre two Mars years old (which equates to 23 Earth ones) Ryan has disclosed his summer plans in which he will be hiding from the sun devil under a shady tree somewhere in Middle Earth.
Inspired in his footballing aspirations by Hair Bear and an avid follower of some obscure footballing team in England (Manchester United) he has revealed that his main reason for joining Narra was career advancement. Continue reading