Inverell Winners Once Again

Since 2012, a group of New Zealand players attend the "Joeys Mini World Cup" in Inverell, Australia. The competition has been originated by Heinrich Haussler to promote inland Australian football. Players attending have been predominantly from Waikato, New Zealand, many of them from Rovers.  

This competition allows girls from varying experience levels and backgrounds to play together in a team that represents New Zealand. This opportunity may not be achievable at an international level for some of these players and it serves as a marvelous way for young sports women to play in the name of their country. The teams they play vary from club level to International teams from Germany and in 2014 the Tongan National Women's team. The team are fantastic ambassadors for New Zealand and as described by Heinrich "are the darlings of the tournament". Many of the girls may never get to play an international side and this is a wonderful platform for the talents of these players to be recognized. There is an opportunity at this tournament to be selected and travel to Europe, which has been taken up by 6 players from New Zealand! 

Rovers ladies in attendence this year are:

Tiana Hill
Emma Cawte
Ayla Pratt
Amber Harris 
Ella Golding
Toni Power

'New Zealand' have won the competition in the last four years, and after yesterdays 3-1 Win made it a 5th. Congratulations to the girls!

Nice work by Andre and Warren for organising the trip once again. 

Lotto NRFL Voting is open

Vote for your Player of the Year and Coach of the Year in the Lotto NRFL. 

Follow the link and cast your votes!

You can vote for your favourite player from both our mens and womens teams along with Richard (mens coach) and Sarah (womens coach) in the Coach of the Year category. 

Rovers brings you FUTSAL!

Keen to keep up the fitness and skills over the summer? 

Rovers are now offering FUTSAL to its members and friends.  All details regarding grades and registration can be found under the new FUTSAL tab.  


Girls Afternoon Wrap up

Thank you to everyone who attended our fundraiser yesterday afternoon - your contribution to helping Womens football at Rovers is much appreciated. For those who couldn't attend but would still like to help the Club - you can still purchase products with a % of your purchase being donated to our awesome club. 

Please contact the following reps if you wish to make a purchase:

Arbonne Cosmetics/Skincare/Haircare/Babycare - Claire Broderick - (

   Botanical vegan skincare, makeup, hair care + more

   Check Claire out on Facebook

Tupperware - Pam Chapman ( 027 492 4950)

Scentsy - Katherine Shepherd - ( 021 403 969)

  Check out her website

Star Stampin - Ruth Hickey - ( 027 844 1611)

  Check out her website

Avon - Alana Schuler - ( 027 844 3733)

  Alana is currently running an Avon raffle - $2.00 per ticket - see picture and attached flyer for contents of the raffle. PLease contact Alana to purchase tickets

Jamberry Nails - Kelli-brooke Pace (  

  Find her on facebook


Thank you for your support!

Positive feedback fantastic for club

Positive feedback from opposition teams is always pleasing to see and what awesome feedback received from Northern United:

"The 13th grade Argyle went down 1-0 in their plate final  Unfortunately despite having superior possession and by a long way the most shots on goal, they just couldn't get it past the Claudelands keeper who was outstanding and pulled off some amazing saves.  Credit to Claudelands who were dangerous but we restricted them to only a handful of shots all game...."

Awesome work by Jono Benge (keeper referred to above) working with Tony Rennell on tuedsay nights at goalkeeper training - it has definitely paid off. Well Done!

Pirates make the News

Over the weekend, the Claudelands Rovers 12th Grade Pirates travelled to Te Aroha to play the Te Aroha Cobras in a tightly contested match.  The Pirates unfortunatley going down 2-1. 

For full article, Click the attached photo; To view photos of the game see the links below

Piako Post:

Hamilton Press:

Womens U17 World Cup Sept 30-Oct 21

Jordan Bound!!  

Congratulations to Michaela Foster (Captain), Sarah Krystman, Serena Murrihy (standby) and Kate Williams (standby) for being selected in the NZ U17 World Cup Squad heading to Jordan at the end of this month. All four ladies are valued members of our Northern League Premier Womens Squad and we wish them all the best. 

Its great to see such young, talented ladies making their mark in NZ Football.


These school holidays, Edventure and Claudelands Rovers are running a football holiday program. 

Coaches include Richard Harris (Northern League men); Dilshaan Mohanaraj (Northern league mens squad) and Kiegan Surgison (Northern League mens squad)

Date: Monday Sept 26th to Friday Sept 30th

Time: 8.00am-5.30pm

Location: Galloway Park

Cost: $35 per day (or $170 for the week)

Register here 

See attached flyer for all details


2016 Prizegiving


Mark it in your diaries ladies and gentlemen, its going ot be a good night!

Celebrating the successes of all things Rovers, its a night not to be missed. 


$20 entry (ticket sales and door sales available)

Doors open 7pm, Prizegiving starts 7.30pm sharp. 

Music by Absolute Djs ( Check them out!!


Poker Night!

CLUB POKER NIGHT - in association with First Sovereign Poker Series. 

Buy in $100 - must be pre-purchased, strictly NO door sales
1st prize: $1300 cash
2nd prize: $500 cash
3rd prize: $200 cash

Prizes are guaranteed on the sale of 30 tickets minimum. 

Starts 6.30pm sharp
Nibbles will be provided, bar open. 


Tickets can be purchased from the Club Bar or through Simeon Price ( 027 484 8189)

Juniors Team Photos

Over the past few weeks, Jarred Wilson from JW Photography has been working hard photographing all Rovers Junior teams this year. 

Each photo only costs $10 and can be purchased online through JW Photography website.  They are well presented and give you and your child a lasting memory of the fun they have had over the season and the new friends they have met.  Once ordered and paid for photos will be available at the Junior and Youth Prizegiving on Sunday September 25th. 

Orders must be received by September 16th to be available for collection at prizegiving.  

To see if you childs team photo is up and ready for purchase, head to

Jarred can be contacted at

Nutrition for Young Athletes - Sport Waikato Workshop

Childhood and adolescence are critical periods for physical growth and development. While sport is healthful in so many ways, it’s vital that young athletes consume the right type of fuel in sufficient quantities to meet the demands of training and competition.

An interactive workshop targeted at educating those interested on nutirition for young athletes.

Date: August 8th 6.30pm-8.00pm

Register Here 

Quiz Night Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Rovers Quiz Night last night. A fantastic turn out with a great number of people.

Congratulations to "Betcha Its Shit" for taking out the Sports double round and winning the Ken Taylor Memorial Trophy. 

The Overall winners were "Si and I with friends" with a score of 72 just inching past "Just here for drinks" on 71 points. While "The Muppets" took out the booby prize.

The nibbles provided were awesome thanks to Mike and Wendy Dore, Tailz the quiz master did a fantastic job as did Tony behind the bar. 

A big thank you to those who donated prizes - CRAFT Bar, Gothenburg Restuarant, Wellington Phoenix, Versitile Products and Avon (thanks to Steve, Kay and Alana Schuler).



 Winners - Ken Taylor Memorial Trophy                 Overall Winners

         "Betcha its Shit"                                    "Si & I with Friends"

Northern League Women Fundraiser!!

Help support our Northern League Women by purchasing an Entertainment Book! these can be purchased online or through the ladies in the team. 

Whether you are renewing or buying a new book click the following link

You can choose a book for any NZ region or one for Australia

If you have any questions, please contact Warren Jones 


The Northern League Women and Reserves appreciate your support and helping to promote womens Football.

Rovers Juniors selected for the WaiBOP Skills Centre

Congratulations to the following Rovers juniors selected for the WaiBOP Skills Centre:

Samantha Crawford, Haylee Halford, Nathaniel Hansen ,Giorgia Lawson, Rivi Maling, Lydia Marsters, Kynan McCracken, Ashleigh McRae, Bede Myles, Tyrese Shema, Daniel Steffert, Alexandar Tuisamoa, Joakim White, Luka Dale, Mason Finlay, Samuel Fowles, Wyatt Grant, Shawn Halford, Dylan Hansen, Aiden Hemming, Angus Henry, Lucca Lim, Xanthe Lovegrove-Edlington, Will Voigt-Price, and Lucas Wright.

Winners are Grinners!!!

For those that weren't aware, Rovers have a darts team, and a pretty good one at that. Over the last two Wednesdays we have been duelling out with the best of Waikato darts teams to see who would win the darts fours. 

Rover.s...came out on top!  

Congratulations to the fours team of Russell Finlay, Craig Purdy, Chris Reed-Hadley and Rhys O’Conner! Another trophy to add to the cabinet. 

NL Premier Ladies make appearance at Mt Maunganui Girls Festival

NZ U-17 members Michaela Foster, Sarah Krystman and Kate Williams, also members of NL Premier ladies, made a special appearance at the Mt Maunganui Girls Festival on June 13 to play football and hang out with the next generation of football ferns. 

For full article Click Here

This year Rovers have embraced the strategy of WaiBOP Football by bringing Girls Only Leagues to encourage the participation of more girls in football. This year we have an U8 Team (U8 Ravens) and an 11th grade team with the ambition to double these numbers in 2017.  For more information see the Girls Only Leagues page under the Juniors Tab. 

Around the World Wrap up

The annual Around the World night was held on the 11th of June with huge success!  A fantastic night organised by the social committee. Huge thanks to everyone who participated in event, It was great to see so many from each team and the effort that was put in. 

Congratulations to following prize winners -
Best dressed team: USA (CRAFT Premier Women)
Best dressed male: Sam Hurst, Scotland (C1 Squatters)
Best dressed female: Nicole Hurst, Scotland (C1 Squatters)
Best Food: Chile (C2 Vets)
Special food mention also goes to Jamaica for the spicy curry.

Massive thank you to the social committee for organising such a great night, special mention to Mike, Wendy and Tayla Dore for all their hard work putting the night together.

Michaela Foster to captain NZ U17 for China Tour

NZ U17 coach Gareth Turnbull has named Rovers Northern League player Michaela Foster as the captain of the team when they tour China next month. 

Congratulations to Michaela for such an acheivement!!

For the full story Click Here


Success at Poker Event

Friday May 13th, the Claudelands Rovers WaiBOP Premier Womens team held their Poker Event Fundraiser with overwhelming success.  With the night run by Paul from First Sovereign Poker Series and dealers thanks to Rounders Poker Club Hamilton, participants were treated to a well-run quality evening complete with spot prizes, catering and bar facilities. 

CONGRATULATIONS to the winning businesses CRAFT Hamilton, who took out the major sponsor prize and ELECTRIC1, who took out the minor sponsor prize.

The new Claudelands Rovers CRAFT Womens Premier team would also like to acknowledge the following businesses for their participation in the event:

White Brothers Panel Works ♥ Taylored Fitness ♦ Daws Oestopathy ♣ Tyre Pro ♠ Lead Social ♥ Wonderhorse ♦ CMP Decor ♣ Gilmours ♠ Carpet Mill ♥ RFM Rental Cars ♦ Progressive Pilates ♣ Ebbett Audi ♠ Foster Maintain ♥ Signature Homes ♦ Resurfacing Systems Waikato ♣ Tyre Tracks ♠ Chemwash Waikato ♥ Spark Digital ♦ Trig Group ♣ Trackweld ♠ Pat Conchie Builders ♥ IVS Ltd 

A big Thank You to Paul from First Soveriegn Poker Series, Adam (coach) for putting the night together, Mike and Wendy Dore for their help and support, Tony for his bar tending skills and the ladies in the team for the food provided to all participants. 


Introduction to Coaching session huge success

On Monday 9th of May, Claudelands Rovers held an Introduction to Coaching session for junior coaches, team managers and parents to learn and understand the latest techniques for coaching junior players within the club. This session was also aimed at informing attendees of the programs Rovers are providing this year, teaching ideas and tips for playing at home and understanding the program to be able to support the coaches in conveying consistent messages. 

Having attended the Introduction to Coaching session, a follow up course for junior coaches to obtain their NZ Football Level 1 Junior Coaching Certificate has been scheduled for next Monday 16th of May. 

Northern League Women Local Derby

Sunday 1st of May 2016, saw the resurrection of a Hamilton Womens Football local derby in the Northern League Womens Premier Division between Claudelands Rovers and Hamilton Wanderers since 2003. With both teams out to prove themselves and a generous showing of support for both sides, this was set to be one eventful match. 

Enzo Giordani cleverly summed up the drama filled match in the following report thanks to In The Back of Click here for full report.

This coming weekend will see two more local teams battle it out with the Northern League Men and Northern League Reserves Men both playing Ngaruawahia at Galloway Park. Reserves play at 12.30pm and NL Men play at 3pm. Come down and show your support!!!



NZ SS Reps Kelli, Toni, Ayla

A massive congratulations to three of our up and coming female football players who have been selected for the New Zealand Secondary School Girls Football Under 15 representative team to travel to Sydney, Australia from the 17th to 23rd July 2016.

Kelli Brown, Toni Power and Ayla Pratt all play for our Northern League Reserve Womens Team. 

Well done girls!!!


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