COVID-19 Update
Mar19

COVID-19 Update

Hi everyone, A week’s a long time in football, aye? Hopefully you’ll have caught the news that all football in New Zealand has been postponed until May 2. If not, HERE is a full copy of NZ Football and WaiBOP Football Federation’s communications, which were released yesterday. WaiBOP Football also has a COVID-19 updates page on their website, which you can visit HERE. So. What does this mean for football in Matamata?...

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Football postponed until May 2
Mar18

Football postponed until May 2

FROM NZ Football & WaiBOP Football Federation [March 18, 2020] The club will provide further communication on Thursday March 19 regarding how these measures will impact football in Matamata over the next few weeks.  Out of concern for our community’s health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the start of the community football season has been postponed until 2 May. This difficult decision has been reached by NZ Football in agreement...

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2020 Senior Pre-Season Details
Jan13

2020 Senior Pre-Season Details

Senior Men Pre-season for 2020 will begin with sessions on Thursday January 30 and Tuesday February 4 at the Matamata Domain – start time is 6.30pm. They will then run every Tuesday and Thursday evening from February 11 at the Domain. Players wanting to know more about our WaiBOP Premiership team can contact Scott Parsonage on 021 915 459. For other players, you can email the club at admin@matamataswifts.co.nz Swifts Ladies...

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2019 Annual General Meeting
Oct29

2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of Matamata Swifts Association Football Club will be held at the Matamata Domain clubrooms at 6pm on Monday November 11. The bar will be open.   AGENDA Apologies Obituaries Minutes from the 2018 Annual General Meeting President’s report Financial report Election of officers – position descriptions available on request. (Written nominations to admin@matamataswifts.com. Nominations can be made at the...

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Swifts lose double-header at Otumoetai, while ladies strong in Hamilton
Sep08

Swifts lose double-header at Otumoetai, while ladies strong in Hamilton

The 2019 football season is slowly winding down. Three of Matamata Swifts’ senior teams were in action over the weekend, with varying results. Comag Matamata Swifts and Waharoa Transport Matamata Reserves were both on the end of narrow defeats at Otumoetai on Saturday, while Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies completed a solid win in Hamilton. The sea breeze played a key part in proceedings at Otumoetai’s Fergusson Park as both Swifts...

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Clothier double saves Swifts
Aug25

Clothier double saves Swifts

Draws were largely the order of the weekend as two of Matamata Swifts’ three teams in action were held by their opponents. Comag Matamata Swifts needed a late equaliser from Andrew Clothier to ensure the team’s final Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership home game of the season finished 2-2, while on Sunday Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies were held 3-3 at Huntly Thistle. The Swifts match against Melville United was a bright, open affair...

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Swifts held while Ladies suffer injury heartbreak
Aug18

Swifts held while Ladies suffer injury heartbreak

Comag Matamata Swifts kept their recent unbeaten run going on Saturday, albeit after a draw at Te Awamutu, while Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies’ Waikato Plate campaign was ended on Sunday after a brave effort against Otorohanga. The Swifts’ Soccer Shop Premiership visit to Te Awamutu ended in a 1-1 draw, which was a result that suited the home side more as they all but secured their survival. The Swifts had much the better of the...

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Swifts strike again in wild weekend
Aug11

Swifts strike again in wild weekend

Comag Matamata Swifts’ excellent recent run continued as they won 5-0 over Tauranga Blue Rovers at a sodden Matamata Domain on Saturday. Brad West poked home a Chris Walker cross less than ten minutes in to settle the home side’s nerves and they went on to provide a dominant display against a visiting side missing several key players. Two goals in three minutes in the lead up to half time effectively settled the result as first...

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Three wins from four for Swifts teams
Aug04

Three wins from four for Swifts teams

Comag Matamata Swifts’ Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership campaign continues to move in the right direction after a second consecutive victory on Saturday. The Swifts eased home 4-1 at West Hamilton United with another performance that will help consign the team’s mid-season struggles to the “how the heck did that happen?” basket. Andrew Clothier, back in the side after a five week injury absence, struck early from the penalty spot before...

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Swifts in seventh heaven
Jul28

Swifts in seventh heaven

Comag Matamata Swifts released months of pent up footballing angst on Saturday, defeating Ngaruawahia United 7-2 at the Domain in their latest Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership match with the type of clinical finishing that had previously been absent all season. The talk leading up to the match was that, in recent games, Matamata had created more than enough but, for some reason, the goals just wouldn’t go in. While this match ultimately...

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