Richardson Resigns
Feb19

Richardson Resigns

It is with huge regret that we announcement the resignation of Paul Richardson as head coach of Comag Matamata Swifts. This decision is effective immediately. Paul took over the team at the tail-end of the 2015 season and helped avoid relegation from the WaiBOP Premiership. The following two seasons saw the Swifts performing at the right end of the table, with a third place finish in 2016 followed by second in 2017. We’d like to...

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Girls Only World Cup Tournament – March 2
Feb11

Girls Only World Cup Tournament – March 2

Calling all girls! In association with WaiBOP Football Federation, we’ll be hosting a Girls Only Football Tournament at the Matamata Domain on Friday March 2 as part of the New Zealand-wide Girl’s and Women’s Football Week promotion. Primary schools are encouraged to enter teams in the two age groups available – Year 5/6 & Year 3/4. Smaller schools could look to join together to field teams. As 2018 is a FIFA World Cup...

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Waikato Football Academy sets up shop in Matamata
Feb10

Waikato Football Academy sets up shop in Matamata

After taking a tentative step into Matamata during term 4 of last year, the Waikato Football Academy (WFA) has scheduled a full year football development programme for 2018. Players can sign up here.   Locally based head coach Alastair Sievewright (pictured right) will oversee the programme, which has the full support of Matamata Swifts AFC. “I’m looking forward to working with young footballers and other sports people from the...

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2018 Pre-season – Senior Men
Jan11

2018 Pre-season – Senior Men

Pre-season training for footballers wishing to play WaiBOP Premiership and/or Championship football at Matamata Swifts gets underway soon. All current and intending players are encouraged to attend (details below). For more information please contact Senior Coach Paul Richardson on 027 869 0503 or Senior Manager Rob Cox on 027 230 7112. Training January 23: Pre-season training begins for our WaiBOP Premiership & Championship...

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Working Bee – February 10
Jan11

Working Bee – February 10

We have a few things to tidy up at the clubrooms and around the Domain before the 2018 season gets going…and we’d like your help to get it all done. Date & Time: Saturday February 10, 9am to 1pm(ish). Stick it in your diary. Please help (and don’t worry – there won’t be any block laying this year).

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Futsal is fun for everyone
Nov14

Futsal is fun for everyone

Futsal, one of the fastest growing sports in New Zealand, makes a return to Matamata this Friday, with the Matamata Futsal Training Programme for junior and youth aged children kicking off at Headon Stadium. Open to everyone, these new futsal sessions are for boys and girls at under-16, under-13, under-11 and under-9 age groups. Spots are still available across all groups. “We’re excited to bring this to Matamata and we hope children...

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2017 AGM
Oct31

2017 AGM

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of Matamata Swifts Association Football Club will be held at the Matamata Domain clubrooms at 7pm on Monday November 13. AGENDA Apologies. Obituaries. Minutes from the 2016 Annual General Meeting. President’s report. Financial report. Election of officers – position descriptions are available here. Written nominations to secretary@matamataswifts.co.nz no later than 7 days prior to the AGM. Positions:...

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Futsal & Development – Term 4
Oct27

Futsal & Development – Term 4

We are pleased to announce we’ll be hosting the Matamata Futsal Training Programme during November and December. This programme is open to any junior or youth aged boy or girl, including footballers and non-footballers, wanting to give futsal a go. From this programme we’ll be looking to put together teams in the various age groups to take part in the Waikato Regional Futsal Tournament, which will be held in Te Aroha on...

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Swifts finish 2017 season on a high
Oct01

Swifts finish 2017 season on a high

Comag Matamata Swifts rounded out their 2017 Loaded WaiBOP Premiership campaign in the best possible manner, pummeling Old Blues from Tauranga 6-2 to lift themselves to second in the league. The star of the show on Saturday was leading scorer, Chris Walker, who helped himself to five of the six goals for his best personal haul of the season. The end of season feel translated to an incredibly open match and the fastest of starts. Old...

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What’s Happening – September 30
Sep29

What’s Happening – September 30

Only one game this weekend. Comag Matamata Swifts travel to play Tauranga Old Blues knowing a victory will lift the team to second on the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership table. A draw would see Matamata finish the season in third while defeat would bring Old Blues level on points with the Swifts but ahead of us on goal difference. The match kicks off at 2pm at Pemberton Park, Greerton. The club’s 8th Grade Panthers are taking part in...

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