Swifts win cup thriller
Apr23

Swifts win cup thriller

Matamata Swifts have navigated the first hurdle of New Zealand sport’s oldest knock-out cup competition, the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup, after a thrilling 5-4 extra time victory over Auckland-based side, Internationale FC. The Swifts’ attacking prowess and defensive frailties were on show again, but this was a match the home team should have comfortably wrapped up in regulation time. That they didn’t meant the rowdy local crowd got a good...

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Swifts April School Holiday Football Camp
Apr22

Swifts April School Holiday Football Camp

Sign up now! Wednesday April 26 to Friday April 28  Click here to register   Time & venue: 9am-3pm daily at the Matamata Domain. Cost: $30 per day. Players to bring: Training gear including football boots and indoor shoes; a change of clothing; lunch; water bottle. This programme is being run in association with WaiBOP Football Federation as part of their Holiday Fun Football programme.   For more information please...

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What’s Happening – April 22-23?
Apr21

What’s Happening – April 22-23?

Cup fever (if there actually is such a thing…) hits the Domain tomorrow as we kick off our ISPS Handa Chatham Cup campaign against Internationale FC from Auckland. It turns out, due to the cup game and ground issues, we’ll be hosting another triple header on Saturday with all the men’s teams. The Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies play their first game against a non-Melville United side, which will be a nice change. Find out...

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Swifts do the double over West Hamilton
Apr16

Swifts do the double over West Hamilton

In a slightly truncated Easter weekend fixture schedule, the two Matamata Swifts teams that played both completed well deserved victories at the Domain over teams from West Hamilton United. The Swifts re-found the winning feeling with a, in the end, comfortable 4-1 Loaded WaiBOP Premiership win over West Hamilton’s first team, while in the early game the Swifts A team edged West Hamilton’s reserves 3-2 to remain unbeaten. The...

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What’s happening over Easter weekend?
Apr14

What’s happening over Easter weekend?

The 2017 senior football season rumbles on this weekend. Three of our four senior teams are in action and they’re all at home as we host another triple header on Saturday for the men’s teams. Find out more in the latest issue of Pulling A Swift One. Match Details – April 15, 2017 Matamata Swifts v West Hamilton United, 2.45pm, Matamata Domain Richardson Racing Stables Swifts Reserves v Te Puke United, 12.30pm, Matamata Domain...

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Swifts mean goals in 2017
Apr09

Swifts mean goals in 2017

But not always at the right end… If you want to see goals in this season’s Loaded WaiBOP Premiership you’d better make sure you follow Matamata Swifts. Their second round match, at Hamilton’s Melville United, saw the teams trade eight goals. This followed ten goals in last Saturday’s opener. Unfortunately this time the Swifts didn’t find themselves on the right side of the final score line, losing 5-3. They let Melville out to a...

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Matamata Swifts 2017 Junior Teams & Coaches Named
Apr09

Matamata Swifts 2017 Junior Teams & Coaches Named

Matamata Swifts is pleased to announce our Junior 8th to 12th Grade teams for the 2017 season. We still have some coaching vacancies. If you’re interested in getting involved we’d be pleased to hear from you. Coach education courses are available in Matamata free of charge (the club will cover these costs). Contact Dwayne Barlow Dwayne@dbmm.co.nz to register your interest. Our appointed coaches have been named below. They...

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What’s happening – April 8 & 9?
Apr07

What’s happening – April 8 & 9?

The 2017 senior football season rolls into week two with all four senior teams back in action. The Domain will be far quieter this weekend as all three men’s teams are on the road. The Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies play their first home game on Sunday, though. Match Details – April 8 & 9, 2017 Matamata Swifts @ Melville United, 2.45pm Saturday, Gower Park, Hamilton Richardson Racing Stables Swifts Reserves @ Tokoroa,...

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Junior Coaches Needed
Apr06

Junior Coaches Needed

We’re looking for coaches to assist with a couple of our junior teams during the 2017 season. This would be ideal for senior players looking to get involved in a bit of coaching either with a Waikato Junior league team, in a sole charge or shared role, or our Mini-Kickers group. Please contact us at admin@matamataswifts.com if you’re interested in helping out or have any...

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Swifts start 2017 season
Apr02

Swifts start 2017 season

Matamata Swifts 6-4 Tauranga Boys’ The 2017 Loaded WaiBOP Premiership season began with a bang for Matamata Swifts as they traded ten goals with Tauranga Boys’ College at the Domain on Saturday. Thankfully the Swifts ran out 6-4 victors, although coach Paul Richardson and his players will be a little disappointed the win wasn’t far more emphatic. Goals from Chris Walker, Bjorn Vossen and Dayne Willemsen saw Matamata into a 3-1...

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