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Rovers captain Hoyle knows "bogey" team will be tough

The question had to be put to Napier City Rovers Central League football team's captain and defender Jim Hoyle. What does he rank as the priority for his Thi...

Captain's hat-trick key to Taradale footballers' victory

Captain Cara O'Neill led her Taradale Women's Federation Cup football side by example today. O'Neill (pictured above left) scored a hat-trick in her side's awa...

Pressure intensifies in Rovers top three quest

Napier City Rovers will have to be more clinical in front of goal if they are going to secure a top three finish in this season's Central League football compet...

Rovers striker hopes brains will rule today

Suggest to Napier City Rovers Central League football side's veteran striker Josh Stevenson he is in hot form and you get the thumbs up. "Five goals from as ma...

Rovers dealt cruel blow in capital

It was a cruel loss but it also showed how close Napier City Rovers are to the top two teams in the Central League football competition. Third placed Thirsty W...

Rovers teenage defender relishes step up

It's no secret Napier City Rovers Central League football team's starting XI is good enough to compete with the best sides in the competition. If Thirsty Whale...

Rovers midfielder makes rapid progress after breaking leg

The fact Napier City Rovers midfielder Luca Barclay is playing Central League football while still at secondary school is an achievement in itself. But the fac...

Taradale Women's Federation Cup footballers draw opener

Taradale's Women 's Federation Cup football team drew their first game of the season 2-all against Masey at Taradale Park today. In hot conditions, Taradale to...

Napier City Rovers suffer first loss

Talk about one hell of a wake-up call. Yes, Thirsty Whale Napier City Rovers received one today when thrashed 5-0 by Wairarapa United in their third-round Cent...

Rookie Rovers football midfielder eyes full 90

Suggest to Napier City Rovers football midfielder Luke Minshull he is living the dream and he nods his head. "Yes ... it's my first season in the Central Leagu...

Schofield shines as Napier City Rovers remain unbeaten

Crikey ... imagine what could have happened if Napier City Rovers football team's midfielder Liam Schofield was available for Hawke's Bay United during the summ...

Midfielder relishes being back in Rovers colours

Having played for Napier City Rovers as a teenager Cameron Emerson knows what the club's Central League football side means to the city's sporting fabric. "Yes...

Gould scores twice on debut for Rovers

Centre forward Kailan Gould celebrated his Napier City Rovers Central League football debut with two goals on Saturday. Playing against his former club, Wainui...

Sixteen-year-old earns Rovers No 1 keeper's role

Had the Covid-19 pandemic not played havoc with New Zealand sport during the past 12 months Hawke's Bay football keeper Oscar Mason would have been Auckland-bas...

24-Hour Football Festival for Bay

Central Football – Hawke’s Bay will attempt to raise significant monies for our Breaking Down Barriers fund by hosting a 24-hour Football Festi...

Painful ending for Hawke's Bay United footballers

The 17-season history of the Hawke's Bay United football franchise had a painful ending with today's 2-1 loss to Eastern Suburbs at Napier's Bluewater Stadium...

Emotional clash for Hawke's Bay United footballers

Shut out the emotion, play to your potential and the chances of finishing the season with a win are high. That's the best advice one can give to the Thirsty Wh...

Bay footballer selected for NZF coaching mentorship

Hawke's Bay's Aleesha Heywood is the sole Central Region coach selected for New Zealand Football's 2021 Female Coach Mentorship Programme. The nine participant...

Winning 100th eludes Hawke's Bay United co-coach

Hawke's Bay United football team's co-coach Bill Robertson was a man of mixed emotions after today's 2-0 loss to Waitakere United in Auckland. "I'm proud to br...

Hawke's Bay United co-coach eyes title glory

Hawke's Bay United shook off the threat of a bottom-of-the-table finish in the New Zealand Football Championship with today's 3-2 victory against the Wellington...