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Gutsy 10-man Rovers side exposed by Rangers

For sixth-placed Napier City Rovers today's eighth-round Central League football clash against unbeaten competition leaders Miramar Rangers in Napier was always...

Havelock North Wanderers footballers unbeaten in seven outings

Havelock North Wanderers are having a winter to remember in Central Football's Federation League and Chatham Cup play. Unbeaten in the Federation League with f...

Taradale's women footballers take two wins from Porthill

Yesterday saw the first round of Knock Out Cup competitions in Hawke's Bay women's football. Taradale's Federation and Development teams were both pulled out o...

Striker grabs hat-trick as Rovers win away

Striker Josh Stevenson grabbed a hat-trick as Napier City Rovers opened their Chatham Cup football campaign with a 3-0 win against FC Western in New Plymouth to...

Defender confident Rovers strikers will return to form

The question had to be put to experienced Napier City Rovers football defender Fergus Neil in the countdown to tomorrow's first round Chatham Cup clash against...

Restructure of Hawke's Bay Secondary Schools football

Late last year NZ Football delivered a new vision for the development of football in New Zealand. There has been an increased emphasis on player pathways insid...

Taradale women's footballers first equal despite loss

Taradale remain first equal in the Central League Federation Cup women's football competition despite today's 2-0 loss to Palmerston North Marist at Taradale Pa...

Rovers drop to sixth, Chatham Cup clash next

It was painful stuff but the Napier City Rovers Central League football side is still unbeaten at home. That's the best way to describe Thirsty Whale Napier Ci...

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...