Capital Football Announces Women's & Girls Squads

Following a series of evaluations and player identification, Capital Football is thrilled to announce its women’s and girls’ playing squads and the staff who will be assisting in 2022.

We would like to thank clubs for nominating all the players who attended the evaluations this past month and congratulate those selected to partake.

Congratulations to the following players selected for the Capital Football Women’s National League squad:

Bacon, ReneeWaterside Karori AFC
Barrott, ZoeWellington United
Chung, CaraSeatoun AFC
Crawford, DevynPetone FC
de Ronde, LenaWellington United
Lynch Gerrard, OliveWellington United
McCarthy, AnnaWellington United
Ohlsson, DaniWellington United
Olliver-Bell, PepiWellington United
Otte, RebeccaPetone FC
Owen, LaurenWaterside Karori AFC
Patterson, CaelinPetone FC
Preval, SammiWellington United
Ross, NicolaWaterside Karori AFC
Strom, AshaWellington United
Watts, JaydenWaterside Karori AFC
Williams, SydniePetone FC

The following players are continuing to train with the squad prior to a final selection being made ahead of the season.

Boobyer, LibbyPetone FC
Brown, KatiaSeatoun AFC
Gallagher Forbes, AoifePetone FC
Gill, AshleighUpper Hutt City AFC
MacManus, SimonneNorth Wellington
Simons, MollyWellington United

It is also with a great deal of pleasure that we congratulate the following players selected for the Capital Football U18 Girls’ squad:

Assur, BrookeWellington United
Brazendale, DaisyWellington Phoenix
Davies, LilyWellington United
Deane, LivWellington United
Eglinton, AlysshaWellington Phoenix
(previously Petone FC)
Elder, KyraWellington Phoenix
(previously Upper Hutt City AFC)
Feasey, LilaWellington Phoenix
(previously Island Bay United)
Findley, AnnaliseWellington Phoenix
(previously Western Suburbs)
Gasson, LaraWellington United
George, SofiaWellington United
Greene, MackenziePetone FC
Grunwald, DanjaWellington United
Hancock, KyleeWellington Phoenix
(previously Petone FC)
Hill, NovaWellington Phoenix
(previously Petone FC)
Humphrey, EmilyWestern Suburbs
Johnson, EllieWellington Phoenix
(previously Petone FC)
Morgan, KyraWestern Suburbs
Price, AmyPetone FC
Robinson, ScarlettWellington Phoenix
(previously North Wellington)
Vinaccia, NadiaWellington United
Yamoah, JustinaWellington United


With the season scheduled to begin in just over three weeks, on Saturday 17th September, we are also delighted to announce the full staff working across the programmes:


Women's National League Head Coach
Maika Ruyter-Hooley

Women's National League Assistant Coach
Ryan McGlinchey

Women's National League Assistant Coach (interim for September)
Davor Tavic

Women's National League Team Manager
Wendy Turton

Girls' National Youth League Head Coach
Katie Barrott

Girls' National Youth League Assistant Coach
Richard Kerr-Bell

Girls' National Youth League Team Manager
Libby Trevelyan

Goalkeeper Coach
Mark Oates

Hazel Lund

Jimmy Beatson

Strength & Conditioning
Nick Chong

Content & Media
Jack Morrissey

Team Liaison & Match Day Coordinator
Tom Pohio

Assistant Federation Development Manager
Maia Vink

Federation Development Manager
Steeve Sharpe


Preparations are continuing to build for the season kick off and we can’t wait to see as many people as possible out and about at games supporting the players representing Capital Football. With all home fixtures taking place at Memorial Park, Petone spectators are encouraged to come and see the following games:

Saturday 17th September 2022
U18’s vs Eastern Suburbs | Midday kick off
Seniors vs Eastern Suburbs | 3pm kick off

Sunday 2nd October 2022
U18’s vs Southern United | Midday kick off
Seniors vs Southern United | 3pm kick off

Saturday 15th October 2022
U18’s vs Auckland United | 12.30pm kick off
Seniors vs Auckland United | 3pm kick off

Monday 24th October 2022
Seniors vs Central Football | Midday kick off

Saturday 29th October 2022
U18’s vs Canterbury Pride | 12.30pm kick off
Seniors vs Canterbury Pride | 2.30pm kick off

Saturday 12th November 2022
Seniors vs Northern Rovers | 2pm kick off

Saturday 26th November 2022
Seniors vs Western Springs | 12.30pm kick off

For more information about the programmes please contact Federation Development Manager, Steeve Sharpe –

Article added: Thursday 25 August 2022


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