Women's association football in New Zealand

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For more in depth, albeit general information see Football in New Zealand.

Football in New Zealand is one of the fastest growing and most popular sports amongst women. The National Women's League was created in 2002 in order to help improve the New Zealand women's national football team.[1]New Zealand Football is now focusing its efforts on youth development so the country can be internationally competitive.[2]

The Women's Soccer Association of New Zealand (WSANZ) used to have sole control of the women's game in New Zealand it merged after becoming part of the national body, New Zealand Football.

WSANZ has disbanded its organisation and operates under New Zealand Football.[3]

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  1. ^ "National women's league retains youth focus". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Wellington Phoenix reveal plan for future". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  3. ^ "Women's soccer becomes part of national body". New Zealand Herald. 2005-12-15. Retrieved 2012-07-30.