Story: Football

Clearing her lines

A young woman in green New Zealand goalkeeper uniform leaps into the air while reaching to push a ball away from a goal during a football game. A woman in a blue football uniform is partly crouched in front of her to avoid the punch, while other players in white New Zealand uniforms run towards her.

Future Football Ferns goalkeeper Anna Leat makes a clearance at the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in France. New Zealand played out a scoreless draw with the hosts in this game.

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Neill Atkinson, Steve Watters and Alida Shanks, 'Football - Football in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Neill Atkinson, Steve Watters and Alida Shanks, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 7 Jun 2023 with assistance from Alida Shanks