Women’s Football

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New Zealand’s national football team is the Football Ferns which represented the country in the International Women’s Football League. The national team is governed by the New Zealand Football which operates the New Zealand Football Association (NZFA). The New Zealand national team was able to qualify for the 2007 FIFA Women’s Cup which is held in China in September 2007. This feat sent the whole team to their first World Cup in 16 years and the second since their debut in the international competition in 1975.

University Sports Teams

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Through various sports associations such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) many colleges offer students the chance to play various competitive sports at the varsity level. Varsity athletes are required to meet academic requirements for them to win, and to stay on the team. All college athletes must manage both their time and skills in attending classes, practices and games. Every student has an opportunity to play sports. Students who can’t make it to the varsity team or who do not want intense sports can always join clubs and intramural leagues.