Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Soccer Services First In New Zealand

United Soccer 1 has launched a range of information services for members - a significant development in its objective to grow the game.

The Federation, one of seven set up nationwide by Soccer New Zealand, covers all club and representative teams in the Far North, Northland, Harbour/Rodney and Waitakere. Members in these areas can now access the new services, comprising a 0900 line and a website.

These tools will provide all members including players, coaches and referees, with access to the latest news, results, fixtures, league tables and other associated material.

United Soccer 1 has secured the phone number 0900 SOCCER (0900 768 897) as part of this information service. Sponsorship from Telecom has allowed call costs to be reduced to 49c per minute. The line will be fully operational in April for the start of the 2001 season.

Each team will be given a PIN number allowing them access to details regarding results, grounds, cancellations and other much-needed information relevant to their respective team.

The Federation's website,, will also keep members informed. Through the site, members can access the regular Federation newsletters, a message board, details on upcoming events such as player and coaching clinics, and a range of information from the 0900 line.

United Soccer 1 Director, Graeme Perigo, says the new communication initiatives have been designed to ensure information is readily available via several channels.

"With these tools in place anyone associated with the Federation can keep up to date with league developments, upcoming competitions, events and other activities.

We see the development of the website and the 0900 number as crucial in moving soccer forward. The introduction of these services will ensure soccer is properly integrated across all levels and will assist us with our primary goal of growing the game."

For further information on United Soccer 1 please visit


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>