WATCH: U17 stars return, Canterbury Pride go for fourth title

A contingent of our NZ under-17 women's football stars had just four days from arriving home in Christchurch to prepare for a must win game for the Canterbury Pride on Saturday. The 1-0 win over Auckland booked the team a spot in their sixth consecutive national league final. If they can defeat the Northern Lights in Auckland on Sunday it will be their fourth title in six years.


After winning a bronze medal at the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, a Canterbury contingent of players had just four days to prepare for a must-win game for Canterbury Pride in the national competition.

After winning that game, the team heads into its sixth consecutive final on Saturday against Northern Lights.

With six players in the bronze medal winning team, alongside a bid for another title it shows football in the region is going strong.