Queenstown Rovers

NZ call-up for young hotshot

By MATTHEW MCKEW Queenstown Rovers’ stand-out midfielder’s heading to the Junior All Whites training camp to stake his place in their World Cup qualifier squad. Young gun Willem Ebbinge, 19, has been an ever-present threat this season and his hard work’s paid off...

Young tyros do the business

By MATTHEW MCKEW Former Scottish footballer Alan Hansen’s infamous claim ‘‘you don’t win anything with kids’’ was once again entirely wrong last Saturday, when a Rovers’ side with three 16-year- olds in the team won 9-0. The three points were vital for the...

Rovers feeling the blues

By MATTHEW MCKEW Four weeks of disrupted training has left Queenstown Rovers manager ‘‘frustrated’’, to say the least, and he’s desperate to see a solution. Jamie Whitmarsh says there were some serious words had after the men’s senior football side lost...

Support for sports

By MATTHEW MCKEW A $151 million overhaul of Queenstown Events Centre - including the resort's first full-size artificial turf pitches  - is set public consultation. The proposal includes an extension to the swimming pool and new buildings, where the existing main...
Queenstown's Mr Football is a true-blue local now. In an early Christmas present from Immigration New Zealand, Jamie Whitmarsh was granted permanent residency on December 23. The popular former Londoner, now enjoying a summer break before his school holiday training camps start...
Local soccer coach Jamie Whitmarsh is upping his game. The Football South Central Otago development boss and Queenstown Rovers coach is completing his A-Licence with New Zealand Football. He describes it as the highest level of training in the country, made up...

Rovers’ big ask

Queenstown Rovers footballers are confident ahead of their clash with top-of-the-table Caversham this weekend. Coach Jamie Whitmarsh knows their ODT Southern Premier League match in Dunedin on Saturday will be a challenge – Caversham have notched up 28 consecutive wins. But Whitmarsh...

Rovers’ cup push

Queenstown Rovers hope to make the home advantage count this weekend in the last 16 of the national Chatham Cup. The soccer club faces Nelson Suburbs at Queenstown Events Centre, 2pm, Saturday. Coach Jamie Whitmarsh says not having to travel will...

Make way for the Lions

Local soccer players have been given the boot to make way for the Lions. The British and Irish rugby heavyweights arrive in Queenstown next month for two days ahead of the third and final Test against the All Blacks on...

Cup win for Rovers

A scruffy goal from skilful forward Carlos Herrmann was enough to earn Queenstown Rovers footballers the win in a hard-fought cup game in Dunedin. Rovers beat rivals Roslyn-Wakari 1-0 at Ellis Park on Monday. They progress to the third round of...
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