WaiBOP coach Simon Mead says his team goes into its final home game of the ASB Women’s League with a “business as usual” approach and eager to finish in the top half of the table.
WaiBOP hosts a New Zealand Under 17 selection at St Peter’s School, Cambridge, this Sunday (1pm kick off) in a round six fixture.
Last week’s loss to unbeaten Mainland Pride at Rotorua International Stadium put paid to WaiBOP’s chances of making the competition’s semi-finals but Mead says the result changes nothing about the team’s attitude.
“Every week we continue to go out and play the best football we can. We have a great young team and we still want to finish in the top half of the competition, so for us the next two weeks is business as usual,” he says.
WaiBOP’s young players will be eager to perform well against the NZ U-17s as some have been in contention for the squad, due to go to Costa Rica next March for the U-17 Women’s World Cup.
WaiBOP travel to Auckland for their last game of the season when they will face table toppers Northern Football on Sunday November 24.