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Hannah Wilkinson interview (Part Two): Jamming with the voice within – The Football Fern striking smooth to the soul


When Hannah Wilkinson spoke on here back in March 2014, the University of Tennessee standout had a World Cup and Olympic tournament on her record but was very much still finding her feet, with music a guiding hand for her thousands of miles from home. If that initial interview essentially cast the New Zealand striker in the midst of her demo track, you now find the first-year pro with much more of a full-length release to share, packed with meaning, discovery and a voice able to far surpass simply soothing the senses. Read more →

Abby Erceg interview: Ferns captain bound by the beauty of the beat

Photo: Camw


A Championship-winning captain this year with the Western New York Flash, New Zealand skipper Abby Erceg has led a cultivated soccer life up to now, taking elements and lessons from each country her career has so far encompassed, and finding just the right chords to her soul’s song in the process. Read more →

Jasmine Pereira interview: Ferns starlet kicking the interlude with retrospective shine

Photo: Enzo Giordani /

Photo: Enzo Giordani /


Regardless of age, certain qualities in players and in people will always have their value, and it is a sentiment that rings true with New Zealand international Jasmine Pereira, just like the vintage vibe running through the soundtrack to the young forward’s journey to date. Read more →

Hannah Wilkinson interview: ‘Are You Experienced?’ – Football Ferns hotshot is the Vols’ Voodoo Child

Photo: Tennessee Athletics / Matthew DeMaria

Photo: Tennessee Athletics / Matthew DeMaria


Collegiate players with World Cup and Olympic experience are hard to come by, but the University of Tennessee’s Hannah Wilkinson fits the bill, and when she is not battling defenders the New Zealand striker is putting her creativity to equally worthwhile use. Read more →

Rebecca Smith interview: The Football Ferns unplugged – Life on the tour bus for Kiwi captain



Whether witnessing the ‘who’s who’ of music passing through the Californian setting she grew up in or sampling the sounds of her native Kiwi culture, New Zealand international defender and captain Rebecca Smith has an unconditional attachment to music, and it runs through her Football Ferns teammates too. Read more →