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Brisbane Roar have picked up New Zealand international goalkeeper Max Crocombe to provide competition to the experienced Jamie Young for the number one jersey.
Another Kiwi footballer has joined German superpower Bayern Munich, with Football Ferns captain Ali Riley joining youngster Sarpreet Singh in Bavaria.
The noise coming out of Wellington Phoenix last season was that Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi would have earned himself a professional contract had it not been for two untimely injuries.
This time last year, Sarpreet Singh was in the early stages of pre-season with the Wellington Phoenix, playing against amateur Central League sides on cold Wellington nights.
Even when there was no clear passage in sight, All Whites midfielder Tim Payne refused to give up on his dream of making it as a professional footballer.
Preseason training began last week for Ufuk Talay and the lads and it’s a good thing it’s such a long stretch between seasons in the A-League because the Welly Nix are going to need every bit of it.
The next All Whites coach will not need to have a pro coaching licence, opening the door to a wider range of local candidates.
Rosie White's return to the professional game via the United States' National Women's Soccer League will see the Football Ferns forward link up with one of the most recognisable players in women's football.
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