Black armbands will be worn by Napier City Rovers players throughout 2023 as a mark of respect to those who tragically lost their lives in Cyclone Gabrielle - and as a sign of support for their beloved region as Hawke’s Bay continues the massive clean-up after the deadly storm.
Napier City Rovers launch their 2023 Central League campaign in Wellington on Saturday – the first of two successive games on the road. Coach Bill Robertson talked to Neil Reid about what lies ahead and a tactic he hopes will end the away-trip blues that hampered them last season
A group of ageing local football heroes are still unleashing magic on their much-loved home ground decades after they hung up their boots. Neil Reid spent time with Napier City Rovers’ star-studded Grey Squad.