Hill joins Ferns in Korea
Three Kings United football captain Kristy Hill made her international debut for the Football Ferns in Korea just a year after almost changing codes.
“I was ready to leave football and play rugby,” she says.
“I thought I was getting a little too old and past my use-by date for football, and felt I’d achieved all I could in the game.”
But a surprise was in store for the 28year-old defender after she made the Football Ferns training squad and the team for the Peace Queen Cup.
“It’s really exciting to be around really positive people, and being in that environment has certainly made a difference.”
“I really want to get on the field and experience what the game is like at international level.”
And Hill, who has made 39 appearances for the Auckland side since 2000, is positive about her chances of making the New Zealand Olympic team in August.
“I’ll definitely be trying to train and push hard so that we can win a game at the Olympics.”
New Zealand lost to Korea 2-1 on Saturday, but beat Argentina 1-0 on Monday. They were scheduled to play Canada today.