With New Zealand set to host the women's World Cup in 2023, the female following for football is at an all-time high.
This year's Olympics will also see New Zealand's elite women's team - the Football Ferns - travel to Japan.
The game is buzzing at the grassroots level too.
This weekend, more clubs than ever will enter the women's national club knock-out competition.
Sports reporter Finlay Dunseath reports.