Auckland will have an A-League mens football team in next season's iteration of the premier Australian football competition. The long awaited entry of an Auckland A-Legaue team was officially confirmed last week with a full A-League licence granted to American billionaire Bill Foley.
The club will enter a team in the 2025/26 season of A-League Women. Foley owns Bournemouth's English Premier League club and in 2017 launched the ice hockey team Las Vegas Golden Knights who went on to win the Stanley Cup earlier this year.
Foley also owns Foley Wines and the Wharekauhau lodge in Wairarapa. Nick Becker talks to Kathryn about what the next steps are after the licence was secured.