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Hayley Moorwood

Hayley Bowden
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Bowden in 2017
Personal information
Birth name Hayley Rose Moorwood[2]
Date of birth (1984-02-13) 13 February 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand[1]
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003-2004 Southwest Baptist Bearcats
2005 VCU Rams 23 (3)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000-2009 Lynn-Avon United Women
2009 Ottawa Fury 9 (0)
2010 Fencibles United Women
2011 Chelsea Ladies 13 (1)
2013-2014 Lincoln Ladies 0 (0)
National team?
2003-2015 New Zealand 92 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
? National team caps and goals correct as of 11 May 2015

Hayley Rose Bowden (née Moorwood; born 13 February 1984) is a women's association footballer who has represented New Zealand at international level.

Club career

In 2003 and 2004, Bowden played varsity soccer for Southwest Baptist University in Missouri.[3] She represented Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005, scoring three goals in 23 appearances.[4] In 2009, she made nine appearances for Ottawa Fury.[5]

Bowden played most of her club football in New Zealand before signing a one-year deal with Chelsea for the 2011 FA WSL season.[6][7] In 2013, she joined Lincoln Ladies.[8]

International career

Bowden scored on her Football Ferns debut, a 15-0 victory over Samoa on 7 April 2003, and represented New Zealand at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup finals in China,[9] where they lost to Brazil 0-5, Denmark (0-2) and China (0-2).

Bowden was also included in the New Zealand squad for the 2008 Summer Olympics where they drew with Japan (2-2) before losing to Norway (0-1) and Brazil (0-4).[10]

Bowden earned her 50th cap for New Zealand in a 3-0 win over Scotland as they progressed to the Cyprus Cup final on 1 March 2010, becoming only the fourth New Zealand woman to reach the milestone.[11] She went on to surpass Wendi Henderson's record for New Zealand women's international appearances when she earned her 65th cap against Colombia on 19 June 2011.[12] She returned to the national team after giving birth to a son, only to announce her retirement from international football on 11 May 2015. She finished her career with 92 caps and 10 goals for New Zealand.[13]

In the 2016 New Year Honours, Bowden was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to football.[14]

Personal life

Bowden's partner is New Zealand rugby union player Daniel Bowden. She accompanied him when he left New Zealand to join London Irish.[15]


  1. ^ "Hayley Moorwood". SR/Olympic Sports. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "List of players, New Zealand" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "#8 - Hayley Moorwood". Southwest Baptist University. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "#20 HAYLEY MOORWOOD". Virginia Commonwealth University. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ "Ottawa Fury". USLsoccer.com. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ "Soccer: Football Ferns skipper joins Chelsea". The New Zealand Herald. 26 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2009.
  8. ^ "Lincoln Ladies sign Kiwi midfielder Hayley Bowden". BBC Sport. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  9. ^ "New Zealand Squad List, 2007 Women's World Cup". FIFA. Retrieved 2008.
  10. ^ "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  11. ^ "A Milestone Day For New Zealand Women's Football". Sportsweb Soccer.
  12. ^ "Momentum builds as Football Ferns down Colombia". NZFootball. 19 June 2011.
  13. ^ "Bowden Calls Time on Ferns Career". New Zealand Football. 11 May 2015. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ "New Year honours list 2016". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "Dan Bowden to take charge of London Irish on the field". BBC Sport. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 2010.

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