Snow in Dunedin forces Sydney FC indoors

Last updated 11:26 21/07/2014
COLD: Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold and player Shane Smeltz.
Getty Images
COLD: Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold and player Shane Smeltz.

Relevant offers

Football

Wellington Phoenix must make do without Vince Lia against Melbourne Victory 'Baby Whites' succumb to late South Korean winner in Seoul friendly England's Andros Townsend grabs late equaliser in 1-1 draw with Italy in Turin Messi should be fit for Celta game: Pique 'I'm no money-grabber,' says Liverpool forward Sterling US urges FIFA not to let Russia host World Cup 2018 Second-string Portugal suffer shock 2-0 home defeat to minnows Cape Verde Early strikes help Netherlands haunt Spain with 2-0 friendly win Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini goal earns 10-man Belgium win over Israel All Whites coach Anthony Hudson praises young side after 1-0 defeat to South Korea

A-League football club Sydney FC have been forced to cancel a training run in Dunedin this morning after a bitterly cold snap saw snow falling and temperatures plummeting.

The Australian side, who are in New Zealand as part of the Football United tour, had a scheduled practice at Forrester Park, in the north of the city.

However, with snow falling on and off from around 8am and temperatures less than ideal they will now train under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium at 2.30pm this afternoon.

Sydney FC are taking on English Premier League team Newcastle United at the stadium tomorrow night, before facing the Wellington Phoenix in the capital on Saturday night.

Newcastle United were also avoiding the cold weather, training under the roof at the stadium this morning.

MetService duty forecaster John Law said a strong, cold, south to southwest flow was spreading its way across the country, dragging brisk winds and low temperatures with it.

Law said it wasn't a huge band moving up the country, so snow will take the form of scattered flurries across primarily coastal areas in the lower South Island throughout today, affecting areas further north tomorrow.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content