Awards won by Cambridge Football Club

Awards won by Cambridge Football Club

Cambridge FC has won a number of awards for its activities within the football and wider communities.

These include:

2017

Waipa Sports Team of the Year
Cambridge’s men’s first team took this award for their successful season in which they won the WaiBOP Premiership, the WaiBOP Federation Shield and won promotion to the Northern League. The team also became a finalist at the Waikato Sports Team of the Year awards.

Finalist, Waipa Sports Club of the Year
The club was recognised for its achievements in winning the WaiBOP Premiership, WaiBOP Championship, Waikato Women’s League and the WaiBOP Federation Shield, as well as earning promotion to the Northern League. Mike Woodlock was also a finalist for Waipa’s Coach of the Year, Patrick Woodlock was a finalist for the Waipa Sportsperson of the Year and chairman Steve Thomas was a finalist for the Waipa Administrator of the Year.

Finalist, Best New Zealand Football Website
Our club was highly-commended in the Best Website section of the 2017 NZ Football Media Awards.

2016

Waikato Community Partnership Award
This award was presented to our club by Corrections New Zealand for its outstanding contribution to the national community work scheme. The award recognised three years’ work by our club in helping support those sentenced by the courts to work for their community.

2015

Waipa Sports Club of the Year
The club won this award for the second year in a row, recognising its performance on and off the pitch. Our club won the WaiBOP Premiership title and the WaiBOP Youth Championship, and had again contributed much to the Cambridge community, judges said.

Finalist, Waikato Sports Club of the Year
The club was recognised by Sport Waikato as a finalist in this award for the second year in a row.

NZ Football’s Quality Club Mark (QCM)
Our club was among the first 40 in the country to achieve this quality standard after assessors ranked our performance against national benchmarks. Being one of the first to achieve QCM Level 1 status, our club was presented with a defibrillator by NZ Football in recognition of our work.

2014

Waipa Sports Club of the Year
Hosting ASB Premiership games for WaiBOP United, and achieving the country’s second-highest attendances for games, played a significant part in landing this award.

Waipa Sports Administrator of the Year
Club chairman Greg Zeuren was recognised for his leadership during an outstanding year.

Waikato Sports Administrator of the Year
Having won the Waipa award, Greg Zeuren was judged to be the Waikato’s top administrator.

Finalist, Waikato Sports Club of the Year
Sport Waikato nominated the club for this regional award after the club won the Waipa Sports Club of the Year title.

WaiBOP Football Club of the Year
Our regional federation named Cambridge its Club of the Year after considering the achievements of its 106 affiliated clubs and schools. Highlights were the hosting of ASB Premiership matches, and our commitment to NZ Football’s Whole of Football programme.

Trustpower Waipa Community Service Supreme Award
Our efforts to help the wider community earned us this prestigious award for community service, making us only the second sports club to receive it. As Waipa’s Supreme Award winner, the club was then one of 28 finalists at the national Trustpower Community Service Awards in Wellington.

2011

NZ Match Programme of the Year Award
The New Zealand Football Media Association judged our match programme to be the best in the country. Our club received commendations for its programme at the same awards in 2012 and 2014.

2010

Trustpower Waipa Community Service Sports Award
Our junior section won this award after significant growth in player numbers and having completed a programme that saw the building of junior clubrooms and the development of what used to be Cambridge’s polo grounds into football pitches.

2001

Waipa Sports Club of the Year Award
Our club won this award for the first time, heading off a host of clubs from different sporting disciplines.

1993

Waipa Sports Team of the Year

Our club’s Class of ’93 team won this award for their outstanding feat of winning the Northern League division two title without being beaten – registering 19 wins and three draws in their season. The team were also finalists in the Waikato Sports Team of the Year awards.

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