Fourteen teams will contest this year’s women’s Cambridge Sevens tournament at John Kerkhof Park on Sunday.
The draw has been made with teams seeded on past tournament performance and last season’s level of play (if affiliated club team).
We’ve tried to accommodate those who have travelled the furthest with the later kick-offs.
Vigour Physiotherapy, from Cambridge, will be on hand throughout the tournament to help any injured players.
This year’s prizemoney will see the winners take home $400, the runners-up $200, the third-placed team $125 and fourth-placed team $75.
All teams are guaranteed of at least three matches.
Group positions will be determined with teams earning 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw. If teams are level on points, their group position will be initially decided by goal difference. If that is also tied, goals scored will decide. If teams are still level, a penalty shootout will determine group position.
Any defaults result in a 3-0 win to the other team.
Draw for 2018 Cambridge Sevens (women’s)
Group A: Te Awamutu, Broken Bad, Tauranga City United, Papamoa
Group B: Melville United Black, Cambridge, The O Geez, Otumoetai
Group C: Melville United Red, PK Girls, Bethlehem College
Group D: Otorohanga, Mercury Bay Senior Girls, Whakatane Town
Pitch 1: Te Awamutu v Broken Bad
Pitch 2: Melville United Black v Cambridge
Pitch 3: Melville United Red v PK Girls
Pitch 1: Tauranga City United v Papamoa
Pitch 2: The O Geez v Otumoetai
Pitch 3: Otorohanga v Mercury Bay
Pitch 3: Melville United Red v Bethlehem College
Pitch 1: Broken Bad v Tauranga City United
Pitch 2: Melville United Black v The O Geez
Pitch 1: Te Awamutu v Papamoa
Pitch 2: Cambridge v Otumoetai
Pitch 3: Otorohanga v Whakatane Town
Pitch 3: PK Girls v Bethlehem College
Pitch 1: Broken Bad v Papamoa
Pitch 2: Melville United Black v Otumoetai
Pitch 3: Mercury Bay v Whakatane Town
Pitch 1: Te Awamutu v Tauranga City United
Pitch 2: Cambridge v The O Geez
Pitch 1: Consolation Game 1 (3rd in Group C v 3 in Group D)
Pitch 2: Semi Final 1 (Winner Group A v Winner Group C)
Pitch 3: Semi Final 2 (Winner Group B v Winner Group D)
Pitch 2: Consolation Game 2 (2nd in Group A v 2nd in Group C)
Pitch 3: Consolation Game 3 (2nd in Group B v 2nd in Group D)
Pitch 3: Play-off for 3rd/4th between losing semi-finalists
Pitch 2: Final
Team managers can download their teamsheet in advance (below) and print it off. Please note that in response to requests from several teams, the tournament organisers have decided each team can use up to 11 players over the day’s play (one more than in the rules originally circulated).
Past winners of the Cambridge Sevens
2011: Whakatane Town
2012: Young Gunners (Hamilton)
2013: Palace Jesters (Te Aroha)
2014: Hamilton Wanderers
2015: Kawerau Town
2017: Young Gunners (Hamilton)
2018: Qooto-Qooto FC