After their success at last year’s Satellite Tournament, Cambridge’s U-19 face some of the country’s biggest clubs in the main draw at this month’s national youth tournament in Napier.
Cambridge have been drawn in Group D which contains last year’s overall winners, Ellerslie, as well as the youth team from ISPS Handa Chatham Cup winners Birkenhead United.
The other remaining group members are Auckland clubs Forest Hill Miford and Fencibles United, and leading Wellington outfit Petone.
The draw will provide a true test for Cambridge who won promotion to the main draw after winning the 2017 Satellite Tournament.
Cambridge will be co-coached at this year’s tournament by Reds’ head coach Paul Richardson and Bradley Rea who is a first team player and coaches with the Ricki Herbert Football Academy.
Saturday October 20, 2018
11am: Cambridge v Petone
2pm: Cambridge v Ellerslie
5pm: Cambridge v Forrest Hill Milford
Sunday October 21, 2018
11am: Cambridge v Fencibles United
2pm: Cambridge v Birkenhead United
5pm: Quarter finals (Cambridge required to finish in top two of group to qualify)
Monday October 22, 2018
The tournament will be staged at Park Island, Napier (pictured) and the final played at neighbouring Bluewater Stadium.