Ricki Herbert: ‘Good luck to all Cambridge players for the season ahead’

Cambridge FC’s Technical Director, Ricki Herbert, says the club is poised for a memorable season and he’s looking forward to seeing players enjoy the fruits of the club’s hard work.

“Since becoming part of the club, I’ve seen high levels of commitment at all levels within the club that is building coaching programmes to support all our players, from our youngest juniors to our top teams,” the former All Whites coach and player said.

Herbert, who heads the club’s football technical committee, said he joined all those at the club in their support of men’s head coach Paul Richardson, reserves coach Mike Taylor and all the players involved in this weekend’s Northern League season opener between Cambridge and Franklin United.

“We all look forward to the end of pre-season and I’m sure the Reds will want to start the competition season with positive results.”

The Reds play a double header at Franklin’s Dury ground on Saturday while Cambridge’s third team kicks off its WaiBOP Championship season at Waikato Unicol.

“After that, there’s only a week to go before the rest of our men’s teams and our women’s team get their seasons underway,” Herbert said.

“Our federation junior and youth league teams then start their competitions and by early May, all our junior players will be out there every Saturday.

“It’s a great time of the year for football and I want to wish every player, at every level, a good season.”

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