Cambridge’s Northern League campaign gets underway this weekend while spectators will see plenty of home action at John Kerkhof Park.
Here’s what’s happening this weekend (June 20-21):
The Reds travel to Hamilton’s Galloway Park for a double header against local rivals Claudelands Rovers.
With pre-season disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not been possible to gauge the form of either club so the matches will provide an early indicator of second division Lotto NRFL strength for our men’s first team and the reserves.
The reserves play the curtain-raiser at 12.30pm; the main game starts at 3pm.
Cambridge are at home for the first time this season, hosting Whakatane Town in a match that starts at John Kerkhof Park at 2.45pm.
Both sides won their opening games – Cambridge beat Claudelands Rovers 4-1 while Whakatane beat Te Puke United 2-0 – so this should give an opportunity for both sides to join the early competition leaders.
Waikato Senior Men’s
In the Waikato Division 2, the Chris Petropoulos-coached Cambridge side will be itching to show last week’s 11-2 win against Waikato Unicol wasn’t a freak result.
They face Claudelands Rovers Vets in a 12.30pm game at John Kerkhof Park.
In Waikato Division 5, Cambridge’s D2 team hosts Tokoroa Rezzienation in 12.30pm fixture at John Kerkhof Park.
Tokoroa come to our club for a second Saturday in a row, having drawn 6-6 last week against Cambridge D1s.
The D1s travel to West Hamilton United to play their Floppy Noodles team, kicking off at 12.30pm.
Both Cambridge division 5 teams are looking for their first wins of the season, having drawn their opening encounters.
Sunday – Women’s Waikato Division 2
Cambridge play Te Awamutu Pink Ladies at John Kerkhof Park (11am kick off).
Jamie McKean’s side will be looking for their second win, having beaten Thames 2-1 last Sunday. Te Awamatu lost their opener 4-0 at home to Huntly Thistle.
Sunday – Youth teams
Cambridge’s U-14 team play their third fixture of the season when they play their first home fixture in the WaiBOP Federation Y-League. They meet Northern United in a game that starts at 11am.
The U-14s seek their second win of the season while United have lost both their games so far.
The U-12 team travels to Hamilton’s Gower Park for a 10am match against Melville United, looking to keep their unbeaten start to the WaiBOP Federation J-League season.
Our club uses the iDMe contact tracing system in line with New Zealand Football guidelines for helping to combat the risk of infection from COVID-19. We ask all our members, players and visitors – including those from visiting clubs – to manually log-in using our unique venue code for John Kerkhof Park which is P-E-S-F-D.
If using our pitch at the Cambridge Athletics Ground, key in the code S-C-E-C-W.
Notice to visitors
Please be aware our grounds and clubrooms are 100% smoke-free and council bylaws forbid visitors from bringing dogs to our grounds.
We ask visitors to not park in the carpark spaces marked reserved as these will be used by volunteers needing to work in our clubrooms (including caterers, bar, committee members). Thanks.