As the winter football season ends for Cambridge FC’s junior and youth team players, the club’s technical director Ricki Herbert says he believes hundreds of boys and girls have benefitted.
“Because of the pandemic, and the restrictions we’ve had to work with, it’s been a challenging season,” Herbert said.
“But when you look back at what’s been achieved, I think the club and all its players have done exceptionally well.”
The junior season started a fortnight late because the country was at alert level 3 but since then, football has been played every weekend.
“We lost a few training sessions due to the weather – that happens every year – but we were lucky to not lose a Saturday morning of football this year,” Herbert said.
The former All White player and coach said once again, the club’s junior and youth coaches and team managers had done a great job helping more than 420 registered players enjoy their football.
“We have some excellent volunteers at this club, and I want to also thank the families and caregivers who support the children in a positive way – it makes a huge difference to the players.”
Unfortunately, restrictions on gathering sizes have forced the cancellation of this year’s junior prizegiving event.
Now the winter season has ended, there are still opportunities for children to continue with their football. These include:
School holiday programme
The Ricki Herbert Football Academy will run a three-day holiday programme at John Kerkhof Park between Monday September 28 and Wednesday September 30.
Future Reds programme
Cambridge FC’s Future Reds programme continues till mid-December. The programme is run by the RHFA and registrations are open now for Term 4 (which begins mid-October).
Want to join our group of coaches?
If you want to know more about becoming a coach at our club, please email Cambridge FC’s Technical Director Ricki Herbert here.
- Ricki Herbert’s work with our coaches is made possible by the support of the Grassroots Trust.