In the summer of 2014-15, Cambridge was in the grip of a drought. The Waipa District Council was forced to implement a sprinkler ban and no exceptions were to be made.
Our club faced the problem of hosting ASB Premiership games for WaiBOP United on a pitch that was rapidly turning brown.
But our community came to our aid.
The local fire brigade decided it was time to carry out a hose practice, using water from the Waikato Rivers. As part of their exercise – carried out at John Kerkhof Park – more than 65,000 litres of river water was sprayed on our pitch.
Meanwhile, companies Marley, Bailey Tanks and RD1 combined their efforts to provide our club with a 15,000-litre water tank and a pitch irrigation system which can be moved to water problem areas.
To all of those who came to our aid, thanks.