Cambridge FC expects to go into the new junior football season with at least 38 teams from grades 6 to 13.
The big kick off is next Saturday, May 5, when our boys, girls and as many excited parents and caregivers will line up for action at our junior fields in Vogel St.
The pitches have been measured and line marked; coaches, managers and teams organised … all we need to do now is enjoy the season, says the club’s juniors co-ordinator Tim Bailey.
“We are all looking forward to kicking the season off next week and getting on the training pitches and football fields to have fun, score goals and make friends. Not necessarily in that order!” he says.
Here are some links to key information you might need ahead of the big kick off on May 5:
We’re holding an introductory session for parents/caregivers and coaches on Monday May 7 at our senior clubrooms.
Future Reds programme
The Ricki Herbert Football Academy is implementing our Future Reds programme this year.
It includes a Skills Centre which is invitation-only for the 9th-13th grades, and a Monday night player development programme open to all players in the 6th to 13th grades.
All these programmes start in the second week of the school term.
All parents and caregivers of players from the 6th grade and older should have been contacted by their coach/manager and grade co-ordinator by now unless that team does not have a coach.
If your son or daughter is in a team without a coach/manager please consider how you can help this year. We are putting in place lots of support to help those coaches who are new to football.
Former All Whites and Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert will be running monthly sessions to help new coaches – read about it here.
We have at least 38 teams and need plenty of assistance to run them.
To find out who your teams are playing, you can check for weekly draws by going to the ‘fixtures’ button on our menu at the top of this website.
Cambridge Football Club expects a high standard of behaviour by all players, coaches and parents and has developed a code of conduct which you can read about here. You can also acknowledge you’ve read it and sign to support it online.
We expect all players, parents/caregivers and coaches to sign up to this our codes before the start of the season.
If there are parents/businesses interested in sponsoring teams or the club, please email club sponsorships. We have various sponsorship packages available.
If there’s more you want to know, check out our guide to the junior and youth football season here.
Photo: coach Ricki Herbert works with young players at Cambridge FC