U-19s to face big guns at national youth tournament in Napier

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After their success at last year’s Satellite Tournament, Cambridge’s U-19 face some of the country’s biggest clubs in the main draw at this month’s national youth tournament in Napier.

Cambridge have been drawn in Group D which contains last year’s overall winners, Ellerslie, as well as the youth team from ISPS Handa Chatham Cup winners Birkenhead United.

The other remaining group members are Auckland clubs Forest Hill Miford and Fencibles United, and leading Wellington outfit Petone.

The draw will provide a true test for Cambridge who won promotion to the main draw after winning the 2017 Satellite Tournament.

Click here for details of last year’s successful tournament campaign

Cambridge will be co-coached at this year’s tournament by Reds’ head coach Paul Richardson and Bradley Rea who is a first team player and coaches with the Ricki Herbert Football Academy.

Tournament draw

Saturday October 20, 2018

11am: Cambridge v Petone

2pm: Cambridge v Ellerslie

5pm: Cambridge v Forrest Hill Milford

Sunday October 21, 2018

11am: Cambridge v Fencibles United

2pm: Cambridge v Birkenhead United

5pm: Quarter finals (Cambridge required to finish in top two of group to qualify)

Monday October 22, 2018

9am: Semi-finals

12.30pm: Final


The tournament will be staged at Park Island, Napier (pictured) and the final played at neighbouring Bluewater Stadium.

How to get there