Spectators have plenty of options for watching football in Cambridge this weekend.
Saturday – finals of schools knockouts
John Kerkhof Park will again host finals day for the Waikato Secondary Schools Football Association with a series of finals to be played on Saturday morning.
Cambridge FC hosted the finals last year and we welcome the schools and teams to make the 2019 finals.
The match timetable is:
St Paul’s Boys 1st XI v St Peter’s Boys 1st XI (Senior Boys Premier)
St Paul’s Girls 1st XI v Hillcrest Girls 2nd XI (Senior Girls Composite)
Hamilton Boys HS Year 11 Development v Hamilton Boys HS Copper (Senior Boys Composite A)
Sacred Heart 1st XI v Rotatuna Girls 1st XI (Senior Girls Premier)
St John’s Colts v Hamilton Boys HS 9A (Junior Boys Premier)
Matamata Junior Boys v HPC Black (Junior Boys Composite)
Hillcrest Rutherford v Huntly (Senior Boys Composite B)
Sunday – National Women’s League
Cambridge hosts its second NWL match of the season at noon on Sunday when Southern United fly in to take on WaiBOP United.
Southern won their opening game 6-0 in Dunedin last Sunday, with six separate players getting on the scoresheet against Central.
A young WaiBOP side battled well before succumbing 3-0 at John Kerkhof Park against an experienced Auckland squad.
Cambridge host four more NWL games after Sunday’s fixture:
WaiBOP v Canterbury United – Sunday October 6, 12pm
WaiBOP v Capital – Saturday October 26, 1.30pm
WaiBOP v Central – Sunday November 17, 2pm
WaiBOP v Northern Lights – Sunday December 8, 2pm
(Kick-off times vary to accommodate flight times for visiting teams).
Cambridge last hosted the WaiBOP team in 2017 and first held NWL matches in 2016.
Cambridge is also the training base for WaiBOP’s U-14 and U-16 Girls National Age Group squads, for the fourth year in succession, and will also be the base for an U-13 girls’ development squad.