Two Cambridge players have been named in the Waikato Rapids squad to play in the 2019 Men’s Futsal SuperLeague.
Goalkeeper Patrick Steele – who has represented New Zealand at age group level in futsal – and Reds midfielder Levi Clark will take part in the two-month competition.
Cambridge supporter Nicole Mills has also been appointed team manager for the Rapids.
WaiBOP’s futsal team has been re-branded as the Waikato Rapids specially for the new season.
Patrick Steele, Jonathan Tobias, Raukawa Raynel, Aidan Robson, Meshach Humby, Ethan Martin, Levi Clark, Logan Wisnewski, Kyle Wisnewski, Maxwell Ericksen, Jordi Ditfort, Jacob Robb, Federico Marquez, Brayden Lissington, Aaron Scott, Shaun Morgan, Joshua Hendricks, Alexis Varela, Nicholas Lowther, Casey Sharplin, Conor Jamieson, Griffin Taylor.
Coach: Sam Masterson
Assistant Coach: Brayden Lissington
Physio: Elly Tobias
Manager: Nicole Mills
Home Series: Trustpower Arena, Tauranga (Sep 28/29)
Sep 28 | 6pm – Surge v Rapids
Sep 29 | 9am – Rapids v Surge
Northern Travel Series: The Peak, Rototuna, Hamilton (Oct 5/6)
Oct 5 | 11am – Rapids v Northern Comets
Oct 5 | 12.30pm – Surge v Auckland
Oct 5 | 3.30pm – Auckland v Rapids
Oct 5 | 5pm – Northern Comets v Surge
Oct 6 | 9am – Rapids v Auckland
Oct 6 | 10.30am – Surge v Northern Comets
Oct 6 | 1.30pm – Northern Comets v Rapids
Oct 6 | 3pm – Auckland v Surge
National Series 1: Bruce Pulman Arena, Auckland (Nov 9/10)
Nov 9 | 10.30am – Rapids v Canterbury United
Nov 9 | 12pm – Surge v Central
Nov 9 | 3pm – Rapids v Capital
Nov 9 | 7.30pm – Surge v Capital
Nov 10 | 8am – Rapids v Central
Nov 10 | 8am – Surge v Southern United
Nov 10 | 12.30pm – Rapids v Southern United
Nov 10 | 2pm – Surge v Canterbury United
National Series 2: ASB Sports Centre, Wellington (Nov 22-24)
Nov 22 | 12.30pm – Central v Surge
Nov 22 | 2pm – Canterbury United v Rapids
Nov 22 | 5pm – Southern United v Surge
Nov 22 | 8pm – Central v Waikato
Nov 23 | 10am – Capital v Surge
Nov 23 | 1pm – Southern United v Rapids
Nov 23 | 4pm – Canterbury United v Surge
Nov 23 | 5.30pm – Capital v Rapids
Nov 24 | Semi-finals and Final
About the Rapids
WaiBOP’s Communications Manager, Dwayne Barlow, says the new brand name is a good fit for the region.
“Waikato Rapids ties in nicely with the Waikato River, the region’s major geographical feature. It also implies sharp, quick, aggressive movement – perfect for futsal. We’ve worked in a stylised horse motif as well, which is not only a nod to the area’s thoroughbred industry but also a subtle Lord of the Rings reference.”