Cambridge hosts its final game of the national women’s football season this Sunday (December 8) when WaiBOP meet title contenders Northern Lights.
The match completes a series of six at John Kerkhof Park in the National Women’s League, giving spectators one last chance to see some of the best players in the country.
The game kicks off at 2pm, after a curtain-raiser in which the region’s best U-13 girls will play a warm-up game ahead of this year’s national age group tournament.
Northern Lights – who represent the region north of Auckland’s harbour bridge – have several up and coming players, including two newcomers to the Football Ferns in goalkeeper Lily Alfeld and defender Claudia Bunge.
The pair were chosen for the New Zealand squad to play China this year and have emerged as strong players in the NWL.
The home side will feature another Football Fern, Kate Loye, who at 26 is making a return to the NWL. WaiBOP will also include former Cambridge junior Grace Wisnewski who has played a prominent role in recent New Zealand U-17 and U-20 age group squads.
Meanwhile, Cambridge FC have announced the dates for this summer’s annual seven-a-side tournaments for men and women.
The club will hold its 10th annual Cambridge Sevens on Sunday February 16 (men) and Sunday March 15 (women).