What’s in store for spectators this weekend

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Home supporters can get behind our title-chasing WaiBOP Championship team this weekend as they face Hamilton Wanderers at John Kerkhof Park.

Here’s what’s in store for Cambridge supporters this weekend (July 25-26):

Lotto NRFL second division

The Reds head to Auckland again this weekend where they meet Fencibles United in the Northern League (3pm kick off).

The reserves kick off at 12.30pm.

Here’s how travelling supporters can find the ground:

WaiBOP Championship

Cambridge host 10th-placed Hamilton Wanderers at John Kerkhof Park, starting at 2.45pm.

A win will keep Cambridge in touch with Taupo, Claudelands Rovers and Whakatane Town, the leading bunch in a competitive division this year.

Waikato Senior Men’s

In Waikato Division 2, title contenders Cambridge head to Porritt Stadium for a midday game against league leaders Hamilton Wanderers.

The division is turning into a three-horse race and a win by Cambridge will take the side into second spot, or better.

In Waikato Division 5, Cambridge supporters get the chance to see the most local of local derbies when the club’s D1 and D2 teams meeting at John Kerkhof Park (12.30pm).

Some of the past games between these sides have become the stuff legends are made of, and there’ll be no shortage of post-match debate after this score is settled.

Both teams have struggled for competition points this season with only one win (to the D1s) between the two teams.

They fill two of the bottom three places in the division – the winner will wake up Sunday higher up the ladder and in charge of bragging rights.

Click here to relive memories of D1 v D2 encounters from the past >>>>


Junior football returns on Saturday after a two-week break due to school holidays.

Click here for the junior draw >>>>

Sunday – Women’s Waikato Division 2

Cambridge have the chance to take the lead in the competition when they travel to meet leaders Te Awamutu (11am).

The young Cambridge side has been progressively improving and go into the match with two big wins (6-0 and 5-0) followed by last weekend’s bye.

Sunday – Youth teams

Our U-14s host Otumoetai (11am) in the WaiBOP Federation Y-League. Cambridge are currently second in the competition while the visitors are mid-table.

Our U-12s are at home to Claudelands Rovers (10am) in the WaiBOP Federation J-League.

Both sides have been playing attractive football and our club’s Technical Director Ricki Herbert says spectators will enjoy the styles of football on display.

“We’re getting really positive feedback about the way these teams play – the boys are getting better all the time,” he says.


Contact tracing

Our club uses the iDMe contact tracing system in line with New Zealand Football guidelines for helping to combat the risk of infection from COVID-19. We ask all our members, players and visitors – including those from visiting clubs – to manually log-in using our unique venue code for John Kerkhof Park which is P-E-S-F-D.

If using our pitch at the Cambridge Athletics Ground, key in the code S-C-E-C-W.

Click here to learn how to use iDMe >>>>

Notice to visitors

Please be aware our grounds and clubrooms are 100% smoke-free and council bylaws forbid visitors from bringing dogs to our grounds.

We ask visitors to not park in the carpark spaces marked reserved as these will be used by volunteers needing to work in our clubrooms (including caterers, bar, committee members). Thanks.

Click here for more information about our grounds.