Veteran players to contest one-day tournament for Over-40s

Cambridge will host a tournament for six teams of players aged 40+ next Saturday (October 10).

It’s the first such tournament held at John Kerkhof Park, aimed at giving over 40s the chance to combine football with off-the-pitch camaraderie.

Participating teams are:

Northland: Whangarei Mad Hatters

Auckland: Bay Olympic, Takapuna, East Coast Bays, East Coast Bays Foreign Legion

Waikato: Cambridge

The tournament starts at 10am and each game will be 2 x 15 min halves, with five-minute half-time breaks.

Games are 11-a-side with rolling subs from squads of up to 18 players.

Two groups of three will be decided in round-robin fashion, with three points for a win and a point for a draw. If teams are even on points, group placings will be decided by goal difference, then most goals scored, who beat who and if teams are still tied, by toss of a coin.

Pool A

Bay Olympic, Takapuna, East Coast Bays

10am: Bay Olympic v Takapuna

10.45am: East Coast Bays v Bay Olympic

11.30am: East Coast Bays v Takapuna

Pool B

Cambridge, East Coast Bays Foreign Legion, Whangarei Mad Hatters

10am: Cambridge v ECB Foreign Legion

10.45am: Cambridge v Mad Hatters

11.30am: ECB Foreign Legion v Mad Hatters


From 12.15pm-1pm

Round 4 (cross over)

1pm: East Coast Bays v Mad Hatters

1pm: Bay Olympic v ECB Foreign Legion

1pm: Takapuna v Cambridge


2pm: Semi 1 – Seed 1 v Seed 4

2pm: Semi 2 – Seed 2 v Seed 3

2pm: Seed 5 v Seed 6 (optional)

Play-off for 3rd/4th

3.15pm: Runners-up Semi 1 v Runners-up Semi 2


4pm: Winners Semi 1 v Winners Semi 2


6pm: Prizegiving

6.30pm: End-of-tournament meal


Contact tracing

Our club provides a choice of contact tracing systems – you can use either or both:

Scan the QR code poster for the government’s contact tracing app.

Log in to the web-based iDMe system used by NZ Football and clubs throughout the country.

To use the iDMe contact tracing system, in line with New Zealand Football guidelines for helping combat the risk of infection from COVID-19, we ask 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.

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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 car park spaces marked reserved as these will be used by volunteers needing to work in our clubrooms (including caterers, bar, committee members). Thanks.

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