Two Cambridge teams are in action this weekend as senior men’s football starts to get underway for the 2021 winter season.
The Reds head to Auckland for their opening round of Northern League while home spectators get the chance to see Cambridge host Tauranga Old Blues at John Kerkhof Park.
Cambridge FC’s Technical Director Ricki Herbert (pictured) says he’s confident the club goes into the new season with a set of coaches and team managers all looking to help their teams perform to the best of their potential.
“I want to thank the coaches and players who have worked so hard in pre-season and who have been so patient over the past year when COVID has disrupted our ability to train and play as we would like.
“I wish all the teams the best of success for the season ahead – and go the Reds!”
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The Reds open their 2021 season with a trip to Auckland where they will play Oratia United at Parr’s Park in West Auckland.
The U-23 reserves kick off at 12.30pm and the first teams start at 3pm.
How to get there
First team: 1. Fraser Nicholls, 2. Tevin Luther Smith, 3. Blair Pennell, 4. Jasom Khatkar, 5. Davy Smith, 6. Bradley Rea, 7. Kieran Hill, 8. Daniel Clarkin, 9. Marc Glenister, 10. Jamie Woodlock (c), 11. Ewan Bussey,12. Tom O’Leary, 13. Fabbian Munoz, 14. Josh Nooyen, 16. Michael Cosgrove,17. Aston Hurd , 18. Oliver Haultain, 20. Thomas Purves, 22. Faseel Aqil RGK. Head coach: Paul Richardson, assistant coach: Bradley Rea, goalkeeper coach: Kim Brierley, team manager: Nicola Brierley.
U-23 squad: 1. Faseel Aqil, 2. Jack Sicklemore, 3. Thomas Purves, 4. Oliver Haultain, 5. Willem Dikmans, 6. Jack Dixon, 7. Morgan Montrose, 8. Tevin Luther Smith, 9. William Jackson, 10. Ben Dixon, 11. Fabbian Munoz, 12. Colin Coster, 13. Matt Kovak, 14. James Wilkinson, 15. Joseph Koh, 16. Franco Rigourd, 17. Aston Hurd, 18. Zander Pringle, 22. Wade Vincent RGK. Player-coach: Colin Coster.
On Saturday, Cambridge open their season when they host Tauranga Old Blues in the WaiBOP Championship (2.45pm).
Championship squad: 1. Jan Henk Bertelink, 2. Matt Weatherhead, 4, Joshua Dagnall, 5 Daniel Morris, 6 Sam Garmonsway, 8. Haydn Roil, 9. Ryan Ashby, 10. Adam Brady, 11. Jordan Silvester, 12. Luke Ashby, 13. Shaun Richardson, 14. Tom Woutersen, 15. Danny Moore, 16. Aaron Jenkins. Coach: Steve Thomas.
Cambridge’s other senior teams and federation youth sides begin their seasons in April. Click here for details >>>>
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.
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.