Six Cambridge FC senior teams will play at John Kerkhof Park this weekend, providing the club with one of its busiest weekends of the 2021 season.
The Reds will play a double header derby in the Lotto NRFL second division with the visit of Claudelands Rovers, while the Waikato senior competitions get underway.
Our women’s team and the two WaiBOP Federation youth teams begin their seasons on Sunday.
Here’s how the weekend shapes up:
Lotto NRFL second division
The Reds will host Claudelands Rovers with both teams eager to kick clear of the lower end of the division.
The clubs’ U-23 sides will play at 12.30pm, followed by the first teams who will kick off at 3pm.
Cambridge are the early leaders in the competition after two wins from two games but they head to Hamilton Wanderers who also have a 100% record so far.
Whichever side wins can expect to become early favourites to take the championship title.
The match starts at 12.30pm.
Waikato Division 1
The Chris Petropoulos-coached side performed well in last year’s second division and will look to build on that form in the highest tier of local competition.
Opening fixture is a 2.45pm home game against Claudelands Rovers.
Waikato Division 4
The team traditionally known as Cambridge D2s have moved from last year’s fifth division to play in Division 4 this term, and go into the competition with an unbeaten pre-season campaign. All indicators are there to suggest the team has built on its improvement last year, and will be competitive at this level.
They get their chance to show that in an opening match at Claudelands Rovers’ Galloway Park (2.45pm).
The newly-formed Waikato Over-35s competition brings together Cambridge’s two teams as they start their season in the most local of local derbies.
Technically, it’s a home game for Cambridge (2) as they host Cambridge (D1s) at John Kerkhof Park (12.30pm).
Sunday: Waikato women’s Division 2
Cambridge finished runners-up in this competition last year and they start their season at home on Sunday, against Northern United (11am).
Sunday: WaiBOP Y-League
Cambridge U-15s host Tauranga City in their first game of the season (1pm), at John Kerkhof Park.
Earlier, at 11am, Cambridge’s U-13s play Hamilton Wanderers at John Kerkhof Park.
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.