Reds win football tourney

Cambridge Football Club’s women players during the preseason tournament at John Kerkhof Park in Cambridge. Back row, from left Mel Chambers (physio), Nigel MacIntosh, Hannah Jordan, Hilary Eyres, Wiki Jacobs, Aitana Arreseigor, Caitlin Varcoe, Leydi Florez, Paris LeGros, Georgia Jones, Tahlia Hansen, Ashlee Conder, Auryn Maroney, Karin Ingram, Elli Wichman, Leianne Nordstrom, Mackenzie Caddy, Chynelle Tuhi, Emma Oliver, Zoe Houlton, Sarah McKnight, Mariela Robeldo, Tony Pereira.
Front row, from left Olivia Milne, Elliot de Nys-Farrell, Gemma Martin, Sophee Rapson-Jones, Gabby Soledad Montorfano, Georgia Bellamy-Hill, Aimee Archibald, Nikau Jacobs, Gen Churton, Summer Gunn, Rachel and Leo Hill, Steph Upton, Emma Cross, Lydia Proffit, April Haines, Loryn Orr, Selina Oliver.

Cambridge Football Club fielded two teams in the women’s preseason tournament on Sunday and showed its player strength by winning the event.

The tournament was open to clubs fielding teams in Waikato divisions one and two, Bay of Plenty division one, high school first XIs and community leagues.

Twelve teams competed from Papamoa, Metro Auckland, Taupō, Mt Maunganui, Te Awamutu, Rotorua, Whakatane, Thames and Tauranga.

The 30-minute games saw each team play up to 150 minutes of football.

Cambridge Red won the Hilary Cup, for the second year in a row, while the Mt Maunganui College First XI was second. Taupō won the plate and Rotorua Lakes the bowl.

March is New Zealand Football’s Girls and Women’s Month held in advance of the Women’s World Cup which kicks off in Auckland on July 20 with the Football Ferns taking on Norway.

Women’s Grassroots Tournament

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