Fixture details confirmed in cups

Fans of the country’s top domestic cup competitions can now make plans for their viewing pleasure after confirmation of the fixture details for the opening rounds of both the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup and Football Foundation Kate Sheppard Cup.

The 91st edition of the Chatham Cup – one of the oldest and most prestigious trophies in New Zealand sport – will kick off on Anzac Day with a large number of ties all over the country while the preliminary round will wrap up with another batch of clashes on Saturday 28 April.

The Kate Sheppard Cup – newly re-branded from the previous Women’s Knockout Cup – will get underway soon after with round one on the weekend of May 12-13.

The final of both competitions will be held on September 9 at QBE Stadium in Auckland.

The fixture details for the opening rounds are as per below.

ISPS Handa Chatham Cup Preliminary Round

Wednesday 25 April

Auckland Wanderers vs Te Awamutu, 11am, Michaels Ave Reserve 2
Bohemian Celtic vs Onerahi, 12pm, Bill McKinlay Park
North End vs Gisborne Thistle, 1pm, Memorial Park (Palmerston North)
Glen Eden United vs Clendon United, 2pm, Parrs Park (Football Turf)
Papamoa vs Tuakau, 2pm, Gordon Spratt Reserve
Ranui Swanson vs Internationale, 2pm, Starling Park
West Hamilton United vs Papatoetoe United, 2pm, Weka Street
Lynn-Avon United vs Kaeo-Inter, 2pm, Ken Maunder Park
Kiwi True Blues vs Otumoetai, 2pm, Michaels Ave Reserve 3
University of Auckland vs West Auckland, 2pm, Cox’s Bay Reserve
Kerikeri vs Greenhithe, 2pm, Baysport Waipapa
Wanganui Athletic vs New Plymouth Rangers, 2pm, Wembley Park
Richmond Athletic vs FC Nelson, 2pm, Jubilee Park
St Albans Shirley vs Western, 2pm, English Park
Parklands United vs Christchurch United, 2pm, Parklands Reserve
Mornington vs Gore Wanderers, 2pm, Kensington Oval
University-Mt Wellington vs Kawerau, 3.30pm, Bill McKinlay Park

Saturday 28 April

Northern Wairoa vs Waiuku, 12.30pm, Memorial Park (Dargaville)
Navy vs Auckland Volcanoes, 1pm, Naval Sports Complex
Plains Rangers vs HNK Auckland, 2pm, Awakeri Sports Field
Air Force vs Warkworth, 2pm, Whenuapai Air Base Oval
Waikato Unicol vs Tokoroa, 2pm, Jansen Park
Matamata Swifts vs Ngaruawahia United, 2pm, Matamata Domain
Taupo vs Otorohanga, 2pm, Crown Park
Burnham vs Waimakariri United, 2.30pm, Coronation Park
Thistle (Invercargill) vs Melchester Rovers, 3pm, ILT Football Turf

Football Foundation Kate Sheppard Cup Round One

Saturday 12 May

Cashmere Technical vs Waimakariri United, 12pm, Garrick Memorial Park
Petone vs Waterside Karori, 1pm, Memorial Park (Petone)
Victoria University vs Brooklyn Northern United, 1pm, Boyd Wilson Park
Kapiti Coast United vs Stop Out, 1pm, Weka Park
Roslyn Wakari vs Mosgiel, 2.45pm, Ellis Park

Sunday 13 May

Queenstown Rovers vs Green Island, 1pm, Queenstown Events Centre

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