Onerahi land double cup victory — and the season’s not even started yet!

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Supporters of Whangarei’s Onerahi FC are celebrating a double cup success in April, even though their 2022 has not officially started.

Their success follows victories by their men’s and women’s teams in the grand finals of regional knockout competitions held over from last season because of COVID-related restrictions.

The men’s team beat Kerikeri 3-2 to win the Stafford Choat 2021 final at Semenoff Stadium on Saturday April 2, 2022.

Goalscorers were Mitchell Hanmore, Jake Boom and Jackson West.

Main photo: Onerahi celebrate winning the sought-after Stafford Choat Cup. Image: Onerahi FC.

Onerahi … won the women’s final 6-1. Image: Onerahi FC.

In the women’s knockout final played at Semenoff Stadium on Sunday April 3, Onerahi beat Mad Hatters Stonehaven 6-1.

Finals weekend in Northland draws enthusiastic crowds as local clubs fight out a series of grand finals, plate finals and bowl finals.

In the men’s competition, Kaikohe beat Mad Hatters Black 9-3 in the plate final while the bowls final between Mad Hatters Green and Kamo was postponed due to COVID.

The women’s plate was awarded to Kamo after finalists Beam Bay defaulted.

Simenoff Stadium … excellent venue for the finals weekend.

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