First round draw made for 2022 Kate Sheppard Cup

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Four Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League clubs will need to overcome lower-ranked teams to progress past the first round of this year’s Kate Sheppard Cup.

They are:

  • Tauranga City who need to beat past cup winners Claudelands Rovers.
  • Northern Rovers who will travel to NRF Championship side Fencibles United.
  • Ellerslie who will host Bay of Plenty side Papamoa.
  • West Coast Rangers who face Northland side Onerahi.

The remaining four WPL teams — Eastern Suburbs, Western Springs, Hamilton Wanderers, Auckland United — all get byes to the second round.

Main photo: Wellington United players celebrate winning the 2021 Kate Sheppard Cup at North Harbour Stadium.

Ties will be played over the weekend of May 14-15, 2022.

Northern region

Lakes FC v Otumoetai
Tauranga City v Claudelands Rovers
Melville United v Onehunga Sports
Takapuna v Manukau United
Beachlands Maraetai v Cambridge
Fencibles United v Northern Rovers
Waikato Unicol v Manurewa
Greenhithe v Franklin United
Ellerslie v Papamoa
Waiuku v Hibiscus Coast
West Coast Rangers v Onerahi
North Shore United v Birkenhead United

Central/Capital region

Kapiti Coast United v Brooklyn Northern United
Petone v Miramar Rangers

Mainland region

Nelson Suburbs v Richmond Athletic
University of Canterbury v Coastal Spirit
Nomads United v FC Twenty 11
Christchurch United v Cashmere Technical

Southern region

Otago University v Queenstown
Dunedin City Royals v Green Island
Northern AFC v Roslyn Wakari

Byes

Palmerston North Marist, Mosgiel, Waterside Karori, Seatoun, Victoria University of Wellington, New Plymouth Rangers, Wellington United, Eastern Suburbs, Western Springs, Hamilton Wanderers, Auckland United.

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