PREVIEW: 2024 Chatham Cup gets underway with ANZAC Day fixtures

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For 46 teams, the dream of a giant-killing Chatham Cup run starts on ANZAC Day when the competition’s preliminary round gets underway.

The round takes place over five days, with a floodlit game between Canterbury’s High School Old Boys and Halswell United completing the fixtures on Monday.

Most of the ties kick off at 2pm, allowing for extra time and penalties, if needed, before the loss of natural light.

Here are the preliminary round ties:


Games to be played on Thursday April 25, 2024

AFC Bohemian Celtic v West Hamilton United
Michaels Ave Reserve, Ellerslie, 2pm

Northern United v Uni-Mount Bohemian AFC
Korikori Park, Hamilton, 2pm

Pukekohe v Matamata Swifts
Bleidsloe Park, Pukekohe, 2pm

Otorohanga v Colo Boys
Otorohanga Domain, Otorohanga, 2pm

Mangere United v South Auckland Rangers
Mangere Centre Park, Mangere, 4pm

Upper Hutt City v Lower Hutt City
MaidstonePark, Upper Hutt, 2pm

Paekakariki v Wainuiomata
Campbell Park, Paekakariki, 2pm

Stokes Valley v Carterton
Fraser Park, Lower Hutt, 3pm

Greytown v Naenae
Soldiers Memorial Park, Greytown, 2pm

Victoria University v Douglas Villa
Boyd Wilson Park, Wellington, 2pm

Wellington Marist v Seatoun
Kilbirnie Park, Wellington, 2pm

Te Kotahitanga v Tawa
Mazengarb Park, Paraparaumu, 2pm

Wellington United v Brooklyn Northern United
Newtown Park, Wellington, 2pm

Games to be played on Saturday April 27, 2024

Tikipunga v Papatoetoe
Tikipunga Park, Tikipunga, 2pm

Whanganui Athletic v Palmerston North United
Wembley Park, Whanganui, 2pm

New Plymouth Rangers v Havelock North Wanderers
Merrilands Domain, New Plymouth, 3pm

FC Nelson v Motueka
Guppy Park, Nelson, 2.45pm

Mapua Rangers v Richmond
Mapua Domain, Mapua, 2pm

Western v St Albans Shirley
Walter Park, Mairehau, Christchurch, 2pm

Parklands United v Burwood
Parklands Reserve, Parklands, Christchurch, 2pm

Games to be played on Sunday April 28, 2024

Sperm Whales v University of Auckland
Seymour Park, Royal Oak, 2pm

Waimakariki United v Oxford
Kendall Park, Kaiapoi, 2.30pm

Game to be played on Monday April 29, 2024

High School Old Boys v Halswell United
Kakaha Park, Prebbleton, 7pm

Key dates

First round
Weekend of May 10-13, 2024

Second round
Weekend of May 31-June 2, 2024

Third round
Weekend of June 14-16, 2024

Fourth round
Weekend of July 5-7, 2024

Weekend of July 26-28, 2024

Weekend of August 16-18, 2024

Sunday September 8, 2024

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