PREVIEW: Phoenix make history with Friday night debut in Kate Sheppard Cup

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The Wellington Phoenix Reserves will play their first-ever Kate Sheppard Cup tie on Friday night when their match against Wellington United kicks off the competition’s first round.

The sides meet at Newtown Park at 7pm.

A change of competition rules has allowed the Phoenix to enter the Kate Sheppard Cup and the Chatham Cup for the first time, providing the club doesn’t field players who have professional status.

In Christchurch, Selwyn United and Cashmere Technical also play under Friday night lights in a first round tie.

The rest of the round will be played over Saturday and Sunday, while a dozen clubs have byes.


Games to be played on Friday May 10, 2023

Wellington United v Wellington Phoenix Reserves
Newtown Park, Wellington, 7pm

Selwyn United v Cashmere Technical
Foster Park, Rolleston, 7.30pm

Games to be played on Saturday May 11, 2024

Waterside Karori v Brooklyn Northern United
Karori Park, Karori, 11.30am

Northern v Roslyn Wakari
Caledonian Ground, Dunedin, 12pm

Green Island v Otago University
Sunnyvale Park, Green Island, 12pm

Dunedin City Royals v Thistle
Tahuna Park, Dunedin, 12.30pm

Queens Park v Grants Braes
ILT Football Turf, Invercargill, 12.30pm

Moturoa v Palmerston North Marist
Onuku Taipari Domain, New Plymouth, 1pm

FC Nelson v Nelson Suburbs
Guppy Park, Nelson, 2pm

Halswell United v Waimakariri United
Halswell Domain, Halswell, 2pm

Coastal Spirit v UC Football
English Park, Christchurch, 2pm

Papakura City v Birkenhead United
McLennan Park, Papakura, 6pm

Games to be played on Sunday May 12, 2024

Miramar Rangers v Victoria University
David Farrington Park, Miramar, 11am

Uni-Mount Bohemian v Greenhithe
Bill McKinlay Park, Mt Wellington, 1pm

Waikato Unicol v Onehunga Mangere United
Waikato University, Hamilton, 1pm

Tauranga Blue Rovers v Cambridge
Pemberton Park, Greerton, 1pm

Lakes v Tauranga Moana
Tamarahi Reserve, Ngongotaha, 1pm

Te Kotahitanga v North Wellington
Mazengarb Park, Paraparaumu, 1pm

Northland v Franklin United
Trigg Arena, Whangarei, 1.30pm

Island Bay United v Upper Hutt City
Wakefield Park, Island Bay, 2pm


The following clubs receive byes in the first round:

Northern region: Onehunga Sports, Northern Rovers, Auckland United, West Coast Rangers, Eastern Suburbs, Western Springs, Fencibles United, Hibiscus Coast, Ellerslie, Hamilton Wanderers.

Central region: Seatoun, Petone.

Southern region: No byes.

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

Weekend of July 5-7, 2024

Weekend of August 16-18, 2024

Sunday September 8, 2024

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