Cambridge Football Club Juniors

U12 Federation Junior League

U12 Federation Junior League

Cambridge Football Club have received confirmation that they have gained entry into the WaiBOP U12 Junior Federation League.

This league is played on Sundays, and will entail two weekly trainings and one game on Sunday. Games will be played throughout the WaiBOP Region - Waikato, Tauranga, Rotorua and Taupo. It is the recommendation of NZ Football and WaiBOP Football that players only play one game a week.

Training and Trials

The U12 Federation Junior team will be run as part of the Cambridge FC Youth Academy, delivered by the Ricki Herbert Football Academy.

Trainings will be twice a week for one hour, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4pm and 6pm (specific time to be confirmed). The team trainings will be taken by a suitably qualified coach provided by the Ricki Herbert Football Academy.

Academy costs will be $180 per term, ($10 per session), payable at the commencement of the term. The options for Term 4 will be developed during the year in association with the coaches, parents and players.

The Club subscription fees for the Federation Junior League team will be $150 for the 2018 season (payable in addition to the Academy training fees).

U12 Federation Junior Team Trials
Evaluation/Trial sessions:
Tuesday 6th February (to be confirmed)
Tuesday 13th February
Tuesday 20th February
Tuesday 27th February
Time: 4.30pm
Trialling players will need to attend at least three of these sessions.

The team will be advised by Friday 2nd March, with Academy training commencing twice per week from Tuesday 6th March. The first game of the season is Sunday 8 April. We understand that training days/times may clash with summer sports commitments in Term 1, so if you have any concerns please speak with the coaches, so we can accommodate your child.

There will also be Cambridge FC Player Development programme training available to those players not selected for the Federation team. This will be on Mondays during term times.

This league replaces the Waikato Skill Centre, as a general guideline players trialling for this team should have played in the first or second 11th grade team for Cambridge FC last year, or similar at another club.

There will still be a Waikato Junior 12th grade league played on Saturdays, as previously, which Cambridge FC will be entering teams into.

If you have any further questions, please email