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Preview – WaiBOP Utd v Waitakere UTD – ASBYL

The curtain comes down on our debut ASB Youth League season this Saturday when the Bay SportsMed WaiBOP United Youth Team hosts Waitakere United at the Matamata Domain.

A win for either side could push the victors into second place in the Northern Conference, although that would be dependant on Auckland United failing to win at lowly Wanderers SC. More important than that, however, will be the desire to finish the season on a positive note and nothing would do that better than a victory.

Much of what we’ve done this season has been a learning experience, both with the youth team and the 1st team. Overall, we’ve performed well in what has been a competitive youth league and that sets the franchise up well for future seasons.

WaiBOP United CEO, Peter Arndell, is pleased with how the youth team performed this season. “WaiBOP United’s administration and board would like to thank and congratulate the players and management for their efforts and dedication this summer,” said Arndell. “We’ve been impressed with how the team has gone about its work. A strong youth team is vital for the development of our franchise and we look forward to the flow of players moving from this year’s youth team into our 1st team in the future.”

WaiBOP United would also like to say a couple of thank yous. We’re immensely grateful to our sponsors – Bay SportsMed, Jet Creative and A&J Demolition for their support. Without them we’d struggle to present the side in the required manner. Also, thank you to the volunteers at Matamata Swifts for providing an excellent venue for three of our home games. Much like Cambridge with the 1st team, it’s the club volunteers who make these matches a success.

This Saturday’s match will be played at the Matamata Domain in Matamata. Kick-off is at 2pm.

Photo: Enzo Giordani from In The Back Of The Net.

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