Cambridge Colts ready for third round of Power Farming Cup on Sunday

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Matamata’s Bedford Park will host the third round of games in the Power Farming Cup on Sunday (August 13), featuring the Cambridge Colts who include a number of Hautapu Sports players in their squads.

The tournament for young rugby players runs over four weekends.

On Sunday, Cambridge Colts will play the Matamata Bulls and the Eastern Eagles.

Main photo: The Cambridge Colts. Photo credit: Power Farming Cup Facebook page.

The Bulls include players from United Matamata Sports and Hinuera.

The Eagles draw their players from Hamilton Marist and Southwell.

What is the Power Farming Cup?

The official tournament website describes the competition like this:

“There’s more to rugby than just winning. It’s about being part of a team, supporting each other, learning to come back from defeat and taking pride in the progress. Playing rugby should be character-building — in the very best sense.

“That’s why we sponsor the Power Farming Cup, a rugby tournament for Waikato kids that awards points not only for tries, conversions and kicks, but for the sportsmanship of those on the field.

“Our referees will add their additional points before the conclusion of each game, making a great attitude on the pitch a crucial way to win.

“Ultimately, we want to make rugby a game that everyone can be proud to be a part of, whether you’re running with your teammates or supporting on the sides.

“The Power Farming Cup will kick off on 30th July 2023 for four consecutive Sundays.

“Games will be divided by player size, with under 45kg, and 45-60kg games and a new competition this year of 3 teams in an over 60kg division.

“They’re 40-minute games, with 10 minutes for half-time. Squads have a maximum of 22 players.”

The Cambridge Colts. Photo credit: Power Farming Cup Facebook page.

Useful information for visitors

The following information has been provided by host club United Matamata Sports:

  • Public parking on surrounding roads
  • Specific parking area south of grandstand marked for coaches and managers with equipment to unload. Entry will be manned but ask to keep clear for those that need it.
  • Entry points via main gate and off Rata Street
  • Weigh In area under grandstand
  • Coffee available at container in carpark
  • All other food and drinks available form clubrooms kitchen. No dirty boots please
  • Toilets – Portloos, under grandstand, rear of grandstand and clubrooms all marked on plan
  • Marquees to be between field 2 and field 3
  • Please use rubbish bins provided
  • Bar will be open from 2pm for refreshments.


Games to be played on Sunday August 13, 2023

Here are the start times for the U-45s, and the U-60s kick off with the same fixtures an hour later.

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