This Saturday afternoon sees the Domain hosting a Matamata Swifts versus Ngongotaha AFC double header.

Click here for a link to the digital copy of this week’s match day magazine. Pick up your hard copy at the Domain tomorrow.

Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts welcome a Ngongotaha side that is flying near the top of the WaiBOP Premiership table. Ngongotaha still sit in second but are within reach of Cambridge at the top. They’re five points behind with two games in hand, so the title is effectively theirs to lose. We have a decent record against Ngongie at the Domain, however, having beaten them here in the last two seasons. It’ll be a fascinating watch. Kick-off is at 2.45pm.

Our Richardson Racing Stables Swifts Reserves face an entirely different challenge, with Ngongie reserves sitting at the foot of the Championship table. The reserves have won their last two home matches, and pushed promotion chasing West Hamilton all the way last weekend, so will be looking for another result in this match. Kick-off is at 12.30pm.

On Sunday, the Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies face Cambridge opposition for the second week in a row. After last Sunday’s narrow defeat to Cambridge Red in the Waikato Cup, the ladies travel to play Cambridge White in the Waikato Plate. We won the Plate in 2013 and also beat Cambridge White 5-0 earlier in the season. A win will see the ladies through to the semi-finals. The match kicks off at 11am at John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge.

Our 8th to Open Grade junior teams begin their Championship leagues this weekend. You can click here to find all the draws for these teams. Two of our teams – the Open grade Hornets and the 10th grade Dragons – have made Division 1 of their respective age groups. We wish them, along with all our junior teams, all the best in their hunt for silverware.

The Swifts Mini-Kickers programme is also back underway for term 3. This programme runs through until the end of August. Click here for more information.