It’s looking like a wet and wild weekend. Will all our scheduled fixtures be played?

The short answer is: no. All the Waikato Junior 8th to Open Grade football has already been cancelled. Click here for more on that.

Please note: at this stage our Junior Mini-Kickers programme will run as normal.

Will the other games survive? If they do, here’s what’s happening.

The Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts are set to travel to Waikato University to play Unicol. The University struggles with the weather so we’ll see how it goes. If the match is played, this is another opportunity for the Swifts to harvest more points. Unicol were one of the early season pace setters but have struggled with their fixture backlog. It would be great if we could send Andrew Clothier off to the USA with a positive result. The match is scheduled for Waikato University at 2.45pm on Saturday.

Our Richardson Racing Stables Swifts Reserves make the trek to face one of the promotion favourites, Kawerau Sports. The reserves have a good recent record, picking up results as well as pushing a couple of the higher-ranked teams close. This will be a proper test for our young side, however, as Kawerau averages more than four goals a game this season. The match kicks off at Tarawera Park at 2.45pm on Saturday.

The Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies are back at home this Sunday for their Waikato Plate semi-final. After last weekend’s massive win in the quarter-finals the side will be pumped for the visit of Melville United. We beat Melville 3-1 at Gower Park in the league earlier in the season, but a tight cup tie is in prospect. The match kicks off at the Domain at 11am on Sunday.