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» WaiBOP United Youth Team Trials Announced

WaiBOP United will be holding the first trial session for its 2013/14 Youth Team at the Matamata Domain on Sunday October 13. The franchise’s coaching staff, led by WaiBOP United’s Youth Team Coach, Paul Drake, has already spent a considerable amount of time scouting senior, youth and high school teams across the region. Drake also …

» WaiBOP United Kit Tour: Stop 17 – Paeroa

We’ve done quite a few miles so far on the WaiBOP United Kit Tour, so it’s lucky our next stop is in Paeroa. Marko was getting thirsty and was desperately in need of a certain local beverage. Paeroa’s oversized L&P bottle has stood more or less at the same site, right beside State Highway 2, …

» WaiBOP United Kit Tour: Stop 16 – Kopu Bridge

The new Kopu Bridge replaced the old, one lane Kopu bridge in December 2011 and almost immediately made the Coromandel Peninsula more accessible for the thousands of holiday goers who flock there each summer. Stories abound of the hours spent sitting in cars waiting to get across the old bridge. It was an essential part of …

» WaiBOP United Kit Tour: Stop 15 – Mercury Bay

The Coromandel Peninsula is one of New Zealand’s most popular summer playgrounds and Mercury Bay is at its heart. Shakespeare Cliff juts out into Mercury Bay and the viewing platform at the top offers you a panoramic view of the bay (a real panoramic view too, not a run-of-the-mill panoramic view). To your right Cooks Beach, the best …

» WaiBOP United Kit Tour: Stop 14 – Martha Mine, Waihi

Heading further up the coast we get to stop in at the gold mining town of Waihi. Waihi is unique in the sense that visitors can stroll a few meters from town to have a look at one massive hole in the ground. The Martha Mine is literally right in the centre of town and …

» Ticket Prices and Membership Packages

We are pleased to announce our ticket prices for the 2013/14 ASB Premiership. Five home games will be played in Hamilton, one in Rotorua and one in Tauranga. Season Pass $40.  Single Game Adult $10. Single Game Student & Pensioners $5. Single Game Children free. Visit our Ticket page. Membership Packages We also offer two …

» WaiBOP United Kit Tour – Summary

During 24 days in September 2013 Marko the Mannequin travelled around the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. This is (more or less) the journey he took… Here’s a list with links to each of the stops on his journey. Stop 1: Bombay Hills Stop 2: Huntly Stop 3: Ngaruawahia Stop 4: Te Awamutu Stop …

» Home venues announced for 2013/14 season

Three stadiums across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region will play host to WaiBOP United during the 2013/14 ASB Premiership campaign. WaiBOP United’s primary home base for the season will be Hamilton’s Beetham Park, which is tucked neatly in behind Waikato Stadium. The franchise will also play two home matches in the Bay of …

» WaiBOP United Kit Tour: Stop 24 – Hamilton

We’ve reached the end of our tour of the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions on the day that pre-season training starts for the 2013/14 ASB Premiership season. Lakes, rivers and oceans have been a prevalent theme on this tour so what better way to wrap things up than with a visit to Hamilton’s Lake …