Derby start to season
Football rivals Pukekohe and Waiuku will meet for the first time in 2009 on Saturday with the annual senior inter-club derby day to be held at Waiuku’s Massey Park.
Five senior teams from each club will meet each other and the showpiece of the day will be the clash between the clubs’ senior men’s first teams in the opening round of the 2009 Lotto NRFL Division One competition.
For Pukekohe and Waiuku, the 2008 season was the first year back in the senior men’s elite competition.
Saturday’s derby day kicks-off at 10am with the women’s reserve sides and men’s third team games. The men’s reserve sides clash from 11.45, the over-35s teams play at 1pm, while the women’s first teams meet at 1pm in the curtain-raiser to the Lotto NRFL Division 1 season-opener at 2.45pm.