Our men’s and women’s teams participated in the Chatham Cup and Football Foundation Kate Sheppard Cup national knockout competitions last year.
The Chatham Cup is contested by teams from throughout New Zealand, and has been held annually since 1923 with the exception of 1937 and 1941–44. Typically between 120 and 150 teams take part, with extra time and penalty shoot-outs used to decide matches which end in ties. The comp was cancelled due to Covid-19 in 2020, leaving Napier City Rovers FC as cup holders. Wairarapa United Men’s won the cup in 2011, with the final match played against Napier City.
The 2021 season was impacted by Covid-19 restrictions. The delayed final was contested 6th March 2022. The Chatham Cup returned to the South Island for the first time since 2014, after Cashmere Technical defeated Miramar Rangers 4-2.
The Kate Sheppard Cup is the national women’s club equivalent, founded in 1994. Current holders are Eastern Suburbs. Wairarapa United Women were runner’s up in the 1999 and 2000 seasons.