Nelson Suburbs FC

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Nelson Suburbs FC
Nelson Suburbs FC logo.png
Full name Nelson Suburbs Football Club
Nickname(s) Suburbs
Founded 1962
Ground Saxton Field, Nelson
Coach Ben Wright, Paul Brydon
League Mainland Premier League
2017 Mainland Premier League, 4th

Nelson Suburbs FC is a football (soccer) club in Nelson, New Zealand. They compete in the Mainland Premier League.

They have won the Mainland Premier League three times and were the first club to reach 300 points, the milestone was reached in just 164 games. Nelson Suburbs FC has strong ties with the region's most successful football school Nelson College.

Nelson Suburbs FC manages teams for Seniors (over 18yrs), Women (from age 14yrs), Juniors/Youth (ages 9 to 19), Fun Football (ages 7 to 8) and First Kicks (ages 4 to 6).

Club history[edit]

In 1996 Nelson Suburbs FC entered the National League after the combined efforts of Gary Hinks and Soccer Nelson.

In 1999 Nelson Suburbs FC entered the new South Island league.

In 2000, Nelson Suburbs FC entered the Mainland Premier League.

In national competition, Nelson Suburbs have yet to reach the final of the Chatham Cup; their best cup season was 2008, when they reached the semi-final, losing to eventual champions East Coast Bays 2–1. The team spent one season in the national league in 2000, finishing seventh but withdrawing from the 2001 league for financial reasons.


2011 Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 New Zealand GK Alex Coles
2 New Zealand MF Simon Gatward-Smith
4 New Zealand MF James Hockley
6 New Zealand DF John Slotemaker
7 New Zealand DF Isaiah Dayman
8 New Zealand MF Mark Johnston
9 New Zealand FW Nat Payn
10 New Zealand MF Billy Scott
11 New Zealand FW Brandon Kay
No. Position Player
12 Solomon Islands FW Jerry Donga
13 New Zealand DF Niall Young
14 New Zealand MF Adam Smith
15 New Zealand DF Mathew Ayloff
20 New Zealand MF Erik Panzer
- New Zealand DF David Molloy
- New Zealand MF Darrell Hannah
- New Zealand GK Dylan Waugh
- Solomon Islands FW Gagame Feni

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