Hastings United AFC
Hastings United was an association football club from Hastings, New Zealand. The club was founded in 1947 as the result of a merger of several older clubs, one of which was also called Hastings United. This older side was one of Hawke's Bay's stronger sides, reaching the quarter-finals of the 1928 Chatham Cup. The club was briefly known as Hastings Leopard from 1968, changing their name to Leopard United in 1970 after merging with Shamrock. The club's name was finally changed to Hastings City in 1976. The club was disbanded in 1980.
Note that the club should not be confused with an earlier team called Hastings City which competed in the 1962 Chatham Cup.
- Ultimatenzsoccer.com Hastings United page
- Ultimatenzsoccer.com Hastings City page
- 1976 New Zealand football records, including reference to the name change
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