Hawke's Bay United FC

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Hawke's Bay United is an association football club based in Napier, New Zealand. HB United play in the ISPS Handa Premiership – a semi-professional franchise based league, which runs independently of the winter club season. Local winter clubs provide the player pool for each franchise. Their home stadium is Bluewater Stadium.

Hawke's Bay United
Full nameHawke's Bay United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Bay
GroundBluewater Stadium
Napier, New Zealand
ChairmanPaula Walker
CoachChris Greatholder & Bill Robertson
LeagueISPS Handa Premiership
Current season


Former logo of Napier City Soccer

Hawke’s Bay United (HBU) was founded in 2005 under the name of Napier City Soccer, as the summer entity of Central League club Napier City Rovers. In the inaugural NZFC season (2004–05), they finished 5th out of 8. The following season, Napier City Soccer was renamed to their current moniker of "Hawke's Bay United" and changed their kit colour to the Hawke's Bay provincial sporting colours of white and black, as part of an effort to greater represent the greater East Coast instead of just the city of Napier. The rebranded Hawkes Bay United finished last in the season standings.

Current squadEdit

As of 1 November 2019[1]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Ruben Parker
2   DF James Hoyle
3   MF Liam Schofield
4   DF Kaeden Atkins
6   FW Jack Parker
7   MF Sho Goto
8   MF Karan Mandair
9   FW Ahinga Selemani
11   FW Jonny McNamara
12   MF Kenny Willox
No. Position Player
14   MF Gavin Hoy
15   MF Josh Murphy
16   MF Josh Signey
17   DF Fergus Neil
19   FW Bjorn Christensen
20   DF Bill Robertson
21   GK Shea Stapleton
22   FW Ihaia Delaney
23   FW Jorge Akers


Current as of 6 December 2018[2]

Position Name
Co-Coach Chris Greatholder
Co-Coach Bill Robertson
Youth Coach Bruce Barclay
Team Manager   James Calder
Physiotherapist   Aaron Shirley
Fitness Coach   Christopher Treacher
Technical Analyst   Tim Motu



  1. ^ Anendra Singh (31 October 2019). "Hawke's Bay United inject pivotal import trio to provide impetus". NZ Herald. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  2. ^ https://hbunited.co.nz/about-us/

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