Hawke's Bay United FC

Hawke's Bay United is a professional Association football club based in Napier, New Zealand. HB United most recently played in the ISPS Handa Premiership – a semi-professional franchise based league, which ran 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
Hawke's Bay United.svg
Full nameHawke's Bay United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Bay
Founded2005; 17 years ago (2005)
GroundBluewater Stadium Napier
Capacity5,000
ChairmanPaula Walker
CoachChris Greatholder, Bill Robertson
LeagueISPS Handa Premiership
2018–197th
Current season

HistoryEdit

 
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 17 February 2021

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   NZL Scott Morris
2 DF   ENG James Hoyle
3 DF   NZL Jackson Woods
4 DF   NZL Kaeden Atkins
5 DF   ENG Cory Vickers
6 MF   FRA Hugo Delhommelle
8 MF   NZL Karan Mandair
9 FW   VIR J. C. Mack
10 MF   CAN Gavin Hoy
12 MF   NZL Sam Pickering
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 MF   SSD Manyumow Achol
14 FW   SYR Ahmad Othman
15 MF   NZL Zac Madsen
16 MF   NZL Jarrod McKechnie
17 DF   NZL Fergus Neil
18 MF   NZL Sam Wall
19 MF   NZL Cam Emerson
20 DF   ENG Bill Robertson
21 GK   NZL Oscar Mason
23 FW   NZL Jorge Akers

StaffEdit

Current as of 6 December 2018[1]

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

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Us | Hawkes Bay United". Archived from the original on 19 December 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.

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