Massey University Football Club

Massey University Football Club is an amateur football club in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Their top men's and top women's teams play in their respective Central Football Federation League. Their home ground is at the university campus.

Massey University FC
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Full nameMassey University Football Club
GroundMassey University
LeagueCentral Federation League
2021Central Federation League, 5th of 9


Established in 1948, Massey spent their first few years playing in the local Manawatū league and University tournaments before they had a more established presence from 1970 onwards.[1] Traditionally the club had been for students and ex-students from the local Massey University, but they do welcome players that aren't associated with the University now.[2]

The club's best performing team has been the women's team from 2012 to 2015, who played in the Women's Central League, winning the league three times in a row in 2012, 2013 and 2014.[3] As well as having the league's top goalscorer with Emma Boyack winning the award in 2012 and 2013, then Jane Barnett winning in 2014,[4][5] they also competed in the national Women's Knockout Cup finishing runner's-up in 2012 to Three Kings United[6] and again in 2015 to Glenfield Rovers.[7][8]

The Men's team has won the New Zealand Universities winter tournament in 1970.[9]

Staff and committee membersEdit

Following the 2022 MUFC AGM:[2]

  • President: Rhys Hardstaff
  • Secretary: Sam Bolton
  • Treasurer: Donald Piper
  • Events: Amy Macaulay

Coaching staffEdit

2022 staffEdit


Position Staff
Men's First Team Head Coach Donald Piper
Men's First Team Assistant Coach Adam Miller
Men's First Team Assistant Coach Zak Brown
Men's First Team Manager Nick Bailey
Men's Reserve Team Coach Rhys Hardstaff
Men's Reserve Team Assistant Coach Ben Porter
Men's Reserve Team Manager Pat Hendry
Women's First Team Head Coach Terry Wood
Women's Reserve Team Coach Ben Mitchell
Women's Reserve Team Assistant Coach Josh Hawe-Muldrock



  1. ^ a b "Club History". Massey University Football Club. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Club Info". Massey University Football Club. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Massey sport achievers honoured in absence". Stuff. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Season Review 2013" (PDF). Capital Football. pp. 4, 9, 34, 36, 41, 48–49. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Season Review 2014" (PDF). Capital Football. pp. 4, 6, 8, 35, 41, 49, 51. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Masterful Massey reach final in style". Stuff. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Season Review 2015" (PDF). Capital Football. pp. 4–5, 7, 40–41. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Massey lose second National Women's Knockout Cup in four years". Stuff. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Football Team, 1970". Tāmiro - Collections from Massey University Library. Massey University. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Men's Senior Football". Massey University Football Club. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  11. ^ "Women's Senior Football". Massey University Football Club. Retrieved 19 March 2021.

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