Nelson Suburbs FC
|Full name||Nelson Suburbs Football Club|
|Ground||Saxton Field, Nelson|
|Coach||Ben Wright, Steve Bignall|
|League||Mainland Premier League|
|2019||Mainland Premier League, 2nd|
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).
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 2018, Nelson Suburbs FC entered the newly formed Southern Football League, comprising the five best finishers in the Mainland Premier League and the three best finishers in the Southern 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.
2019 Current squadEdit
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