Nelson Suburbs FC

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Nelson Suburbs FC is a football (soccer) club in Nelson, New Zealand. They compete in the Mainland Premier League.

Nelson Suburbs FC
Full nameNelson Suburbs Football Club
Nickname(s)Suburbs
Founded1962
GroundSaxton Field, Nelson
CoachBen Wright, Steve Bignall
LeagueMainland Premier League
2019Mainland 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).

Club historyEdit

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.


PlayersEdit

2019 Current squadEdit

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 Brett Yates (RGK)
2   MF Tom Marston
3   DF Jonathan Gough (Captain)
4   DF Zac Muir
5   MF Davi Maciel
6   MF Eddie Sillars
7   MF James Deehan
8   MF Ryan Stewart
9   FW Ben Wright
10   FW Pedro Palomer
11   FW Alex Ridsdale
12   MF Bertie Fish
No. Position Player
13   DF Neil Connell
14   MF James McClay
15   DF Logan Van De Geest
16   MF Philipp Kerpen
17   MF Labu Pan
18   MF Joshua Smith
19   DF Chester Gaskin
20   MF Lucas Hogg
21   MF Jordan Yong
22   MF Matt Tod-Smith
23   DF Sam Ayers
25   GK Corey Wilson (GK)

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