Napier City Rovers
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Napier City Rovers

Napier City Rovers
Full nameNapier City Rovers
Nickname(s)The Blues
GroundBluewater Stadium
Napier, New Zealand
Capacity4,000 (seated)
ChairmanPhil Doran
ManagerBill Robertson
LeagueCentral Premier League

Napier City Rovers are an association football (soccer) team based in Napier, New Zealand. They are currently competing in the Central Premier League.

Club history

The team was founded in 1973 via a merger of Napier Rovers and Napier City.

Napier City Rovers have won New Zealand's premier knockout football competition (the Chatham Cup) five times, in 1985, 1993, 2000, 2002, and 2019 won the old New Zealand National Soccer League in 1989, 1993, 1998, and 2000. They represented New Zealand at the Oceania Club Championship in 2001, finishing third.

The Hawke's Bay region, of which Napier is a part, were represented by Napier City Soccer in the first year of New Zealand's new Football Championship in the summer of 2004, the only region that was not represented by an amalgamated franchise. That changed the following year with the change of name also to Hawke's Bay United. As with all teams making up the new franchises, they continue to compete in local winter football leagues, and also in the Chatham Cup.

Current Squad

Squad for the 2020 Central Premier League[1]

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 Scotland SCO Kyle Baxter
2 DF England ENG James Hoyle
3 DF England ENG Liam Schofield
4 FW New Zealand NZL Kaeden Atkins
5 DF New Zealand NZL Nick Yorke
6 MF New Zealand NZL Ethan Ladd
7 MF New Zealand NZL Karan Mandair
8 FW New Zealand NZL Samuel Wall
9 FW United States USA J.C. Mack
10 MF Canada CAN Gavin Hoy
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 DF New Zealand NZL Kenny Willox
14 MF England ENG Josh Stevenson
15 FW New Zealand NZL Ethan Clarke
16 DF England ENG Bill Robertson
17 DF New Zealand NZL Fergus Neil
18 MF New Zealand NZL Tai Barham
19 MF New Zealand NZL Isaac Milley
20 MF New Zealand NZL Zac Madsen
21 GK New Zealand NZL Heath Caldwell


  • Head Coach: England Bill Robertson


Performance in OFC competitions

2000-01 - 3rd Place - Won against AS Vénus French Polynesia 3 - 2 (stage 4 of 4)


External links

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