|Full name||Nelson Suburbs Football Club|
|Ground||Saxton Field, Nelson|
|League||Mainland Premier League|
|2019||1st Southern Football League, 2nd Mainland Premier League|
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 1978 Nelson Suburbs FC joined Central League where it participated for 8 years until 1985.
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. It won the competition in 2004, 2005 and 2008.
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 2019, Nelson Suburbs FC won the Southern Football League by 1 point over Mainland Premier League rivals Cashmere Technical Football Club.
In 2020, Nelson Suburbs FC launched the Nelson Suburbs Football Academy. The Academy's aim is to work with the regions young footballing talent, developing and providing football pathways for the future. NSFA caters for nearly all ages from 3-16 years old throughout various footballing programmes and is open to players from all clubs in the region.
In national competition, Nelson Suburbs have yet to reach the final of the Chatham Cup; having reached the semi-finals in 2008 and 2018. Both campaigns ended with loses to eventual champions East Coast Bays 2-1 in 2008 and Birkenhead United 2-0 in 2018. The team spent one season in the national league in 2000, finishing seventh out of ten teams but withdrawing from the 2001 league for financial reasons.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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