Nelson Suburbs FC
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Nelson Suburbs FC

Nelson Suburbs FC
Full nameNelson Suburbs Football Club
GroundSaxton Field, Nelson
CoachNeil Connell
LeagueMainland Premier League
20191st Southern Football League, 2nd Mainland Premier League
WebsiteClub website

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

Club history

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.


2019 Current squad

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 New Zealand NZL Brett Yates (RGK)
2 MF England ENG Tom Marston
3 DF New Zealand NZL Jonathan Gough (Captain)
4 DF New Zealand NZL Zac Muir
5 MF Brazil BRA Davi Maciel
6 MF New Zealand NZL Eddie Sillars
7 MF Republic of Ireland IRL James Deehan
8 MF Northern Ireland NIR Ryan Stewart
9 FW England ENG Ben Wright
10 FW Chile CHI Pedro Palomer
11 FW New Zealand NZL Alex Ridsdale
12 MF New Zealand NZL Bertie Fish
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 DF Scotland SCO Neil Connell
14 MF Northern Ireland NIR James McClay
15 DF New Zealand NZL Logan Van De Geest
16 MF Germany GER Philipp Kerpen
17 MF New Zealand NZL Labu Pan
18 MF New Zealand NZL Joshua Smith
19 DF New Zealand NZL Chester Gaskin
20 MF New Zealand NZL Lucas Hogg
21 MF England ENG Jordan Yong
22 MF New Zealand NZL Matt Tod-Smith
23 DF New Zealand NZL Sam Ayers
25 GK Northern Ireland NIR Corey Wilson (GK)

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