North Shore United
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North Shore United

Full nameNorth Shore United Association Football Club
Nickname(s)The Shore
GroundAllen Hill Stadium, Devonport, North Shore
ChairmanNew Zealand Steve Browning
CoachScotland Malcolm McPherson
LeagueNRFL Premier
20201st (champions)

North Shore United Association Football Club is a semi-professional football club based in the North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand. They compete in the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier, where they are reigning champions, having won the competition in 2019.

Their home ground is Allen Hill Stadium, which is located in the suburb of Devonport.


The Club was founded in 1886, making it the oldest football club in New Zealand and Oceania.[1] North Shore United was originally formed as North Shore in 1886 and in 1933 amalgamated with Belmont, taking the present name.

As the result of a sponsorship deal with camera distributor Hanimex, the team was known from 1979 to 1985 as Hanimex United or, unofficially, as Hanimex North Shore United.


North Shore United is one of New Zealand's oldest and most successful football clubs. In addition to numerous provincial and regional titles, North Shore United won the New Zealand club championship two times (1977, 1994) and finished as the runner-up three times (1975, 1982, 1983). They also came runner-up in the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 2 (2012), promoting them to the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 1 the following season. The club was promoted to the NRFL Premier in 2018 as runners-up.[2][3]

North Shore United also has proud Chatham Cup record, having won the competition on six occasions in 1952 (shared), 1960, 1963, 1967, 1979, and 1986. They also finished as the runner-up six times in 1926 (as North Shore), 1959, 1961, 1973, 1985, and 1995.

Current Squad

Squad for the 2020 NRFL Premier

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 England ENG Anthony Mira
2 DF New Zealand NZL Ryan Elder
3 MF New Zealand NZL Thomas Davis
4 DF New Zealand NZL Matthew Wood
5 DF New Zealand NZL Hayden Johns
6 MF Puerto Rico PUR Alex Oikkonen
7 FW New Zealand NZL Jack Salter
8 MF New Zealand NZL Jade Mesias
9 FW Rwanda RWA Lebon Bulamba
10 MF Sweden SWE Armin Pasagic
12 FW Serbia SRB Marko Memedovi?
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 FW New Zealand NZL Roussin N'Koy
15 DF Netherlands NED Cerezo Hilgen
16 MF New Zealand NZL Harry Lissington
17 MF New Zealand NZL Cody Mesias
21 GK Croatia CRO Silvio Rodi?
22 DF New Zealand NZL Max Drake
23 DF New Zealand NZL Godwin Darkwa
MF England ENG Josh Signey
FW United States USA Ahinga Selemani
DF Puerto Rico PUR Joshua Calderón


Manager Scotland Malcolm McPherson
Team Manager New Zealand William Lissington
Physiotherapist New Zealand Harry Lissington



  1. ^ Taonga, New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatu. "1. - Football - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand". Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Lotto NRFL 2018". Auckland Football Federation. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Into prem league with game in hand" (PDF). The Devonport Flagstaff. 24 August 2018. p. 47. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Auckland Football Federation - LOTTO NRFL 2019". Archived from the original on 19 April 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ NRFL, LOTTO (30 August 2019). "Congratulations". @LOTTONRFL. Archived from the original on 19 April 2020. Retrieved 2020.

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