Charlestown City Blues FC

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Charlestown City Blues
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Full name Charlestown City Blues Football Club
Nickname(s) Azzurri, Charlestown United
Founded 1900
Ground Charlestown Oval / Lisle Carr Oval
Ground Capacity 3000
Coach unknown
League NPL Northern NSW
Website Club home page

Charlestown City Blues FC is an Australian soccer club based in Charlestown, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales. The club currently competes in the National Premier Leagues Northern NSW, Zone League and Interdistrict competitions.

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Founded as Charlestown United in 1900, and merged with local neighbours Highfields Azzurri in 2009, forming a new club called Charlestown City Blues to try to meet the requirements of the top state league at the time. Despite the merger, Highfields Azzurri were relegated to the second division state league. After the relegation, Azzurri lost some of its squad to other top league clubs like Broadmeadow Magic, Valentine Phoenix and Hamilton Olympic, meaning major recruitment was undertaken in order to be ready for the 2009 season.

Life Members: Neville Lewis (1971), Ken Hepple (1973), Norma Zok (1984), John Zok (1984-2005), Alan Gilmore (1987), Ivan (Les) Nicholl (1987), Cliff Ford (1991), Rosalie McKew (1994), Peter Knight (1994), Phil Garrash (1999), Helen Bird (1999), Mark Jones (2000), Terry Aspinall (2000), Paul Francis (2001), Mark Henley (2002), Tim Mullen (2002), Glen Convery (2006), Terry Brien (2008), Doreen Brien (2008), Bernard Kerby (2008), Nathan Bray (2009), Simon Clarkson (2010)


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