FC Nelson

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FC Nelson
FC Nelson.jpg
Full name FC Nelson
Nickname(s) FC Nelson Sprig & Fern
Founded 2011
Ground Guppy Park, Nelson,
Chairman New Zealand Martin Byrne
Manager England Rick Gower
Coach England Steve Bignall
League Nelson Pine Division 1
2012 1st
Current season

FC Nelson is a New Zealand soccer club, based in the South Island city of Nelson, New Zealand. Their home ground is Guppy Park.

Formed in 2011, FC Nelson is the amalgamation of Nelson United, Metro, Nelson City and Tahuna Football clubs, making it the largest club in the Nelson/Marlborough region with over 900 members.

Coach Steve Bignall and Manager Rick Gower signed for the club in November 2011, having won the Nelson Pine 1st Division league back to back in 2010 and 2011 with Richmond Athletic.

Coach Steve Bignall and Manager Rick Gower celebrated their 3rd league title in as many seasons, winning the 2012 Nelson Pine 1st Division League for the club in its first season since the amalgamation.

Players[edit]

1st team squad 2012[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Lutz Gerwin
2 New Zealand DF Tim Skinner
3 Fiji DF Nilesh Chetty
4 New Zealand DF Antonie Sonneman
5 New Zealand DF Stephen Galbreath
6 New Zealand DF Iliya Van Der Walt
7 England MF Nathan Jeffree (vice-captain)
8 New Zealand MF Jackson Kearns
9 New Zealand FW Rick Manhart
10 Scotland MF Neil Connell (captain)
11 New Zealand FW Heyden Nunn
12 Croatia MF Davor Tavich
13 Brazil MF Davi Goncalves Maciel
14 New Zealand FW Nigel Hale
15 Republic of Ireland FW Nathan Halford
16 New Zealand MF Lewis Miccio
17 Italy FW Simone Buttaci
18 Solomon Islands MF Henry Fa'arodo
RGK New Zealand GK Mark Currie

Departed players during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
8 Solomon Islands MF Moffat Kilifa
16 Republic of Ireland MF Graham Doyle
1 Czech Republic GK Jan Kovac

Staff and board members[edit]

  • New Zealand President: Martin Byrne
  • New Zealand Vice President : Rebecca Douglas-Clifford
  • Scotland Treasurer : James McPhie
  • New Zealand Club Secretary : Barry Rowe
  • Denmark Senior Football : Thorkild Hansen
  • England Senior First Team Coach: Steve Bignall
  • England Senior First Team Manager: Rick Gower
  • New Zealand Senior First Team Physio : Lew Higgison
  • New Zealand Women's Football : Richard Scott
  • Solomon Islands Junior/Youth Technical Adviser : Henry Fa'arodo
  • New Zealand Junior/Youth Football : Neil Allen
  • New Zealand Junior/Youth Football : Martin Workman
  • New Zealand Junior/Youth Football : Nic Foster
  • New Zealand Junior/Youth Football : Matt Hamilton
  • New Zealand First Kicks Football : Geoff Lart

League history[edit]

  • 2012: Nelson Pine Division 1 Champions

Honours[edit]

Football League Honours

  • 2012: Nelson Pine Division 1 Champions

Awards[edit]

Player of the season[edit]

  • 2012: New Zealand Stephen Galbreath

Players player of the season[edit]

  • 2012: Brazil Davi Goncalves Maciel

Top Scorer[edit]

  • 2012: New Zealand Heyden Nunn x 8

Scorers[edit]

In one season (overall)[edit]

  • New Zealand Heyden Nunn x 8
  • Solomon Islands Henry Fa'arodo x 7
  • Brazil Davi Goncalves Maciel x 6
  • Scotland Neil Connell x 5
  • Solomon Islands Moffat Kilifa x 5
  • England Nathan Jeffree x 3
  • New Zealand Nigel Hale x 3
  • Republic of Ireland Nathan Halford x 3
  • Croatia Davor Tavich x 2
  • New Zealand Tim Skinner x 2
  • New Zealand Antonie Sonneman x 1
  • New Zealand Rick Manhart x 1
  • Italy Simone Buttaci x 1

References[edit]

External links[edit]