Hawke's Bay United FC

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Hawke's Bay United
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Full name Hawke's Bay United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Bay
Founded 2004
Ground Bluewater Stadium
Napier, New Zealand
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Colin Stone
Manager Tim Kilkolly
Coach Brett Angell
League ASB Premiership
2014-15 7th
Current season

Hawke's Bay United is an association football club based in Napier, New Zealand. HB United play in the ASB Premiership - a semi-professional franchise based league, which runs independently of the winter club season. Local winter clubs provide the player pool for each franchise. Their home stadium is Bluewater Stadium.

History[edit]

Former logo of Napier City Soccer

Hawke’s Bay United (HBU) was founded in 2005 under the name of Napier City Soccer, as the summer entity of Central League club Napier City Rovers. In the inaugural NZFC season (2004/2005), they finished 5th out of 8. The following season, Napier City Soccer was renamed to their current moniker of "Hawke's Bay United" and changed their kit colour to the Hawke's Bay provincial sporting colours of white and black, as part of an effort to greater represent the greater East Coast instead of just the city of Napier. The rebranded Hawkes Bay United finished last in the season standings.

Current Squad[edit]

Current as of 18 November 2014[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 England GK Josh Hill
2 New Zealand DF Wade Randle
4 New Zealand DF Ross Haviland (captain)
5 New Zealand DF Finn Milne
6 England MF Ryan Tinsley
7 Canada FW Troy Pennycooke-Morgan
8 New Zealand MF Alex Palezevic
9 New Zealand FW Sean Lovemore
10 Croatia FW Viktor Lekaj
11 Argentina MF Mario Alberto Barcia
No. Position Player
12 England FW Saul Halpin
13 England MF Joe Sowden
15 New Zealand DF Reilly O'Meagher
19 Argentina FW Facundo Barbero
20 New Zealand DF Harry Morton
21 Japan MF Kosuke Mimaki
22 New Zealand MF William Scott
23 New Zealand DF Bayley Chadderton
24 New Zealand FW Fane Morgan
26 New Zealand GK Adam McDonald

Staff[edit]

Current as of 18 November 2014[1]

  • Head Coach: Brett Angell[2]
  • Assistant Coach: Leon Birnie
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Kyle Baxter
  • Physio: Alex Gairdner
  • Strength and Conditioning: Brandon Campbell

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ASB Premiership squad". Hawke's Bay United Football. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Brett Angell appointed Head Coach of Hawke’s Bay". Hawke's Bay United Football. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 

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