Hawke's Bay United FC

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Hawke's Bay United
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 Chris Greatholder
League ASB Premiership
2009-10 NZFC 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.


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]

Updated for 2013-14 Season

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

No. Position Player
1 New Zealand GK Richard Gillespie
2 England DF Aaron Jones
3 New Zealand MF Josh Margetts
4 England DF Danny Wilson
5 England DF Bill Robertson (captain)
6 England FW Stephen Hindmarch
7 New Zealand MF Matt Hastings
8 New Zealand MF Cole Peverley
9 New Zealand FW Jarrod Smith
10 England FW Stephen Hoyle
12 New Zealand MF Harley Rodeka
No. Position Player
15 New Zealand MF Ross Haviland
16 New Zealand FW Sean Lovemore
17 New Zealand DF Fergus Neil
19 New Zealand MF Rudi Bauerfiend
20 England MF Connor Tinnion
21 New Zealand MF Matt Bruin
22 New Zealand FW Angus Kilkolly
23 New Zealand MF Luke Chapman
26 New Zealand GK Danyon Drake
New Zealand DF Bjorn Christensen
New Zealand DF Tui Kennedy


  • Head Coach: Chris Greatholder
  • Assistant Coach: Perry Cotton
  • Team Manager: Wales Tim Kilkolly
  • Physio: New Zealand Jess McIvor


  • Scotland Jonathan Gould (July 1, 2006–June 30, 2009)
  • New Zealand Matt Chandler (July 1, 2009–Nov 15, 2011)
  • New Zealand Chris Greatholder (Nov 21, 2011–)


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