Matamata Swifts

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Matamata Swifts
Matamata Swifts AFC.gif
Full name Matamata Swifts Association Football Club
Nickname(s) The Swifts
Founded 1930
Ground Matamata Domain, Hohaia St, Matamata, New Zealand
Ground Capacity 550
Chairman New Zealand Julie Clothier
Coach New Zealand Chris Powell
League WaiBOP Federation League Division 1
2015 WaiBOP Federation League Division 1
10th

Matamata Swifts AFC is a semi-professional association football club in Matamata, New Zealand.

Matamata Swifts competes in the WaiBOP Federation League Division 1 during the 2015 season. The club will also compete in the Chatham Cup.

History[edit]

Matamata Swifts Association Football Club was established in 1930 and football has been played at different levels and with varying success every year since.

In 2015, Matamata Swifts AFC will field four senior teams (three men and one ladies), two youth teams (U-19 & U-13), nine junior teams (players aged 8 to 12) and eight mini-kickers teams (players aged 4 to 7). The club sponsors football at Matamata College, which fielded five teams in 2014. Matamata's historical rivals are Te Awamutu FC, but the two clubs have not been in the same league for several years. Currently the club's main rivals are near neighbours, Cambridge FC.

Current squad[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 England GK Jono Crook
1 New Zealand GK Jordan Wise
2 New Zealand DF Gary Dobson
3 England MF Sam Masterson
4 New Zealand DF Jamie Baxter
5 New Zealand DF Michael Dawson
6 England DF Paul Richardson
7 New Zealand MF Brad West
8 New Zealand MF Scott Parsonage
10 New Zealand FW Andrew Clothier
10 New Zealand MF Chris Powell
No. Position Player
11 Australia MF Ben Watson
12 New Zealand MF Peter McCoskrie
13 New Zealand FW Lawrence Clothier
14 Uruguay MF Ignacio Trias
15 New Zealand MF Will Judson
17 New Zealand DF Chris Monteith
18 England FW Shaun Richardson
19 New Zealand DF Dwayne Signal
20 New Zealand DF Bjorn Vossen
21 New Zealand MF Callum Barr
22 New Zealand MF Logan Raynel

Honours[edit]

  • 2010 Promotion to Lotto NRFL Division 1
  • 2009 Waikato Bay of Plenty Football Federation Division 1, Winners
  • 2008 Waikato Bay of Plenty Football Federation Division 1, Runners-Up
  • 2007 Waikato Bay of Plenty Football Federation Division 1, Runners-Up
  • 2006 Waikato Premier League, Winners
  • 2006 Caper Cup, Winners
  • 2005 Waikato Premier League, Winners
  • 1995 Northern League Division 4, Runners-Up
  • 1994 Northern League Division 4, Runners-Up
  • 1985 Northern League Division 4 (South), Winners

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