Matamata Swifts

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Matamata Swifts
Matamata Swifts AFC.gif
Full name Matamata Swifts Association Football Club
Founded 1930
Ground Matamata Domain, Hohaia St, Matamata, New Zealand
Chairman New Zealand Julie Clothier
Coach New Zealand Ted Ansell
League WaiBOP Federation League Division 1
2012 Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 2
9th
Blue jersey, blue shorts, blue socks
Home colours
Red jersey, red shorts, red socks
Away colours

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

Matamata Swifts will compete in the WaiBOP Federation League Division 1 for the 2013 season after pulling out of Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 2 following two difficult seasons in 2011 and 2012.

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 2013, Matamata Swifts AFC will field four senior teams (three men and one ladies), two youth teams (U-19 & U-15), 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 six teams in 2012.

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 New Zealand GK Jono Crook
2 New Zealand DF Gary Dobson
3 England MF Sam Masterson
4 New Zealand DF Jamie Baxter
6 England DF Paul Richardson
7 New Zealand MF Brad West
8 New Zealand MF Scott Parsonage
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 Australia FW Ben Watson
18 England FW Shaun Richardson
19 New Zealand DF Dwayne Signal
20 New Zealand DF Bjorn Vossen
18 New Zealand MF Callum Barr

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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