Mount Albert-Ponsonby

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Mount Albert-Ponsonby
Mt Albert-Ponsonby AFC.jpg
Full name Mount Albert-Ponsonby AFC
Founded 1931
Ground Anderson Park, Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand
Chairman Keith Earl
Manager Mike Loftus
League Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 1
2011 Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 2
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Mount Albert-Ponsonby is a semi-professional association football club in Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand. They will compete in the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 1 for the 2012 season after being crowned champions of the 2011 Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 2 season.

History[edit]

The team were briefly known, during their second season in the old New Zealand National Soccer League (1972) as Auckland City FC - this being a different team to the franchise-based side which has operated under that name since 2004.

Present day[edit]

Mount Albert-Ponsonby current homeground is Anderson Park, Mt Albert, Auckland and has a capacity of at least 400. The Balcony attached to the clubrooms is famous in Auckland Football for its noise and banter with opposition supporters and players.

The teams current kit colours are Blue with a Gold trim for the home kit, and White for the away kit. Its current kit sponsor is Woodview Construction.

The Senior Team were crowned Champions of the NRFL Division 2 in 2011. The Albert proved to be too strong for this division finishing 9 points ahead of second. Season highlights included scoring 78 goals in 22 games, while only conceding 23. Dean Delaney finished as top goal scorer for the entire Northern Football League with 22 goals. Jared Colligan finished with 20 goals and was selected for the NRFL All Stars team. Robbie Graham was the stand-out goal keeper in the league and was also captain.

The current Manager of Mount Albert-Ponsonby is former New Zealand U-23 international Mike Loftus, with Assistants Chris Gage, also a former New Zealand U-23 International and club veteran Nick Snedden.

Sponsorship[edit]

Mount Albert-Ponsonby is currently supplied with kits from Lotto Sport Italia. Lotto's sponsorship is never majorily active.

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