Newtown United FC

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Newtown United FC
Logo
Full name Newtown United Football Club
Nickname(s) Reds
Founded 1962
Ground Newtown Football Stadium
Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Ground Capacity 3,000
League Saint Kitts and Nevis Premier Division
2010-11 3rd

Newtown United Football Club is a Saint Kitts and Nevis football club from East Basseterre.

They currently play in the Saint Kitts and Nevis Premier Division.

History[edit]

Newtown United FC were originally called Zip Side Football Team and was formed with Leroy Ponteen and Earl Clarke among the first teams to participate in the Third (3rd) Division. Zip Side secured its first win in its first game and won the Third Division to get promoted to the Second (2nd) Division under that name in 1973 before changing to their current name. The team's name was changed to Newtown United to encourage wider community supporters and a more representative team. They were then relegated back to the Third Division but regained their Second Division place and were promoted to the top level in 1975 after beating Superstars 2-1 in a playoff.

They have won the domestic championship 15 times.

Achievements[edit]

1981, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003-04, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2011-12
2006-07, 2009-10
1987, 1988, 1989

The club represented St.Kitts in St.Martin and won the championships three (3) consecutive years 1987 -1988 -1989 without losing a single game. Winning 7 and drawing 1 in the eight (8) games that were played. Three (3) in 1987, Three (3) in 1988 and Two (2) in 1989.

Performance in CONCACAF competitions[edit]

1994 - Third Round (Caribbean) - Lost against Martinique US Robert 4 - 0 on aggregate (stage 4 of 7)

Current First Team 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis GK Akil Byron
3 Saint Kitts and Nevis DF Jason Isaac
4 Saint Kitts and Nevis DF Kareem Mitchum
5 Saint Kitts and Nevis DF Alston Francis
6 Saint Kitts and Nevis MF Olando Mitchum
7 Saint Kitts and Nevis FW Alexis Saddler
8 Saint Kitts and Nevis MF Kesto Pettice
9 Saint Kitts and Nevis MF Shashi Isaac
10 Saint Kitts and Nevis FW Ian Lake
13 Saint Kitts and Nevis MF James Skeete
14 Saint Kitts and Nevis FW Kennedy Isles
No. Position Player
15 Saint Kitts and Nevis MF Keithroy Saddler
18 Saint Kitts and Nevis FW Oldain Powell
20 Saint Kitts and Nevis MF Elcardo Jacobs
21 Saint Kitts and Nevis DF Shamari Challenger
22 Saint Kitts and Nevis GK Oje Samuel
23 Saint Kitts and Nevis MF Sereste Cannonier
24 Saint Kitts and Nevis FW Kadeem Inniss
25 Saint Kitts and Nevis FW Zevon Archibald
26 Saint Kitts and Nevis DF Keithroy Richards
27 Saint Kitts and Nevis DF Earl Jones
28 Saint Kitts and Nevis FW Imron Ponteen
29 Saint Kitts and Nevis DF Maxwell Richards

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