Onehunga-Mangere United

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Onehunga-Mangere United
Onehunga Mangere United AFC.jpg
Full name Onehunga Mangere United Association Football Club
Nickname(s) O.M.
Founded 1921, as Onehunga Methodist
Ground Mangere Domain, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, New Zealand
Chairman New Zealand Steven Mateljan
Coach New Zealand Mark O'Donnell
League Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 2
2014 Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 2 ,9th

Onehunga-Mangere United is an amateur association football club in Mangere Bridge, New Zealand. They will compete in the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 2 for the 2015 season.

History[edit]

The club was formed in 1921. Begun as a sporting club for members of the Onehunga Methodist Church. In 1924 at a meeting of members the decision was taken to rename the club Onehunga Athletic Soccer Club before becoming the Onehunga Association Football Club in 1926. In 1964 at the A.G.M. there was a suggestion that the club look seriously at incorporating the Mangere name as Onehunga-Mangere United AFC. The 1965 season saw the start of the new Northern League with Onehunga-Mangere, the first of the new name, perched in the first division. The club relocated, after being given permission by Auckland Council, to relocate to Mangere Domain and still remain to this day.

Derby[edit]

While there are many other football clubs close to the club, a loose derby exists with Mangere United due to name and location similarities between the clubs. In the derby context, Mangere United is known as Onehunga-Mangere United's cousins from the valley (Onehunga-Mangere United's home ground being on top of an extinct volcano).

Honours[edit]

  • Onehunga AFC won the Chatham Cup in 1954
  • Northern League Division 4 North Champions in 1983
  • Northern League Division 3 Champions in 1984
  • Northern League Division 3 Champions in 1999

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 1 April 2015.

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 Glen Pascoe
2 New Zealand DF Ben Marumaru
3 New Zealand DF Stefan van der Heijden
4 England DF Lee Tibble
5 New Zealand DF Aaron Whitaker
6 England DF Terry Tottman
7 New Zealand DF Hayden Cleere
8 England DF Martin Thomas
9 New Zealand FW Connor Aldridge (captain)
10 New Zealand FW Sangster Crawford
11 New Zealand FW Haidar Jabir
12 New Zealand MF Brandon Heremaia-Dale
13 New Zealand MF Mark Prunty
14 New Zealand MF Jordan Ishigaki
No. Position Player
15 New Zealand MF Nathaneal Lucas
16 New Zealand MF Davyd Paskell
17 New Zealand MF Nik Posa
18 New Zealand MF Brandon James
19 New Zealand DF Kurt Rains
20 New Zealand MF Kwadwo Owusu

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