Belconnen United FC

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Belconnen United
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Full name Belconnen United Football Club
Nickname(s) Blue Devils
Founded 1970
Ground Belconnen Soccer Centre
Ground Capacity 2,000
League NPL Capital Football

Belconnen United Football Club is an Australian semi-professional association football club based in Belconnen, the ACT. The club currently competes in the National Premier Leagues Capital Football.

History[edit]

The Belconnen United Soccer Club was formed in 1970 as the new Canberra district of Belconnen was establishing. The club competed in the top ACT league from 1975 and has won the competition on a number of occasions.

They played in the New South Wales Premier League as Belconnen Blue Devils from 2000 to 2005, and lost to Bonnyrigg White Eagles in the 2005 Preliminary Final, whilst they were Premiers (1st in the league) and losing Grand Finalists in 2004. In 2006 they were kicked out of the New South Wales Premier League because of disputes between the club and the board of the league.

The club returned to the ACT Premier League, now renamed as Belconnen United Football Club, finishing second in the 2006 competition.

Belconnen has established a relationship with A-League club Central Coast Mariners that will include an annual match between the two teams known as the Bank of Queensland Cup. The match will be played as part of the Mariners pre-season preparations, and assist in building further connections with the ACT footballing community.[1] The first match was held on 30 June 2007, Mariners winning 4-0.[2]

Notable players[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

The Belconnen United Football Club receives financial support from Belconnen Soccer Club and Food on the Run.

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