Brooklyn Northern United AFC

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Brooklyn Northern United
Full name Brooklyn Northern United A.F.C
Nickname(s) BNU
Founded 1916 as Institute Old Boys
Ground Wakefield Park
Ground Capacity Unknown
League Capital Premier
2014 2nd (Capital 1)
Website Club home page

Brooklyn Northern United A.F.C is an association football club in Wellington, New Zealand.

Commonly referred to as 'BNU', the club is an amalgamation of Northern, formed by members of Wellington's Chinese community in 1949, and Brooklyn United, founded as Institute Old Boys in 1916. The amalgamation of Northern and Brooklyn combined Northern’s strength, with the area identification Brooklyn enjoyed.

In 2004 Brooklyn Northern United became an Associate Member Club of Team Wellington who play in the ASB Premiership.

Club History[edit]

Season(s) Achievement
1979 Central League Division One (Men)
2003 Capital Premier Division (Men)
2010 Central Women's Premier
2014 Capital Premier Division (Women), winner
2014 Capital Division One (Men), runner-up (promoted)

Players[edit]

First Team[edit]

As of 24 April 2017.

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

No. Position Player
1 England GK Matt Walker
2 New Zealand DF Scott Macandrew
3 New Zealand DF George Sussock
4 New Zealand DF Steven Cromb
5 New Zealand DF Joe Cruden (captain)
6 England MF Andy Cochrane
7 New Zealand MF Elliot Riley
8 New Zealand MF Séamus Gray
9 New Zealand FW Tom Graham
10 Republic of Ireland FW Paul Clune (Vice-captain)
11 New Zealand DF John O'Driscoll
12 New Zealand MF Hamish Parker
No. Position Player
13 England FW Aaron Langlands
14 New Zealand MF George Frost
15 New Zealand MF Terry O'Donnell (Vice-captain)
16 New Zealand DF Harry Tod-Smith
17 New Zealand DF Alan Craig
18 New Zealand FW Jed Shepherd
19 Fiji MF Mayuresh Prasad
20 New Zealand FW Angus Rooney
21 New Zealand FW Mitch Cutts
22 England MF Neil Yeates
23 Romania MF Catalin Borbath

Reserve Team[edit]

As of 24 April 2017.
  • The reserve squad team sheet is currently under development

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

No. Position Player
# Scotland DF Euan Christie
# England MF Michael James (captain)
# England FW Ryan Antrobus
# New Zealand FW Benji Goodwin
# England FW Mathew Allen

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
First Team Head Coach Dene Bannister
First Team Manager Annie Bannister
Reserve Team Head Coach Chris Sperring
Goalkeeping Coach Jeff Graham
Physio John O'Driscoll
Director of Football Sandy Aitchison

External links[edit]