Brooklyn Northern United AFC

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Brooklyn Northern United
Full name Brooklyn Northern United AFC
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 AFC 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 squad[edit]

As of 12 March 2015.

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

No. Position Player
33 New Zealand GK Adam Glover
1 New Zealand GK Isaac Malpass
3 New Zealand DF Alistair Luke (vice-captain)
2 New Zealand DF Elliot Riley
5 New Zealand DF Joe Cruden
13 New Zealand DF Damian Gurnick
4 Republic of Ireland DF Steven Lyons
20 England DF Simon Barker
7 England DF Tom McCann
19 South Africa DF Kevi Vandayar
21 New Zealand MF Sam Smith
No. Position Player
16 New Zealand MF Blake Weston (vice-captain)
6 England MF Andy Cochrane (captain)
15 New Zealand MF Terry O'Donnell
17 New Zealand MF Tim Smith
12 England MF Joe McCann
14 New Zealand MF George Frost
11 England MF Michael Ridd
9 England FW Ben Purser
10 Republic of Ireland FW Paul Clune
18 New Zealand FW Tom Graham
8 Croatia FW Petar Perković

Reserves[edit]

As of 12 March 2015.
  • 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
# New Zealand GK Richard Woolgar
# New Zealand DF Robert Johnson
# New Zealand DF Cameron Mitchell (captain)
# Scotland DF Euan Christie
# New Zealand DF Mike Allan
# Fiji MF Mayuresh Prasad
No. Position Player
# New Zealand MF Angus Rooney
# England MF Michael James (Vice-captain)
# New Zealand MF Ben Keat
# 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
Reserves Head Coach Frank Klement
Reserves Assistant Manager Adam Brownie
Physiotherapist Dan Sainsbury
Director of Football Sandy Aitchison

External links[edit]