Canterbury United Pride

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Canterbury United
Full nameCanterbury United Pride
Founded2002
GroundEnglish Park
Capacity3,000
ManagerMike de Bono
LeagueNational Women's League
WebsiteClub website

Canterbury United Pride is a semi-professional women's association football team based in Christchurch, New Zealand. The team was established in 2002 as Mainland Pride by Mainland Football as the regional federation's representative in the National Women's League. As such, the teams plays matches at English Park, a 3,000 capacity venue and the headquarters of Mainland Football.

Mainland Pride's first achievement was in their 2011–12 season, with the team finishing first in the National Women's League Southern Conference. However, they didn't manage to advance past the semi-finals of the play-offs, after a 1–6 defeat to Waikato-Bay of Plenty.[1] The team secured their first title in 2013 after defeating Northern Football Federation 4–2 in the final of the National Women's League. In 2014 Pride finished the regular season in first position and were again crowned champions after winning the National Women's League final 3–1 against New Zealand Football Development.[2][3]

In the 2016 season of the National Women's League, Canterbury United Pride changed their name from Mainland Pride.[4]

Honours[edit]

Champions (3): 2013, 2014, 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand - List of Women Champions and Cup Winners". Rsssf.com. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Barker bags brace as Pride secure back-to-back titles". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  3. ^ "PSG avoid slip-up, Pride crowned champions again". fifa.com. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  4. ^ Egan, Brendon. "Canterbury United Pride name strong squad". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 19 September 2016.

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