|Full name||Caversham Association Football Club|
|Ground||Tonga Park, Dunedin|
|League||ODT FootballSouth Premier League|
|2016||ODT FootballSouth Premier League, 1st (Champions)|
They are named for the suburb of Caversham to the southwest of Dunedin's city centre, best known for its former international sports venue Carisbrook. Caversham AFC, however, are based not there but at Tonga Park, located one kilometre to the south in the suburb of Forbury.
Caversham AFC was founded in 1931, and has been based at Tonga Park throughout its history.
Caversham's premier team home strip is a white jersey with wide red band, white shorts, and red socks. The away strip is forest green shirt, greenish-white shorts, and forest green socks. Until 2009, their home strip was a red shirt with a broad horizontal black band edged in white, red shorts with a similar band across the left leg, and black socks. That kit is now used by the club's second XI.
Caversham competed in the former New Zealand national league from 1971 to 1973 and from 1975 to 1977, competing in the first of those seasons as part of an amalgamated Dunedin Suburbs team. Their best performance came in 1976, when they finished third. They have reached the semi-finals of the Chatham Cup on six occasions (in 1970, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012), though they have yet to appear in a final.
In recent years, Caversham have enjoyed great success in the ODT FootballSouth Premier League, winning 14 titles from 2000 to 2016.
Current 2016 Squad
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Former squad members
- (GK) Jason Batty
- (FW) Nathan McCullum
- (DF) Alex McGregor
- (GK/DF/MF/FW) Richard Murray
- (DF) Rupesh Puna
- (DF) Maurice Tillotson
The park is bounded on two sides by schools - the twin single-sex secondary schools of King's High School and Queen's High School, and Macandrew Intermediate School. Originally used for rugby league and known by a variety of names, including Mammoth Park, The Stadium, and The Speedway, it was renamed Tonga Park (the Māori word for south) after it was purchased by the Dunedin City Council in 1932.
- Meikle, H. (5 August 2010) "Late bloomer *has no regret over switching pitches." Otago Daily Times, p.19
- Goodall, M., and Griffiths, G. (1980) Maori Dunedin. Dunedin:Otago Heritage Books. p. 50.