East Coast Bays AFC

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East Coast Bays A.F.C.
East Coast Bays AFC.jpg
Full name East Coast Bays Association Football Club
Nickname(s) Bays
Founded 1959
Ground Bay City Park, Northcross, North Shore
Ground Capacity 4,000
President Steve Buckley
Head coach Dave Mulligan
League Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier
2013 Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier, 1st
Website Club website

East Coast Bays A.F.C. is a professional Association football club in Northcross, North Shore City, New Zealand. They currently compete in the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier.

The club is notable for winning the 2008 Chatham Cup and 1981, 2010, 2013 Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier seasons.

In 2013, they won their third Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier title.

History[edit]

East Coast Bays was founded following a public meeting held at the Progressive Hall (since demolished and replaced by the Bays Club) in October 1958. The committee formed from this meeting entered four junior teams for the start of the 1959 season. As some of the committee members were supporters of Glasgow Rangers, the colours of Royal Blue shirts, white shorts and royal Blue socks were adopted. The white shorts were changes in later years to royal blue when that colour became available.

Since then clubroom facilities have been developed to rank amongst the best in the country, further grounds have been obtained at Ashley Reserve, debt has been retired and the club is progressing. Under the direction of Head coach, Willy Gerdsen, coaching pathways have been developed and the club has embraced the Whole of Football plan developed by New Zealand Football.

They have around 900 juniors, some very talented youth sides, an ever-growing ladies section, and six teams playing in competitive leagues other than the Premiers. The club has become the first in New Zealand to be issued a Quality Mark by New Zealand Football.

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Preceded by
Central United
Chatham Cup Winner
2008
Succeeded by
Wellington Olympic