Glenfield Rovers

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Glenfield Rovers
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Full name Glenfield Rovers AFC & Sports Club Inc
Founded 1960
Ground McFetridge Park, Glenfield, Auckland
Chairman Glenn Read
League Northern League (New Zealand)
2014 Lotto NRFL Premier League Champions & ASB Women's KO Cup Champions

Glenfield Rovers is a semi-professional football (soccer) club based in Glenfield, New Zealand. They are currently competing in the Lotto NRFL Premier League and are the defending champions.


In 1960 Glenfield Rovers commenced it’s humble beginnings as the “Chelsea Sugar Refinery” football team. It was then reformed under the guidance of Fons Scheirlinck and permitted to play Sunday football. In 1961, Chelsea Association Football Club was formed from the refinery team and affiliated to the Auckland Football Association. In 1963, Chelsea A.F.C. was renamed as Glenfield Rovers A.F.C. and moved to its current home today of McFetridge Park.

Today the club boasts a two level clubrooms consisting of a formal lounge, fully licensed bar and kitchen, thirteen changing rooms, four full size fields of which three are fully floodlit (fourth is planned for early 2016), an 85 car capacity car park and recently constructed 200 person grandstand.

900 members enjoy a variety of levels of football which include 28 midget teams, 11 junior and 2 youth teams, 18 senior men's teams and 5 senior women’s teams. The midget programme is run on a Friday night which enables members the luxury of enjoying other winter sports as well and gives children the novelty of playing under floodlights. The junior and youth teams as well as most of the senior teams play in the Northern and Auckland Football Federation competitions in a season which lasts from early April through to late August.

The club also offers a seven aside summer tournament which goes from late October through to early March which attracts over 1000 participating members each year in what is arguably the best run summer football programme on The Shore.


Men's Premier Team League Honours:
1965 – Northern League Division Two B
1976 – Northern League Division Two
1987 – Northern League Division Two
1996 – Northern League Division One, Chatham Cup Quarter Finals
2002 – Northern Premier League
2003 – Northern Premier League
2008 – Chatham Cup Semi Finals
2010 – Chatham Cup Quarter Finals
2013 – Northern League Division One
2014 – Northern Premier League

Women's Premier Team Honours:
1989 – Northern Women's League Division One
1991 – AWFA Knockout Shield runners-up
2007 – National Women's Knockout Cup runners-up
2010 – Northern Premier Women's League
2011 – National Women's Knockout Cup winner, Northern Premier Women's League, Northern Premier Women's League Cup
2013 – National Women's Knockout Cup runners-up
2014 – National Women's Knockout Cup winners

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