Glenfield Rovers

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Glenfield Rovers
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Full name Glenfield Rovers AFC & Sports Club Inc
Founded 1960
Ground Archers Road, Glenfield, Auckland
Chairman Glenn Read
League Northern League (New Zealand)

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

History[edit]

In 1960 Glenfield Rovers began 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 has 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, an 85-car capacity car park and 200-person grandstand.

The main local rival is Birkenhead United and is viewed by many as the biggest and bitterest rivalry in New Zealand football

900 members enjoy a variety of levels of football which include 28 midget teams, 11 junior and two youth teams, 18 senior men's teams and 5 senior women’s teams.

For many years Glenfield Rovers was the only North Shore team with a Premier Women's team and has a proud history in the women's game

The midget programme is run on a Friday night which enables members to enjoy 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-a-side 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.[citation needed]

Honours[edit]

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
2015 – National Women's Knockout Cup winners
2016 – National Women's Knockout Cup runners-up


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