Hawke's Bay United FC
|Full name||Hawke's Bay United Football Club|
Napier, New Zealand
|League||ISPS Handa Premiership|
Hawke's Bay United is an association football club based in Napier, New Zealand. HB United play in the ISPS Handa Premiership – a semi-professional franchise based league, which runs independently of the winter club season. Local winter clubs provide the player pool for each franchise. Their home stadium is Bluewater Stadium.
Hawke’s Bay United (HBU) was founded in 2005 under the name of Napier City Soccer, as the summer entity of Central League club Napier City Rovers. In the inaugural NZFC season (2004–05), they finished 5th out of 8. The following season, Napier City Soccer was renamed to their current moniker of "Hawke's Bay United" and changed their kit colour to the Hawke's Bay provincial sporting colours of white and black, as part of an effort to greater represent the greater East Coast instead of just the city of Napier. The rebranded Hawkes Bay United finished last in the season standings.
Current as of 5 November 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Current as of 18 November 2014
- Head Coach: Brett Angell
- Assistant Coach: Leon Birnie
- Goalkeeping Coach: Kyle Baxter
- Physio: Alex Gairdner
- Strength and Conditioning: Brandon Campbell
- "Football: Bay career in focus instead of UK travel". NZ Herald. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
- "Brett Angell appointed Head Coach of Hawke's Bay". Hawke's Bay United Football. Retrieved 12 November 2014.