Hawke's Bay United FC

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Hawke's Bay United
Full name Hawke's Bay United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Bay
Founded 2005
Ground Bluewater Stadium
Napier, New Zealand
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Colin Stone
Coach Brett Angell
League ISPS Handa Premiership
2016–17 4th
Current season

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.


Former logo of Napier City Soccer

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 squad[edit]

Current as of 5 November 2015[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Josh Hill
2 New Zealand DF Sean Liddicoat
3 Japan DF Kohei Matsumoto
4 New Zealand DF Finlay Milne (captain)
5 New Zealand DF Harrison Nash
6 New Zealand MF Alex Palezevic
7 New Zealand MF Cory Chettleburgh
8 New Zealand MF Tom Biss
9 England FW Kyle King
10 New Zealand MF Zane Sole
12 New Zealand MF Cheauxyan Maukau
No. Position Player
13 Canada MF Godwin Kwame Addai
14 South Africa MF Jade Mesias
15 England FW Sam Mason-Smith
18 Chile DF Martin Canales
19 New Zealand MF Birhanu Taye
20 New Zealand DF Daniel Wilson
21 Japan MF Fabian Kurimata
23 Barbados MF Paul Ifill
25 Scotland GK Kyle Baxter
26 New Zealand GK Jarrod Hastings


Current as of 18 November 2014[1]

  • Head Coach: Brett Angell[2]
  • Assistant Coach: Leon Birnie
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Kyle Baxter
  • Physio: Alex Gairdner
  • Strength and Conditioning: Brandon Campbell



  1. ^ a b "Football: Bay career in focus instead of UK travel". NZ Herald. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Brett Angell appointed Head Coach of Hawke's Bay". Hawke's Bay United Football. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 

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