Invercargill Thistle AFC

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Invercargill Thistle AFC
Full name Thistle Association Football Club
Nickname(s) Thistle
Founded 1936
Ground Invercargill
Chairman Dylan Meehan
League donald gray division1 and 2

Invercargill Thistle is a well established football club based in the South Island city of Invercargill. The team was founded in 1936 and currently have 13 teams from Men's premier, Women's, and Junior divisions.

During the 1960s Thistle was one of the southern South Island's stronger teams, reaching the semi-finals of the Chatham Cup on two occasions, in 1967 and 1969. The team spent one season in the New Zealand National Soccer League in 1982.

In the 2015 season the club currently run a team in the Southland premier Donald Gray competition, Division 1, and Division 2. They also have two very strong teams in the Sunday women's competition.

Based out of Balmoral Drive Invercargill, Thistle AFC is the oldest and most successful club in Southland Football.