Matamata Swifts

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Matamata Swifts
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Full name Matamata Swifts Association Football Club
Nickname(s) The Swifts
Founded 1930
Ground Matamata Domain, Hohaia St, Matamata, New Zealand
Ground Capacity 550
League WaiBOP Federation Premiership League
2017 WaiBOP Federation Premiership League
Runners Up

Matamata Swifts AFC is a semi-professional association football club in Matamata, New Zealand.

Matamata Swifts competes in the WaiBOP Premiership League during the 2018 season. The club will also compete in the Chatham Cup, having reached a record last 32 position in New Zealand's only national cup competition.

History[edit]

Matamata Swifts Association Football Club was established in 1930 and football has been played at different levels and with varying success every year since.

In 2017,Matamata Swifts AFC will field four senior teams (three men and one ladies), two youth teams (U-19 & U-13), nine junior teams (players aged 8 to 12) and eight mini-kickers teams (players aged 4 to 7). The club sponsors football at Matamata College, which fielded five teams in 2014. Matamata's historical rivals are Te Awamutu FC.

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player


1 New Zealand GK Patrick Steele
2 New Zealand DF Gary Dobson
3 New Zealand DF Nani Shettra
4 New Zealand DF Jamie Baxter
5 New Zealand DF Michael Dawson
6 New Zealand DF Chris Montieth
7 New Zealand MF Brad West
8 New Zealand MF Scott Parsonage
10 New Zealand FW Dayne Willemsen
12 France FW Benji Vogts
9 New Zealand FW Chris Walker
11 England MF Sam Masterson
13 France FW Nordine Flex
16 France FW Zif Hood
15 New Zealand DF Dwayne Signal
17 France MF Jordane Lambert
18 England FW Shaun Richardson
19 New Zealand DF Logan Raynel
20 New Zealand DF Bjorn Vossen
21 France MF Raphael Berthelot
22 New Zealand DF Mike Candy

Honours[edit]

  • 2010 Promotion to Lotto NRFL Division 1
  • 2009 Waikato Bay of Plenty Football Federation Division 1, Winners
  • 2008 Waikato Bay of Plenty Football Federation Division 1, Runners-Up
  • 2007 Waikato Bay of Plenty Football Federation Division 1, Runners-Up
  • 2006 Waikato Premier League, Winners
  • 2006 Caper Cup, Winners
  • 2005 Waikato Premier League, Winners
  • 1995 Northern League Division 4, Runners-Up
  • 1994 Northern League Division 4, Runners-Up
  • 1985 Northern League Division 4 (South), Winners

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