Moreton Bay United FC

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Moreton Bay United
MBUFC-Logo.png
Full name Moreton Bay United Football Club
Nickname(s) Jets
Founded 2012
Ground Wolter Park, Albany Creek
Ground Capacity 2,000
Manager Adam Piddick
League NPL Queensland
2016 7th
Website Club website

Moreton Bay United FC is an Australian football (soccer) soccer club located in the northern Brisbane suburb of Albany Creek and representing the Moreton Bay Region of Queensland. The club was formed in 2012 and currently competes in the National Premier Leagues Queensland

History[edit]

Moreton Bay United FC was established in 2012 with the aim of joining the new National Premier Leagues Queensland.[1] The club was among the 12 successful applicants selected to compete in the inaugural 2013 season of NPL Queensland.[2]

The club is associated with the Albany Creek Excelsior club and the two clubs share a home ground at Wolter Park, Albany Creek. In its initial season of competition, ACE players supplied between 50% and 80% of the players in Moreton Bay United's junior teams.[3]

Moreton Bay United's most successful season to date has been the 2015 season when the club narrowly finished top of the NPL Queensland ladder, winning the premiership on goal difference ahead of Brisbane Strikers in a title race that went down to the last day of the season.[4] Moreton Bay United went on to beat Brisbane Strikers 2-1 in the grand final to become champions.[5] The club qualified for the 2015 National Premier Leagues finals, beating Edgeworth Eagles 3-1 in the quarter finals before losing 2-1 to eventual champions Blacktown City in the semi finals.

In 2017, Moreton Bay United reached the Round of 32 stage of the FFA Cup for the first time after a 4-2 win over Olympic FC in the final preliminary round.[6] The club went on to defeat Broadmeadow Magic 4-2 in extra time in the Round of 32,[7] but were then knocked out 1-0 in extra time by Gold Coast City in the Round of 16.[8] In the 2017 NPL Queensland season Moreton Bay United scraped into the final four on the last day of the regular season, then won their semi-final 3-1 against premiers Brisbane Strkers, but narrowly lost the grand final 2-1 to Western Pride after conceding a goal in the 90th minute.[9]

Moreton Bay United will continue in NPL Queensland after the 2017 season following an announcement by Football Queensland of the clubs selected to participate in the new two-tiered state competition starting in 2018.[10]

Staff[edit]

Current staff include:[11]

Name Position
Matt Poole Technical Director
Cameron Millar Head of SAP Program & U15 Boy's Coach
Scott Smith Physio
Pouria Nabi Senior Men's Head Coach
Skie Hanifin Senior Women's Head Coach
Adam Sherman Senior Women's Assistant Coach
Dave Harris U20 Boy's (Youth) Coach & Senior Men's Coach

Seasons[edit]

Season League FFA Cup
Division (Tier) Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Position Queensland Finals NPL Finals
2013 NPL Queensland (2) 22 11 3 8 39 44 −5 36 6th DNQ DNQ Not yet founded
2014 NPL Queensland (2) 24 12 4 8 78 53 25 40 5th DNQ DNQ Preliminary Round 4
2015 NPL Queensland (2) 22 14 5 3 54 25 29 47 1st Champions Semi Final Preliminary Round 6
2016 NPL Queensland (2) 22 11 3 8 39 44 -5 36 7th DNQ DNQ Preliminary Round 6
2017 NPL Queensland (2) 22 12 5 5 49 27 22 41 4th Runners-up DNQ Round of 16

Source:[12]

Key: Premiers / Champions Promoted ↑ Relegated ↓

The tier is the level in the Australian soccer league system

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

2017 NPL Queensland Squad [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of the club". Moreton Bay United FC website. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Brisbane City, Brisbane Strikers and Moreton Bay United granted APL licences". North-West News, Quest Newspapers. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Meet our club associates". Moreton Bay United FC website. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Roar legend says NPL Queensland title race between Moreton Bay United and Brisbane Strikers may be decided by pressure test". The Courier-Mail. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Queensland National Premier League 2015 Fixtures/Results". socceraust.co.uk website. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Jets Down Olympic To Progress To Round Of 32". Football Brisbane website. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  7. ^ Marco Monteverde (2 August 2017). "FFA Cup: Moreton Bay United beat Broadmeadow Magic in extra-time". The Courier-Mail. 
  8. ^ Marco Monteverde (23 August 2017). "Gold Coast City knocks fellow NPL club Moreton Bay United out of FFA Cup". The Courier-Mail. 
  9. ^ Blake Birt (3 September 2017). "Pride Seal First Silverware After Late Late Winner". sportstg.com. 
  10. ^ "Football Queensland Unveils Clubs For New Two-Tiered State Competition". Football Queensland website. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "Coaches". www.moretonbayunited.com. Retrieved 2018-08-01. 
  12. ^ "Moreton Bay United FC". Brisbane Football (Soccer) Tables. Retrieved 10 August 2018. 
  13. ^ "Moreton Bay United FC Players". sportsg website. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 

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