Napier City Rovers FC

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Napier City Rovers
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Full nameNapier City Rovers
Nickname(s)The Blues
Founded1973
GroundBluewater Stadium
Napier, New Zealand
Capacity4,000 (seated)
ChairmanPhil Doran
LeagueCentral Premier League
2018Champions

Napier City Rovers are an association football (soccer) team based in Napier, New Zealand. They are currently competing in the Central Premier League.

Club history[edit]

The team was founded in 1973 via a merger of Napier Rovers and Napier City.

Napier City Rovers have won New Zealand's premier knockout football competition (the Chatham Cup) four times, in 1985, 1993, 2000, and 2002, and won the old New Zealand National Soccer League in 1989, 1993, 1998, and 2000. They represented New Zealand at the Oceania Club Championship in 2001, finishing third.

The Hawke's Bay region, of which Napier is a part, were represented by Napier City Soccer in the first year of New Zealand's new Football Championship in the summer of 2004, the only region that was not represented by an amalgamated franchise. That changed the following year with the change of name also to Hawke's Bay United. As with all teams making up the new franchises, they continue to compete in local winter football leagues, and also in the Chatham Cup.

Major Honours[edit]

  • National Champions 1989, 1993, 1998, 2000.
  • Chatham Cup Winners 1985, 1993, 2000, 2002.
  • Central League Champions 2012, 2015, 2018.

Performance in OFC competitions[edit]

2000–01 – 3rd Place – Won against AS Vénus French Polynesia 3 – 2 (stage 4 of 4)

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