Papakura City FC
|Full name||Papakura City Football Club|
|Ground||McLennan Park, Papakura|
|League||NRFL Div2 - Men's, AFF Conference - Women's|
Papakura City FC is a semi-professional football (soccer) club in Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand. They compete in the Northern Regional Football League (NRFL) Division 2 - men's, Auckland Football Federation (AFF) Conference - women's.
The club was founded in 1959, and is based at McLennan Park, Papakura. Papakura City was the first club to be coached by future All Whites national coach Ricki Herbert. Papakura City's best performance in the Chatham Cup was a quarter-final appearance in 2005. The men's squad contains several ex and current international players including Junior Bukalidi (Fiji), Apisai Smith (Fiji), Valerio Nawatu (Fiji), Nicholas Lawrence (Fiji), Daniel Billot (NZ U20's) and Harry Hillary-Jenkins (PNG). Ex-club members who have gone on to higher honours include Tim Payne (current Blackburn Rovers (English NPower Championship) and All Whites), Thomas Spragg (NZ U-17 and U-20). Current club membership stands at 815, with 64 teams covering all age groups (junior and youth - boys and girls, senior men, senior women).
Squad Roster 2015
1. Nick Lawrence (GK) 2. Stuart Ruddell (GK) 3. Dave Allan 4. Api Smith 5. Newton Rewi 6. Jacob Lynch 7. Harry Hillary Jenkins 8. charlie heather 9. Junior Bukalidi 10. Kierran Nevey (C) 11. Valerio Nawatu 12. Christopher Clark 13. Daniel Billot (VC) 14. Jake Paige 15. Cory Mckay 16. Shaneel Prasad
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