Victoria University of Wellington Association Football Club

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Victoria University of Wellington Association Football Club
Victoria University of Wellington Association Football Club Logo.png
Nickname(s)Vic Uni, Varsity
Short nameVUWAFC
Founded1943; 76 years ago
GroundKelburn Park, Wellington
ChairmanNicole Baird and Izzy Boyd
CoachMen's: Tomas Godoy Fouquet - Women's: Alex Brodie
LeagueMen's: Capital One - Women's: Capital Football W-League
WebsiteClub website

Victoria University of Wellington Association Football Club (VUWAFC) is an amateur football club based in Wellington, New Zealand. The clubrooms are located beneath the Wellington Cable Car at Kelburn Park, across the road from the Victoria University Kelburn Campus,[1] however, many of the club's home games are played on turf at Boyd Wilson Field. The club is affiliated to the Capital Football which is in turn affiliated with New Zealand Football. The Women's First Team competes in the W-League competition and the Men's First Team competes in the Capital Premier competition. The club has a strong association with Victoria University of Wellington but membership within the club is not restricted to past or present students of the university.

History[edit]

Victoria University of Wellington Association Football Club was founded in 1943 and is the third-oldest University football club in New Zealand.[2] It now has 20 teams (4 women's and 16 men's) and over 300 registered members.[2] Past players include New Zealand international Alan Preston and Brian Sutton-Smith who was awarded the first Education PhD in New Zealand.[2] The clubs top period was in the 1950s when it played in the Capital Football top grade as well as making the semi-final of the Chatham Cup.[2][3] Since then the club has mainly played in the Capital Premier and Capital 1 grades.[4] They have made the fourth round of the Chatham Cup a number of times including in 1979 Chatham Cup, 1988 Chatham Cup, 1994 Chatham Cup and 2014 Chatham Cup.[4]

Club Honours[edit]

VUWAFC Men's and Women's First team honours include:

  • Central League Division Two: Winners 1998, Third 1992
  • Capital Premier* (Venus Shield): Runners Up 1956, 1973, Third 1979
  • Capital One (Power Cup): Winners 1950, 1952, 1965, 2001, 2018 Runners Up 1988, 1992, 2012, Third 1999, 2006
  • Capital Two: Winners 1998, Runners Up 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Hilton Petone Cup Winners: 1990, 1992
  • Women's Premier Division: Winners 2020 Runners Up 1995, 1996, 2012, 2018 Third 2005, 2013
  • Women's Second Division: Winners 1981 Women's
  • Premier Cup: Winners 2010, 2011

League standings[edit]

League standings for all women's teams as of 28 August 2018

Division Name Position Played Won Draw Loss GF GA GD Points Notes
Premier Women's Firsts 2nd 14 11 1 2 44 14 34 41 Promoted to W-League
Division 1 (1) Women's Reserves 1st 9 8 1 0 24 4 20 25 Champions: Division 1 First Half of the Season
Division 1 (2) Women's Reserves 2nd 9 6 1 2 22 8 14 19 Promoted to Women's Premier
Division 2 (1) Women's Thirds 5th 7 2 1 4 12 17 (5) 7
Division 2 (2) Women's Thirds 8th 7 1 0 6 9 24 (15) 3 Relegated to Division 3
Division 2 (1) Unified 6th 7 2 0 5 20 19 1 6
Division 2 (2) Unified 6th 7 2 2 3 12 17 (5) 8

Note - Women's Tier two competitions (Division 1 - Division 3) were split into two rounds as indicated by (1) and (2).

League standings for all men's teams as of 28 August 2018

Division Name Position Played Won Draw Loss GF GA GD Points Notes
Capital 1 Men's Firsts 1st 18 12 2 4 53 30 23 38 Promoted to Capital Premier
Capital 2 Men's Reserves (Gossies) 4th 18 10 3 5 51 50 1 33
Capital 3 Stallions 9th 18 3 3 12 29 52 (23) 12 Relegated to Capital 4
Capital 3 Men's Thirds 7th 18 5 4 9 40 57 (17) 19
Capital 4 Accies 2nd 18 11 4 3 40 26 14 37 Promoted to Capital 3
Capital 5 (1) Beavers 7th 9 3 0 6 21 27 (6) 9
Capital 5 (2) Beavers 7th 9 4 0 5 15 25 (10) 12
Capital 6 (1) Unibrow 8th 9 2 1 6 13 31 (18) 7
Capital 6 (2) Unibrow 9th 9 2 0 7 13 35 (22) 6 Relegated to Capital 7
Capital 6 (1) Scarfies 9th 9 1 2 6 10 22 (12) 5 Relegated to Capital 7
Capital 7 (2) Scarfies 10th 9 2 1 6 17 34 (-17) 7 Relegated to Capital 8
Capital 7 (1) Raiders 4th 9 5 1 3 25 23 2 16
Capital 7 (2) Raiders 2nd 9 6 1 2 32 14 18 19 Promoted to Capital 6
Capital 8 (1) Unicycles 1st 9 7 2 0 47 11 36 23 Promoted to Capital 7
Capital 7 (2) Unicycles 4th 9 5 1 3 22 22 0 16
Capital 8 (1) Wanderers 4th 9 6 0 3 20 16 4 18
Capital 8 (2) Wanderers 1st 9 7 1 1 21 12 9 22 Promoted to Capital 7
Capital 9 (1) Unicorns 5th 9 4 3 2 36 21 15 15
Capital 9 (2) Unicorns 4th 9 5 3 1 27 21 6 18
Capital 10 (1) Goldenrods 7th 9 2 2 5 17 25 (8) 8
Capital 10 (2) Goldenrods 9th 9 2 2 5 16 36 (20) 8 Relegated to Capital 11
Capital 11 (1) Unilateral 1st 8 6 2 0 26 7 19 20 Promoted to Capital 10
Capital 10 (2) Unilateral 10th 9 1 1 7 12 27 (-15) 4 Relegated to Capital 11
Masters 4 Bombers 10th 18 5 1 12 34 59 (-25) 16 Relegated to Masters 5

Note - Men's Tier two competitions (Capital 5 - Capital 12) were split into two rounds as indicated by (1) and (2).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Meeting of muscle and minds". Stuff.co.nz. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "75 years of football". Victoria University of Wellington. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  3. ^ "New Zealand 1955". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Victoria University". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 11 May 2021.