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Waitakere United

Waitakere United
Full name Waitakere United
Founded 2004
Ground QBE Stadium
Ground Capacity 25,000
Chairman Peter Bult
Manager Brian Shelley
League ASB Premiership
2014–15 4th

Waitakere United is a football club based in Waitakere City, New Zealand. They are one of the franchises in the ASB Premiership. They play their home games at Fred Taylor Park in Kumeu.


  • History 1
  • Current squad 2
  • Staff 3
  • Managers 4


Waitakere United was formed as a special franchise club in 2004 to play in the New Zealand Football Championship (NZFC), New Zealand's top domestic football competition. The team represents 12 member clubs from Mt Albert to the Kaipara.

In the inaugural season (2004–05) of the NZFC, Waitakere United finished runners-up to champions Auckland City FC but they followed up with a very disappointing 6th place in the next season. In the following season, however, Waitakere finished as NZFC premiers but lost in the grand final once again to Auckland City FC 3–2.

Due to the withdrawal of Vanuatu's Port Vila Sharks, Waitakere was given a berth in the inaugural OFC Champions League, for 2007, as NZFC premiers. They finished atop their group, edging out Auckland City and New Caledonia's AS Mont-Dore. They went on to defeat Ba F.C. of Fiji in the final, becoming the first OFC-League champions. Commins Menapi scored a crucial away goal that proved the difference as the tie finished 2–2 in aggregate. Taking this championship qualified United to compete in the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, where they lost in the 'play-in' match to Sepahan F.C. 1–3.

Waitakere United defended their championship in capturing the 2007–08 OFC Champions League, defeating Kossa FC in the final 6–3 in goal aggregate. During this season, Douglas Field was under extensive renovation forcing Waitakere United to play most of their home fixtures at Fred Taylor Park in Whenuapai.

Waitakere have a notable rivalry with neighbours Auckland City.

Current squad

As of 18 November 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Danny Robinson
3 DF Alec Solomons
4 MF Godwin Darkwa
5 DF Brian Shelley
6 MF George Curry
7 MF Dave Mulligan
8 MF Chris Bale
9 FW Adam Dickinson
10 MF Tom Biss
No. Position Player
12 FW Dylan Manickum
14 DF Dean Lausev
15 MF Edward Sillars
16 DF Tristan Prattley
18 FW Derice Richards
21 DF Andrew Boyens
22 GK Alex Carr
23 MF Santiago Miguel Falbo
24 DF Harshae Raniga


  • Youth Team Coach: Mark Holt
  • Goalkeeper coach: Kevin O'Leary


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