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Club History 

 

Background

Fencibles United AFC is one of the largest football clubs in New Zealand. It was established in 1995 following the amalgamation of two stalwart East Auckland clubs, Howick AFC and Pakuranga Town AFC. The name Fencibles recognizes the link between the club and the locality in which we are based. The Fencibles were among the first European settlers in the area, the name deriving from the Royal New Zealand Fencibles Corps. The Fencibles were the military defenders of the first settlers in the Auckland Region. The club playing strip of red, blue with white trim and the Fencibles Coat of Arms reflects their regular uniforms on blue trousers and a red tunic with white trim.

 

The club has a current playing membership of 1600 from junior (under 8) through to the senior ranks, male and female. Our eldest playing member is in his 60's. Parents or guardians of junior and youth players are classed as associate members and their inclusion swells the clubs full membership to over 3000

 

Facilities

Fencibles United AFC is located at the Riverhills Park club grounds on Gossamer Drive Pakuranga. This facility has three playing pitches and a dedicated floodlit training area. The Riverhills clubrooms have a bar service, big screen TV entertainment and a kitchen facility. It also features a recently added deck area, perfect for watching games on the adjacent number one pitch. Of course Riverhills has the essential changing rooms, showers, toilet facilities, referees room and the like.

 

Our main training facility is William Green Reserve, located a short distance from Riverhills on the Pakuranga Highway. This is the home of our academy and features two lit training pitches, coaching areas and clubroom facilities. Council funding has been confirmed to convert this into full artificial (all weather) surfaces for completion prior to the 2013 season.