1886 North Shore United FC 1887 Ellerslie AFC Auckland 1888 North End United 1888 Roslyn-Wakari AFC Dunedin [founded as Wakari AFC] 1889 Petone SC 1893 Diamond United Wellington [merged 1986 with Zealandia Wellington to Wellington United AFC] 1896 Green Island AFC Marist FC Wellington 1899? Otago University FC Dunedin 1900 Metro Mt Albert SC Auckland 1904 Ponsonby Mount Albert 1905 Porirua Viard United [founded as Hospital] 1906 Western Suburbs FC Porirua [founded as Mental Hospital AFC] 1907 Miramar Nurma Rangers FC Wellington 1907? Eden FC Auckland [merged 1997 with Mount Roskill FC to Three Kings United] 1910 Canterbury Nomads United AFC Christchurch Canterbury Rangers AFC Christchurch Dunedin City [founded as High School Old Boys] 1913 Christchurch Rangers Mosgiel Rangers Hamilton Wanderers Western AFC Christchurch [founded as Swifts] 1919 Onehunga Sports 1920 Dunedin Technical AFC [founded as King Edward Technical College Old Boys] 1921 Lower Hutt City AFC [merged 1970 with Railways] 1923 Comrades FC Auckland [merged 1952 with Grey Lynn FC to Grey Lynn Comrades United] 1924? Kaiapoi Town AFC 1924 Tamaki United AFC 1925 Upper Hutt City AFC 1929 Stop Out SC Lower Hutt [founded as Moera Stop Out] 1930 Glen Innes 1931 Caversham AFC Dunedin 1934 Eastern Suburbs AFC Auckland [merger of Tamaki United AFC and Glen Innes] 1939 Otago University AFC Dunedin 1942 New Plymouth Rangers AFC Railways Lower Hutt [merged 1970 with Lower Hutt City AFC] 1943 Point Chevalier AFC [merged 1989 with Grey Lynn Celtic to Western Springs AFC Auckland] 1944 WM Canterbury Woolston Christchurch 1945 Inglewood AFC 1948 Blockhouse Bay SC Cambridge SC 1952 Grey Lynn Comrades United [merger of Comrades FC Auckland and Grey Lynn FC; 1986 merged with Celtic Supporters Club to Grey Lynn Celtic] Mount Wellington AFC [merged 1987? with Auckland University AFC to University-Mount Wellington AFC] 1953 Wellington Olympic AFC [founded as Apollon AFC] 1954 Zealandia Wellington [merged 1986 with Diamond United to Wellington United AFC] 1958 Manureva AFC 1959 Papakura City SC Papatoetoe FC 1960 Pukekohe AFC 1961 Glenfield Rovers AFC 1962 Central United FC Auckland Nelson Suburbs 1964 Halswell United AFC Kapiti Hearts AFC 1966 Melville United AFC Hamilton 1967 Burnside AFC Christchurch [founded as Burndale United; merged 2011 with Avon United to FC Twenty 11] 1971 Manawatu United AFC Palmerston North Wellington City 1972 Ferrymead Bays FC Redcliffs Wellington North AFC 1973 Napier City Rovers AFC Green Bay Titirangi SC Otara Rangers Ngati Otara [merged 1989 with Clover Park United to South Auckland Rangers AFSC] 1975 Clendon United AFC Otahuhu United Auckland 1975? Waikato United AFC 1976 Bucklands Beach AFC 1977 Albany United SC 1984 Beachlands Maraetai AFC 1986 Drury FC Wellington United AFC [merger of Diamond United and Zealandia Wellington] Grey Lynn Celtic [merger of Grey Lynn Comrades United and Celtic Supporters Club; merged 1989 with Point Chevalier AFC to Western Springs AFC Auckland] 1987 Hutt Valley United Waiheke United AFC 1987? University-Mount Wellington AFC [merger of Mount Wellington AFC and Auckland University AFC] 1988 Palmerston North Marist FC 1989 Waitakere City AFC Western Springs AFC Auckland [merger of Point Chevalier AFC and Grey Lynn Celtic] South Auckland Rangers AFSC [merger of Otara Rangers and Clover Park United] 1995 Auckland Fencibles United AFC [merger of Howick AFC and Pakuranga Town AFC] Avon United FC [merger of Shamrock and Riccarton; merged 2011 with Burnside AFC to FC Twenty 11 Christchurch] 1996 Lynn-Avon United AFC [merger of Lyndale AFC and Avondale AFC] Wairarapa United Masterton [merger of Masterton FC and Carterton] Queenstown Rovers FC 1997 Papatoetoe United SC Three Kings United Auckland [merger of Eden FC and Mount Roskill FC] Lower Hutt Soccer SGS Naenae 1998 Bay Olympic Soccer & Sports Club [merger of Blockhouse Bay SC and Green Bay Titirangi SC] 2000 Mangere United AFC 2002 Canterbury United FC Christchurch 2003 Team Taranaki New Plymouth 2004 Auckland City FC Southern United FC [founded as Otago United FC] Team Wellington FC Waitakere United 2005 Hawke's Bay United FC Napier 2007 Wellington Phoenix FC Coastal Spirit FC Christchurch [merger of New Brighton AFC and Rangers AFC] 2011 FC Twenty 11 Christchurch [merger of Avon United and Burnside AFC] 2012 Cashmere Technical FC Christchurch 2015 Tasman United Nelson 2017 Southland United FC Invercargill Women Club Foundation Dates 1915 Dallas & Watt (Dunedin) Lewis & Co. (Dunedin) Price & Bulleid (Oamaru) [founded as J. Bulleid's & Co.; disbanded 1918] Mollison's (Dunedin) Mutual Stores (Dunedin) North Otago Hockey Club (Oamaru) [aka Sports; disbanded 1917] Otago Polytechnic (Dunedin) [disbanded 1918] Thomson & Beattie (Invercargill) 1917 Kakanui [disbanded 1918] Maheno Women FC [disbanded 1918] 1921 Jun Aotea Ladies Football Club (Wellington) [disbanded Mar 1924] Jun Birkenhead Ladies Football Club [disbanded May 1923] Jul 27 Christchurch Ladies Football Club Amberley St George's Club (Wellington) [aka Aotea Ladies FC Team B; disbanded 1923] Tai Tapu Timaru [disbanded 1922] 1922 Christchurch Team Johnsonville Masterton Napier Petone 1959 Wainuiomata FC 1975 Nomads United AFC Women 198? Lynn-Avon AFC 2002 Canterbury United Pride (Christchurch) [founded as Mainland Pride] 2004 WaiBOP United (Hamilton) [founded as Waikato FC; disbanded 2016] Southern United FC [founded as Otago United]
Source for foundation dates women clubs until 1922: Faller, H.: "Waltzing Down Under: soccer in Oceania before World War Two", 2018.
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