Announcement: Mens Training Tues & Thurs
6pm. Womens Training 6:30pm Wednesday at Rex Morpeth Park.
New Players Welcome
Serving Our Football Community Since 1954
The history of the Whakatane Town Soccer Club can be traced back to its first competition year of
These were football playing countries, of course, and it wasn’t long before the new immigrants were forming teams in the district. The Boardmills and ‘Town’ teams were raised almost simultaneously, the latter being made up of those players who didn’t work at the mill. Kawerau and Edgecumbe teams quickly followed.
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According to Football fanatic, Alf Brooks, such was the novelty of the game in this area that when the local sports shop (Tyson sports shop, next to Shapleys) was approached for a ‘soccer’ ball, they had to send to Wellington to get one.
The First Bay of Plenty League
Joost Bylsma who was the Goalkeeper in the first Whakatane team clearly recalls that the main driving force behind its formation was Alec Town, a local butcher who had previously played in Auckland.
The first Bay of plenty league consisted of Board Mills, Whakatane Town, Kawerau, Edgecumbe, Te Puke, two teams from Tauranga, and three from Rotorua. In the words of Alf Brooks…
From such humble
If you would like to play for one of our teams then please don't hesitate to get in touch, or just come down to our training on either a Tuesday or Thursday evening
If you have experience managing or coaching football teams and would like to help out, then please get in touch.
The club wouldn't be the same without sponsorship from local businesses. If you would like to sponsor the club then please contact us for more information on the sponsorship packages.
Want to Join The Club?
If you are looking to play, coach, referee or just help out, then please get in touch.