Teams

UC Football is home to 19 Mainland teams, ranging from Premiers to Masters. In addition, we also have multiple Sunday League teams for both Men and Women.

In addition to having teams playing in the weekend leagues, we also run a range of internal competitions, including Summer Fives, Summer Sevens and Uni-League (11-a-side). These competitions are run on a term by term basis and as such are aligned with the University of Canterbury’s timetable. Details of these are posted through our Facebook pages (UC Football Club, UC Football – Social Competitions) and our News page. 

Due to the huge number of teams, UC Football is the largest sporting club at the University of Canterbury, with over 1000 members.

WOMEN

South island league

Our premier team is for those who wish to challenge themselves at the very top of women’s football in Christchurch and the South Island. The premiers train twice a week with excellent coaching staff. Many UC Premier players have gone on to secure scholarships to US Universities, represent the Canterbury Pride and even Football Ferns!

Training:
Monday/Wednesday
6:30pm-8:30pm
at Ilam Fields

Kick-Off:
Saturday 12:30pm (times will vary)

Championship League (CWCL)

The development team play in the Christchurch Women’s Championship League and is for those wishing to play at a high level and push into the Premier squad. They train alongside the Premier team and work with the same coaching staff. 

Training:
Monday/Wednesday
6:30pm-8:30pm
at Ilam Fields

Kick-Off:
Saturday 10:30am

MEN

Southern League

Our premier team plays in the Southern League. This team is for quality footballers wishing to play against the best teams in the South Island. These games are recorded and analysed by UC Rec & Sport interns to aid player development. This is the highest level available in the South Island during winter.

Training:
Tuesday/Thursday
6:30pm-8:00pm
at Ilam Fields

Kick-Off:
Saturday 2:45pm

Southern League Reserves (U20)

The Reserves team plays in the Mens Championship League. This team is for those wishing to play at a high level and push into the premier team. They train alongside the top team and work with the same coaching staff. This team is mainly comprised of players under 20 years of age.

Training:
Tuesday/Thursday
6:30pm-8:30pm
at Ilam Fields

Kick-Off:
Saturday 12:30pm

Under 19 Premiers

Our U19 Premier’s is perfect for those first-year students looking for competitive football that wish to work their way into the CCL and Reserve squads. They have comitted coaches and train twice per week.

Training:
Tuesday/Thursday
5:15pm-6:30pm
at Ilam Fields

Kick-Off:
Saturday 10:45am

3rd xi

The 3rd XI side is ideal for players who are unable to commit to the requirements of Southern League/Reserves football but still wish to play competitively. They play in the senior mens Championship League.

Training:
Tuesday/Thursday
5:15pm-6:30pm
at Ilam Fields

Kick-Off:
Saturday 2:30pm

Under 19 Development

Our U19 Development is for those that wish to play youth football and is ideal for first years at University looking for a semi-competitive grade to play.

Training:
Wednesday
5:15pm-6:45pm
at Ilam Fields

Kick-Off:
Saturday 10:45am

Divisions 4-9

For those wishing to play semi-competitively but with optional trainings.

Kick-Off:
Saturday 2:30pm

Presidents (Division 9)

President’s Football is perfect for those transitioning from senior football to Masters football. It is also great for those wishing to play semi-competitively.

Training:
Tuesday
6:30pm
at Ilam Fields

Kick-Off:
Saturday 2:30pm

Masters

Masters Football is for those aged 35+ who just can’t stop playing the beautiful game. Our masters team are always looking for players to join their ranks.

Training:
Tuesday
6:30pm
at Ilam Fields

Kick-Off:
Saturday 2:30pm

WOMENS

Sunday Women's

The Sunday League team is perfect for those unable to play Saturdays due to other commitments or are just looking to play socially. Trainings are optional

Kick-Off:
Sunday 10:30am

MENS

Canterbury Sunday Soccer League (CSSL)

We have three Sunday League teams that compete in Division 1, 3, and 5. These are perfect for those unable tom play or who just want to play socially. Plus, subs are cheaper due to it being run by a separate organisation (Canterbury Sunday Soccer League, CSSL). Trainings are optional.

Kick-Offs:
Sunday 2:30pm

Senior Futsal academy

Mens & Womens

UCAFC is excited to announce the beginning of our senior futsal academy in 2024. Running terms 2-4 of the university year, this is a fantastic opportunity for continued skill growth throughout the year. Those accepted to participate will train once a week with high-level coaches. Women’s trainings will be held on Thursday evenings. Men’s trainings will be held on Monday evenings. These trainings will workshop technical skills, build tactical knowledge, and upkeep futsal fitness. You do not need to be a university student to be selected for this programme.

Social Futsal League

Mixed

Social futsal is an inclusive league for both men and women played on Tuesdays.

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Anthony O'Connor

President

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Tiffany Ilott

Vice-President

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Kelsey Barrett

Secretary

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Zig Hale

Treasurer

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Grants & Sponsorship Manager

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Tessa Burns

Sponsorship Assistant

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Cheyenne Piercey

Grants Assistant

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Olivia Yardley

Social events manager

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Aly finlay

Social Events Assistant

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Matt Hodgett

Social competitions manager

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Saul Preshner

Web Development Manager

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Abdalla Weza

Assistant Web Developer

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Natalie Robinson

Social teams manager

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Owen rees

Social teams assistant

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Kenzie Falco

Futsal manager

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Todd Vermeir

Community Development Officer

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Fereshteh Daneshi

Social media & marketing manager

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Position Vacant

Social Media Assistant

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Lorenzo fini

Social competitions assitant

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Livv herman

Kit & Asset manager

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Aidan Kirby-vaughan

Fields manager

Finn seeds

Fields assistant

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Aldo miramontes

Southern league head coach

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Ben Ellis

Assistant coach

James anderson

Goalkeeper coach

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Elliot Anderson-Evans

Womens HEad COach

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Blake Barrett

Womens Assistant coach

Sam McDonnell

Mens Assistant coach

Dan McNaught

Mens 2nd XI Assitant coach

Patrick Morris

Mens 3rd XI coach

Alex Ivory

Womens Manager

Jonte Clifton

Womens 2nd XI coach

Matt Hodgett

Womens 2nd XI Assistant coach

Megan Rutter

Womens 3rd XI coach

ABOUT OUR CLUB

History

Established in 1945, and based at Ilam Fields on the University of Canterbury Campus, UCAFC represents both Canterbury and Lincoln Universities on Christchurch’s football fields.

UC Football is the largest senior football club in the South Island. We offer Men’s and Women’s football to accommodate all ambition and ability.

Our Philosophy

 

Here at UC Football, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to have fun playing football, at an affordable price. Our focus is on providing a great experience for all our members whether your ambitions are to play premier or social football.

Our Fields

Ilam Fields

Ilam Fields is the home of UC Football. Located across the road from the university campus it is an ideal location for anyone wanting to get involved.

Middleton & Ray Blank Park

These council owned parks are used as home away from home grounds. They allow us to provide for our large number of teams.