Teams

UC Football is home to 19 Mainland teams, ranging from Premies to Masters. In addition, we also have multiple Sunday League teams (as of 2021, we had 4) 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 page (UC Football Club) 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

Premier League (WPL)

Our premier team is for those who wish to challenge themselves at the very top of women’s football in Christchurch. 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 10:30am

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

Canterbury Championship League (CCL)

Our Championship team plays in the Canterbury Championship League (CCL). This team is for quality footballers wishing to play against some of the best upcoming teams in the South Island. These games are recorded and analysed by UC Rec & Sport interns to aid player development. Many UC players have gone on to represent Canterbury United from here.

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

Kick-Off:
Saturday 2:45pm

CCL Reserves

The Reserves team is for those wishing to play at a high level and push into the Championship team. They train alongside the Championship team and work with the same coaching staff.

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 train alongside Division 1.

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

Kick-Off:
Saturday 2:30pm

Division 1

The Div 1 side is ideal for players who are unable to commit to the requirements of CCL/Reserve football but still wish to play competitively. They trains alongside U19.

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 2-8

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

Kick-Off:
Saturday 2:30pm

Presidents (Division 7)

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

president

MATT HODGETT

president@ucfootball.co.nz

Vice President

JESS MCFARLANE

vice.president@ucfootball.co.nz

Secretary

KATE FOX

secretary@ucfootball.co.nz

Treasurer

REFIN SEPHIO

treasurer@ucfootball.co.nz

Grants Manager

Katie Rose

grants@ucfootball.co.nz

SPONSORSHIP MANAGER

EDMUND FORDYCE

sponsorship@ucfootball.co.nz

Social Events Manager

Tiffany Lott & Maggie Tarry

social.events@ucfootball.co.nz

Social Competitions Manager

WIll Conibear

social.comps@ucfootball.co.nz

Social Teams Manager

Thomas Heathcoat

social.teams@ucfootball.co.nz

Fields Manager

Nathan Brouwer

grants@ucfootball.co.nz

Football Development Officer (FDO)

Finn Peterson

developmentofficer.ucafc@gmail.com

Social Media/Marketing Manager

Ben Scales

marketing@ucfootball.co.nz

Website Manager

Saul Preshner

General Executives

Jackie Chan

Adam Doherty

Raj Deep Tamkot

Ethan Deans

Robert Methven

Elliot Anderson-Evans

WPL Head Coach

Elliot Anderson-Evans

womenscoach@ucfootball.co.nz

CCL Head Coach

Anthony O'Connor

menscoach@ucfootball.co.nz

CWCL Head Coach

Esther Marshall

Assistant Coach

Ben Ellis

Assistant Coach

Owen Rees

Assistant Coach

Patrick Morris

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 the 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.

Changing Rooms

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Our Facilities

Ilam Fields

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