Men's First Team

The FC Nelson 1st XI team has played in the Local Nelson First Division since the club's inception in 2011. Over that ten-year period the team has maintained a high level of excellence, winning the league four times and finishing in the top three every year, bar one.

In 2019 the team began building towards a side capable of competing at a higher level, with the club pushing for Southern League qualification and obtained a play-off against Christchurch United. While the team was unable to obtain the end goal in that instance, it continues to strive towards the standards of excellence required and to create better opportunities for its players to represent the club at the highest level possible.

The first team is built on the strong support of the Nelson community, including local businesses such as Sheehan Financial and has a primary concentration on nurturing and developing Nelson's local footballing talent, including refugees hailing from the Myanmar, Nepal, Chin, and Colombian communities.

The team is currently lead by Head Coach Paul Brydon, alongside his team.

1st team 2024 - Coached by Paul Brydon

Reserves/U17 team 2024 - Coached by Danny Anderson


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