Ferrymead Bays Football Club History

The Club was formed in 1972 by a group of six enthusiasts. By 1986 the Club typically entered 8 to 10 teams in the Canterbury Junior Football Assn Competitions, compared to the 30+ teams we now have. We also have 100+ children taking part in our First Kicks and Fun Football beginners group on Saturday mornings.

Our number one home ground is Barnett Park, but we also have pitches at Ferrymead Park and Redcliffs Park. Training floodlights were installed at Barnett Park in 1996.

Life started out as Bays United AFC but the name was expanded to include Ferrymead to identify with the rapid expanding residential and commercial areas along with its sponsorship opportunities.

In 2002 Ferrymead Bays FC 1st Team won the Mainland Premier League for the first time after securing promotion from Division 1 in 2001 under the guidance of former NZ All White star Bobby Almond. Bays 1st Team also won the Mainland Premier League for a second time when they were victorious in 2006 under coach Fred Simpson.

Two back-to-back Premier League Titles were won when coach Mick Braithwaite's side lifted the trophy again in 2011 and 2012.

The Mainland Premier League was won again in 2017 under Danny Halligan to make it 5 successes to the club

The English Cup has been won on 4 occasions in 2009, 2012, 2013 & 2016, along with the South Island Championship in 2012

2021 saw the Senior Women's team return to the Womens Premier League for the first time in 10 years and the Men's Premier team win the Southern Qualifying League to enter into the newly formed South Island League.

The strength of the clubs pathway was confirmed in 2021 when the Mens Reserves went unbeaten through the season to win the MPL Reserve Division and the U19's remained undefeated through their Canterbury Development League campaign to win the title.