Ferrymead Bays FC 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 and made it a hat-trick of Championship Titles when coach Mick Braithwaite's side lifted the trophy again in 2011 and 2012.
To emphasise the strength of the football club, our Senior Reserve side also won the MPL Reserve league in 2011 and were runners up in 2012.