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Weather Outlook:Wed: 7/9 Mostly Cloudy. Thu: 8/9 Chance of Showers. Fri: 9/9 Partly Cloudy. Sat: 10/9 Fine. CUP DAY: 11/9 Partly Cloudy.more
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** 2016 Midget/Junior/Youth Prize Giving **

Friday 7th October:Youth 13th to 17th Grades starts at 7:00pm. Saturday 8th October:Midget 5th and 6th Grade starts at 9.00am, Midget 7th Grade starts at 10:00am ,Midget 8th Grade starts at 11.30am, Junior 9th and 10th Grades starts at 1:00pm, Junior 11th and 12th Grades starts at 2:30pm. All sessions held at Birkdale Intermediate School Hall.more
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Senior Prize Giving

Birkenhead United Senior Teams Prize Giving date is Saturday 1st October. Entry by ticket - no door sales. Tickets will be on sale from the Bar soon. All queries to Gareth Williams.more

Little Champions Holiday Programme

The popular LITTLE CHAMPIONS Beach Haven Multisport Holiday Programme will be running again these coming school holidays. Click on the link for all the information; http://www.littlechampions.org.nz/more

Chatham Cup @ Kauri Park School THIS FRIDAY!!

Miss your chance to get a photo with the Chatham Cup on Sunday? Don't worry, Coach Paul Hobson and several First Team players will be taking the Cup to the Inter-School Cross Country event at Kauri Park School at 10:00am this Friday!more

Chatham Cup Highlights

Relive all the big moments from Sunday's epic game in this highlights video courtesy of NZ - http://tinyurl.com/z94lgat [Photo Credit: Photosport]more

Thanks

Thanks to all the supporters who came to QBE Stadium today to witness history as the club won it's first Chatham Cup. Your support helped lift the team when it counted most!more

2016 Chatham Cup Champions!!

Chatham Cup Final : Birkenhead United 3 - 2 Waitakere City (AET). BIR: Jarrod Smith(2), Ethan Galbraith.more

** TICKET UPDATE **

Supporters buses now fully sold out. Bus & Breakfast fully sold out.
Game Tickets still available - Friday - 5:30pm-8:00pm @ the Club Bar, Saturday - 8:30am-12 noon @ Juniors Shop, Saturday - 2:30pm-7:00pm @ the Club Bar.more

Get Your Supporters Flag For Sunday!

Have you ordered yourself one of our great supporters flags yet? Supply is very limited (30 only) and they can be purchased from the clubrooms on Saturday for only $20 each. To reserve your flag email kelly@salasaihome.co.nz . Payment is on pickup and please note that these come without pole (flag only).more

>> CHATHAM CUP TICKET PICKUP <<

Click through to find out when you can pickup your tickets to Sunday's big game...more

TICKET REMINDER

Today is the deadline for getting your requests in for special price supporters tickets as well as tickets for our Supporters Bus and Breakfast & Bus options. Click through for all the info...more

>> CHATHAM CUP - BREAKFAST & BUS OPTIONS <<

We have some great Chatham Cup experiences on offer to enhance your Cup Day including bus transport and breakfast at the clubrooms before the big game. Click through for all the details...more

** Chatham Cup Final Tickets **

Tickets for the big game will be $10 for adults and children under 16 free, but if you're a club member or supporter and wear your club colours on the day you can get a ticket for only $5! Click through for all the details...more

Only 9 Days To Go!!

There are only 9 days until Birkenhead United plays in it's first Chatham Cup Final. We want YOU there and in Red & White!!more

Cup Weekend - By The Numbers

How many players from Birkenhead's three winning Napier U19 Teams and two winning ACFC U17 Teams have been involved in our Chatham Cup campaign this year? Click through to find out...more

Chatham Cup Banner Competition

We're running our popular banner competition again this year so get designing and be in to win great prizes! Click through for all the details...more

Cup Day Update #1

We have so much planned for Cup Day on August 28th that we can't fit it all in one post!To get the ball rolling, here is a guide to what-is-where on the day.Stay tuned for more regular updates...more

** AGM POSTPONEMENT **

Please note that tonight's AGM has been postponed until next Wednesday (August 17th) due to the clash with rescheduled Men's First Team game vs Central at the Croatian Club tonight (7:30pm kickoff).more

Chatham Cup : Birkenhead United 3 - 0 Forrest Hill

A second half goal to Ryan Cain and two to Jack Salter see Birkenhead through to the Chatham Cup Semi Finals for only the second time in club history!more

Chatham Cup : THIS SUNDAY

Don't miss the biggest game of the season so far when Birkenhead United travel to Becroft Park to take on local rivals Forrest Hill in the Quarter-Final of the 2016 Chatham Cup. Kickoff is at 2:30pm and make sure to wear your Red & White!more

>> FIELDS CLOSED - Thursday July 7th<<

ALL fields including Training Pitch @ Shepherds Park are closed for training today.more

Las Vegas Night - Saturday August 13th

Come along for a night of fun, glitz, glamour, and excitement! Saturday 13th August is the night that the Div1 Unclean Ltd side are having their Casino Night fundraiser. Click through for all the details...more

** Chatham Cup : R3 : Birkenhead 2 - 0 Western Springs **

Birkenhead defeat Western Springs in Round 3 of the 2016 Chatham Cup thanks to two first half goals from Ethan Galbraith. The Team now face East Coast Bays @ Bay City Park next Saturday (July 16th).more

>> Chatham Cup Game - This Sunday - July 10th <<

After a long delay Birkenhead's cup journey gets back underway this Sunday when we take a short trip over the bridge to take on Western Springs @ Seddon Fields. Kickoff is at 3:00pm and the Team would love to have your support!!more

** Fixture Changes & Cancellations for Saturday July 2nd **

ALL Small Whites 9th and 10th Grade games and ALL Girls-Only 9th and 10th Grade games are postponed.more

Little Champions Holiday Programme.

School holidays are almost here again and registrations are now open for the very popular Little Champions Holiday Programme. The programme is now multi-sport, not just football, to keep the kids more entertained for the full week.For details and registration, visit; http://www.littlechampions.org.nz Registration closes this Friday, so get in quick as places are filling fast.more

>> Saturday June 25th - Morning Football Still On <<

Midget and Junior football is still going ahead as planned this morning.more

Goal of the Month Competition

Our friends over at MY F.C. have just launched a “GOAL OF THE MONTH” Competition with some really great prizes. The competition is open to both junior and senior players - follow the link for all the details; http://tinyurl.com/hvk3glnmore

First Team @ Home This Saturday! (June 18th)

Get down to Shepherds Park this Saturday to catch the First Team taking on Tauranga City @ 3pm. The Reserves kickoff at 12:30pm against Tauranga and both teams would love to have your support!more

>> Home Game - THIS WEEKEND <<

Birkenhead United will host Melville United this Saturday @ Shepherds Park with the Reserves kicking-off at 12:30pm and the First Team at 3:00pm. Saturday also sees the welcome return of Sam Burfoot to the club so come along and show your support !more

** No Training on Pitch #2 **

To avoid further damage to pitch #2 after recent rain, please do not train on it for the rest of the week. The #4 pitch or dedicated Training Pitch can be used as an alternative. Thanks.more

** Win the Holiday of a Lifetime! **

Major club sponsor - Harcourts Cooper & Co are running a great competition until the end of June for anyone who lists and sells a house with them. If you're thinking of selling talk to our local sponsor - Liz Hurley, to get yourself into the draw.more

Auf Wiedersehen Jack!

This weekend marks the first home game of the season for the Men's First Team and also the last game at Birkenhead United for Jack Hobson-McVeigh before he heads overseas. We hope you can all make it down to Shepherds Park on Saturday to honour a very special player who has given so much for the club. Click through for all the details...more

ACFC U17 Highlights Package

For those of you who couldn't make it to the ACFC U17 Tournament last weekend and missed all the action as Birkenhead achieved the rare distinction of becoming back-to-back champions here is a great highlights package (now including award ceremony). http://tinyurl.com/hzwvw65more

NRFL Premier Division : Birkenhead 4 - 3 ECB

Birknhead open the new season on a winning note. Birkenhead 4 – 3 ECB (HT: 0-2)
BIR: Tom Boss, Ethan Galbraith (pen), Daniel Mulholland, Godwin Darkwamore

** Thursday March 24th - Fields CLOSED **

All trainings tonight are cancelled as Shepherds Park fields have been closed by the council due to the weather.more

>> It All Starts Tomorrow! <<

The 2016 season kicks off tomorrow for our NRFL Men's Premier and Premier Reserve Teams as they travel up the road to take on local rivals East Coast Bays @ Bay City Park. The teams would love to have your support for their first games of the new season so get along to see the new look squads and show your support! The Reserves kickoff at 12:30 followed by the First Team at 3:00pm.more

Campeones! Campeones!

Massive congratulations to our U17 Squad - Winners of New Zealand's premier U17 tournament - the Auckland City FC U17 Youth Tournament which was held this weekend at Western Springs. What a fantastic effort and Birkenhead are now back-to-back champions of this tournament!!more

Meet the First Team - THIS FRIDAY!

The season is almost here and so is your chance to meet the Men's First Team & Development Squads for 2016. Bring the kids along for a game against our senior players and then come up to the clubrooms to meet the players. All clubmembers and supporters welcome! Click through for details...more

*** Yellow Pages Fundraiser - Saturday March 12th ***

A HUGE thanks to all players and supporters who helped out over the weekend on our fundraiser - job well done!more

>> 13th & 15th Grade Metro Trials - THIS MONDAY<<

We are holding 13th & 15th Grade metro trials for 2016 on Monday 7th March from 5pm – 6.30pm on fields 1 & 2. If your son is keen to play in a Metro league this season, please come down to Shepherds Park on Monday.more

Positions Vacant

CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM LEADER AND CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITIONS - These positions are not with the club but we are posting here as may be of interest to our members and supporters. Click through for all the details...more

9th -12th Grade Trials

Click through for all the info about trials for 9th-12th Grade Teams...more

** CANCELLATIONS - Monday, February 29th **

Due to weather and field closures tonight's Academy session as well as 13th & 15th Grade trainings are cancelled.more

2016 Season Registrations

Due to limited places and unprecedented demand in some grades the registrations portal for the Midget and Junior grades (5 - 12 years old) will close this Sunday 28th February. Get in quick to register your player and not miss out this season.more

13th Grade Metro

Birkenhead United is pleased to announce that Christian Gray – Men's First Team player, will coach the Birkenhead 13th Grade Metro team for 2016. Pre-season training commenced on Monday 15th February at Shepherds Park from 5pm thru to 6.30pm. Please register your child's intention to attend pre-season training and attend a trial by emailing Ben at bmcquay@xtra.co.nzmore

NFF Coach Development Day

Registrations for the NFF Coach Development Day close next week - click through for all the details.more

Trivia Night

The club is hosting a trivia/auction night at the clubrooms on Friday 19th Feb. Teams of 5, $10 per person or $50 per team. 6.30pm entry/registration for a 7pm start. All proceeds go towards a defibrillator for the club so please come and support a good cause. Any questions, see Gareth Williams.more

2016 Registrations - NOW OPEN

Registrations for the 2016 season are now open - click on the menu item above to go to our registration page.more

Summer Academy - Enrollments CLOSED

Thanks to all who registered for our Summer Academy - enrollments are now closed.more

Secret Santa

We will be running our annual Xmas Eve Secret Santa at the clubrooms - names to Scotty at the bar or Debbie at ozzyfreak@slingshot.co.nz Santa arrives at 6.30pm, nibbles provided.more

Position Vacant

We are seeking expressions of interest from qualified football coaches to fulfil our Womens Conference Reserve team. Click through for all the details...more

Christmas Raffle - Winners Drawn !

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Xmas Raffle - over $2000 was raised. Click through for a list of the winners...more

Birkenhead Winners !!

Birkenhead United picked-up three prestigious awards at the North Harbour Sports Excellence awards on Friday night. Click through to find out more...more

>> Special Event - U19 Celebration <<

All clubmembers and supporters are invited to the clubrooms this Friday (October 30th) at 6:30pm to recognise and celebrate the very special achievement of the Birkenhead United U19 Team who won the Napier U19 Nationals on Labour Weekend. Please join us tomorrow evening to congratulate the players on this fantastic success.more

Summer Academy Session Times and Squads Announced

We still have a couple of spaces left for players between 8-12th Grade to join the Junior Summer Academy, click through for contact details and for session times and squad lists...more

Napier U19s - Birkenhead are back to back CHAMPIONS !!

Congratulations to the Birkenhead U19 Team and staff who have completed the very special feat of winning back to back U19 National titles in Napier. Click through for all the results from the weekend's tournament...more

Napier U19s - THIS WEEKEND!!

Good Luck to the Birkenhead U19s who head to Napier tomorrow to defend their National title! Make sure you check out the club Facebook page this weekend to catch up on the results http://tinyurl.com/q9gdam9more

Private Trainer Sessions

If you're keen to avoid injuries and enhance performance on the field click through to find out what services are offered by Private Trainer - Kaushik Talukdar ...more

Summer Academy - Registrations OPEN

Registrations are now open for our new Summer Academy for 8th to 12th Grade players. Sessions will include a futsal component at our new Shepherds Park futsal courts. Click through for all the details...more

Sean Skeens named in NZ U17 Squad

Congratulations to Sean Skeens who has been named in the New Zealand U17 squad that will travel to Chile this month and compete in the FIFA U17 World Cup. Sean continues Birkenhead United's proud recent history of producing NZ U17 World Cup players. Good luck from all of us at the club!more

Futsal Leagues - Starting Soon!

Our Futsal leagues start in October. Visit our Futsal page from the menu above for all the info or jump on the Birkenhead Futsal Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/nq2sw8zmore

Summer Senior Mixed 7-a-side - Registrations OPEN

Registrations are now open for our popular annual competition. Click through for details and get in quick as places are limited...more

** Junior Summer Football **

Registrations are now open for our popular 3-a-side junior football leagues. Places always fill fast so get in quick ! http://tinyurl.com/l9g5cyamore

>> U19 Golf Fundraiser <<

Anyone wanting to participate, but doesn't have a team, please contact clintbarclay71@gmail.com We have a few slots to fill, and can put you into a team. No "official" handicap needed, and all golfing abilities welcome.more

Night Game - THIS THURSDAY

Get down to Shepherds Park this Thursday evening for your last chance to see the Men's First Team in action at home for 2015 as they take on Central United under the lights. Kickoff @ 7pm.more

Senior Prize Giving

Save the date! Senior Prize Giving will take place on Saturday October 3rd starting at 6:30pm at the Clubrooms. Tickets are available now. Click through for details...more

2015 Junior Prize Giving

Dates and times have been finalized for 2015 Junior Prize Giving. Click through for details...more

An Open Letter to Club Members from the President

Click through to read an open letter to all club members from the President...more

Banner Competition - Closes TODAY

There's still time to get your entries in for our Banner Competition - but you have to be quick! Get you entries to us by Friday evening as judging takes place on Saturday morning. For those of you who aren't entering the comp or who haven't finished your banners yet - bring them down to Shepherds Park on Sunday morning and we'll find a place to hang them for the big game!more

Sunday Layout

Here's a layout map for Cup Day to help you find your way around. Make sure you get to the grounds early as we are expecting a big crowd for the game.more

The Red & White Army

Make sure you wear your Birko club colours with pride this Sunday - we want a sea of Red & White at Shepherds Park !!more

** CANCELLATIONS ** - Tuesday September 1st

ALL Fields (including Training Pitch)at Shepherds Park are CLOSED for ALL play today. 7th Grade Training CANCELLED.more

THIS SUNDAY...

You won't want to miss this one ...more

>> Home Game This Weekend <<

Don't miss your chance to catch some local derby action tomorrow as Glenfield Rovers pay us a visit at Shepherds Park. The Reserves kickoff at 12:30 followed by First Team at 2:45pm.more

Lotto NRFL Round 20: Birkenhead 2 - 2 East Coast Bays

Points were shared at Bay City Park in the local derby. Click through for scorers...more

Chatham Cup Banner Competition

We want to decorate Shepherds Park to the max for our FIRST EVER Chatham Cup Semi-Final on Sunday August 30th and we need your help to do it !! Click through for all the details...more

10th Grade Brazil named ASB Team of the Week

Congratulations to the Birkenhead 10th Grade Brazil Team who have been named by New Zealand Football as the ASB Team of the Week. Click through to find out more about the Team and for link to NZ Football story...more

Chatham Cup Quarter-Final: Birkenhead 3 - 0 Central

The Team are Semi-Final bound for the first time in club history !!!
Great day at Shepherds and a big thanks to all the supporters who came along to back the Team ! Click through for scorers...more

Calling all Birkenhead United supporters ...

This Sunday, at 2pm we take on five time winners Central United in the Chatham Cup Quarter-Finals at Shepherds Park.Your home support at this game is vital.
Get please get behind the boys this Sunday as they attempt to reach the Cup Semi-Finals for the first time in club history - dress up in Red & White and make lots of noise to support the team! Your support will make the difference.more

This Sunday, 2pm, Shepherds Park.

#Redemption.more

Club Annual General Meeting - TONIGHT

The Birkenhead United AGM will take place on Wednesday 5th August at 7PM. Please bring your membership card if attending.more

Birkenhead United Annual Report 2014/2015

The Annual Report for 2014/2015 is now available. Click through for a copy...more

** FIELDS CLOSED - WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5TH **

All fields except for dedicated Training Pitch are CLOSED for ALL play today.more

Chatham Cup Quarter-Final - THIS SUNDAY

The wait is almost over. Make sure you don't miss all the action this coming Sunday when Birkenhead take on Central United @ Shepherds - Sunday August 9th, 2:00pm !more

Girls Academy Term 3 - Registrations now open.

Term 3 Registrations are now open for our popular Girls Academy. Click through for all the details...more

Lotto NRFL Round 17: Birkenhead 3 - 1 Western Springs

The Men's First Team extend their run of home wins with a solid result at Shepherds. Click through for scorers...more

U19 Youth Championship Golf Day Fundraiser

Entries are now open for our inaugural Golf Day Fundraiser to help send our U19 Team back to Napier in October to defend their national title. Places are strictly limited so make sure to get your entry in early! Click through for all the details...more

2015 Junior Team Photos

Dates have been announced for this years Midget, Junior and Youth Team photos. Click through for further info...more

Junior Development Futsal Program

Our new Junior Futsal Program kicks off on July 20th and is a great way to improve your skills. Places are limited so click through to get all the info...more

Lotto NRFL Round 16: Birkenhead 1 - 1 Bay Olympic

Points were shared at Crum Park on Saturday in the NRFL. Goal: Ethan Galbraith.more

Chatham Cup 1/4 Final - HOME GAME !!!

Sunday August 9th is the date you'll want to keep free - that's when Birkenhead take on Central United @ Shepherds for a place in the Chatham Cup Semi-Finals. Kickoff is at 2:00pm. This is one you don't want to miss !!!more

Chatham Cup Round 4: Birkenhead 2 - 0 ECB

A great home victory in front of a big crowd sees Birkenhead qualify for the Quarter-Finals. Click through for scorers...more

Chatham Cup Flashback - #3

It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." — Vince Lombardi. Sometimes the most memorable games aren't the great victories. Click through to read about the 2012 Chatham Cup Quarter-Final...more

Chatham Cup Flashback - #2

Today's installed recaps an epic match between Birkenhead and fierce local rivals Glenfield Rovers in a game that had everything - including 'nailgate'. Click through to read all about it...more

Chatham Cup Flashback - #1

Leading up to this weekend's HUGE Chatham Cup game we will be reliving some of the big moments from recent years. Click through for today's installment...more

Chatham Cup Poster Competition

Junior players - be in to win a Lotto sports pack when you design a poster/banner to be displayed at next weekends Chatham game against East Coast Bays. Click through for all the details...more

Lotto NRFL Round 14: Birkenhead 4 - 0 Melville

Birkenhead treat spectators to an entertaining and dominant home performance ahead of next weekend's Chatham Cup fixture. Click through for scorers...more

Junior Tournaments

The dates and info for 2015 junior tournaments have now been announced. Click through for details, or look under the '2015 Season' menu above...more

HUGE Home Game for Round 4 of the Chatham Cup !!!

We get our first home game of the 2015 Chatham Cup on the weekend of July 11/12 when we take on arch rivals East Coast Bays at Shepherds Park. Date and time to be confirmed ...more

Chatham Cup Round 3 : Birkenhead 3 - 1 Forrest Hill

Birkenhead ease into the 4th round with a good away win. Goals to Adam Dickinson (2) and Dan Morgan. Draw for Round 4 is live on Twiter at midday Tuesday (June 30th).more

Birkenhead vs NZ U23 Olympic Team - THIS WEDNESDAY !!

Head down to Shepherds Park this Wednesday night (June 24th) at 7pm to see the Men's First Team take on the New Zealand U23 Olympic Team (featuring Bill Tuiloma) as they prepare for their qualifiers.more
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Junior Disco

Our Junior Disco will take place on Friday July 3rd at the clubrooms. There will be a door prize and raffles on offer during the evening. Click through for all the details...more

Monday Night Senior Futsal League

Just a quick reminder that the Monday night senior futsal league is kicking off on 15 June. Click through for all the details on how you can be part of this exciting new development at the club...more

Goalkeeper Training

If you wish your junior / youth goalkeeper to receive specialist training they are welcome to attend the weekly session with Nic Cowling. Click through for details ...more

Women's Conference Team Announce Sponsor

Birkenhead United are pleased to announce Simply Fresh as the premier shirt front sponsor of the Womens Conference team. Simply Fresh, located in Ocean View Road, Northcote supply premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables to our community and are generous sponsors of the club. Support them with your business by wearing your Birkenhead badged merchandise or shirt and receive a free coffee.more

Lotto NRFL Round 11 : Birkenhead 2 - 3 Central

A late charge was not enough as Birkenhead fell to Central. Click through for scorers...more

Men's First Team vs Futsal Whites

Make sure you get down to Shepherds Park tonight to see Birkenhead United take on the NZ Futsal Whites on the new purpose built courts at the Beach Haven Sports Centre. It all kicks-off at 6pm with a free junior training session on the courts followed by the game from 7pm. Click through for all the details...more

Lotto NRFL Round 10 : Birkenhead 1 - 1 Glenfield

Points were shared in the first local derby of the season. Click through for details...more

Birkenhead United Futsal Programme Kicks-Off

The club is excited to announce the kick-off of it's new Futsal programme on the newly refurbished multi-purpose courts at the Beachaven Tennis Club. It all starts next Wednesday with our Men's First Team taking on the NZ Futsal Whites in an exhibition game. Click through for all the details of the programme or go to the 'Futsal' menu above ...more

Birkenhead player named for NZ U17 Tri-Series

Congratulations to Birkenhead's Sean Skeens, who has been named in the New Zealand squad to compete at the U-17 Aspire Tri-Series in Qatar later this month. Click through for NZF announcement...more

Lotto NRFL : Round 6 - 9

Click through for results from recent NRFL games...more

Lotto NRFL Round 5 : Birkenhead 6 - 0 Bay Olympic

Birkenhead scores six unanswered goals to continue their strong home form. Click through for scorers...more

BIRKENHEAD UNITED vs NZ MEN'S U20

If you're after some quality midweek football then make sure you down to Shepherds Park this Wednesday (April 15th) at 6:45pm to see Birkenhead United take on the New Zealand Men's U20 Team as they prepare for next month's FIFA U20 World Cup.more

Lotto NRFL Round 4 : Birkenhead 8 - 2 Waitakere

Birkenhead get eight different players on the scoresheet as they comprehensively beat Waitakere City. Click through for scorers...more

2015 Junior & Youth Teams Announced

Click through for the 2015 Junior & Youth Teams or choose from the '2015 Season' menu above...more

First Team Mascot - Daniel Duthie : Birkenhead vs Onehunga

Congratulations to Daniel Duthie - the first of our Men's First Team mascots for the 2015 season. Daniel escorted the Team out onto Shepherds Park for the first home game of the season on Good Friday. Thanks Daniel - great work!more

Lotto NRFL Round 2 & 3

Birkenhead pick up six points over the Easter Weekend with two good wins. Click through for full details...more

WANTED - First Team Mascots !!

The Men's First Team are looking for a junior player to act as Team mascot for each home game this season, starting THIS FRIDAY ! Click through for all the details ...more

NRFL Season Kickoff

The Lotto NRFL Premier League kicks-off with our Men's First Team & Reserves travelling to Seddon Fields tomorrow (Saturday March 28th) to take on Western Springs. The teams would love to see you there, so lets get the Red & White Army on the road early and show some support !!more

U17 Winners **Special Presentation ** - This Thursday

There will be a special medal and trophy presentation at the clubrooms this Thursday at 8:15pm for our U17 Team - winners of the ACFC U17 Youth Tournament last weekend. This is a significant result in the premier U17 competition in New Zealand so please come down to congratulate the team and show your support !more

Birkenhead @ ACFC U17 Tournament **CHAMPIONS !!**

Congratulations to the Birkenhead United U17 Team - National Champions after winning the Championship Final at the ACFC U17 Youth Tournament at Western Springs this weekend !! Click through for results...more

Meet the First Team - THIS FRIDAY !!

Make sure you get along to Shepherds Park on Friday March 20th as the club kicks off the 2015 season with a chance to meet this year's Men's First Team. There's fun and games for the kids too, and hot food will be available. Click through for all the details...more

Pre-Season Results **UPDATED 19/3**

With the start of the season just over a month away, the Men's First Team and Development Team have been busy in preseason action. Click through for results and scorers so far...more

Women's Elite Squad Fundraiser

How would you like some fantastic wines at unbeatable prices, and help fundraise for our Elite Women's Squad at the same time? Sileni Estates are offering some superb wines to enjoy now or to stock up your cellar for winter. Wine can be ordered by the bottle or by the case. Click through for full details...more

** Yellow Pages Fundraiser ** - JOB DONE !!

Thanks to all the clubmembers and family that gave up their time this weekend to help with our major 2015 fundraiser !more

Update From Northern Football CEO

Please click through to read about how you can support NFFs submission to Auckland Council on theier Long Term Plan...more

NFF Coaching Courses for 2015

Click through for details on upcoming coaching courses...more

Upcoming Pre-Season Games

Click through for the list of upcoming games for our Men's First Team...more

>>> 2015 Registrations - Most Grades Now Full <<<

Registrations for most Midget, Junior, and Youth grades are now full. For enquiries, please click on the menu link above...more

We Need YOUR Help This Sunday !

We urgently require at least 50 volunteers to help us this coming Sunday (March 8th) at the Beach Haven Tennis Courts as we prepare the surfaces for the installation of Futsal courts. Click through to find out how you can help...more

Latin Party

Birkenhead United's Catimba Team will be hosting a 'Latin Party' on March 7th. All the details can be found on the event Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/sudakanzmore

== Field Restrictions ==

To ensure our grounds are in usable condition for the start of the season - please do not use the #1 or #2 pitches for ANY games or training until further notice. Your co-operation in this is greatly appreciated.more
Volunteers Needed

Position Vacant - Match Day Programme Co-ordinator

A volunteer position is available for someone to co-ordinate the production of our Match Day Programmes. Click through for details...more

17th Grade Conference Players Wanted

We are looking for 2-3 additional players to join our 2015 17th Grade Conference squad. Click through to find out how you can be part of the Team...more

Birko Ladies - Conference & Reserves Training Info

Click through for training dates and times for our Birko Ladies Conference and Reserves Teams...more

9th -12th Grade Trial Dates

Click through for the list of trial dates for our 9th-12th Grade players...more

Birkenhead United Girl's Academy

Birkenhead United AFC extends an invite to all girls to participate in the girls only Academy to be run at Shepherds Park on Tuesday evenings, commencing February 3rd. Click through for all the details...more

Girls Junior & Youth 6-a-side Tournaments

Birkenhead United will be hosting 6-a-side pre-season tournaments in February 2015 for girls junior and youth grades. Click through for all the info ...more

Helping You Achieve Your Real Estate Goals **UPDATED OFFER**

...and helping Birkenhead United along the way. Thinking of selling your house, or know someone that is? Fancy making $500 for yourself and $500 for the club as well ? Click through to find out more...more

1 on 1 Masterclass with Elijah

Birkenhead First Team player and NZ U17 & U20 Rep, Elijah Neblett will be running some very special 1 on 1 masterclasses. These sessions are designed primarily for ages 6-10 and timeslots are limited. Masterclass sessions would make an ideal Xmas present for the young football player in your family and gift certificates are available. Click through for all the details...more

Birkenhead United Darts Singles Tournament

Keep Saturday January 31st free for the Annual Birkenhead United Darts Singles Tournament. The tournament is open to all clubmembers with prizes, trophies and bragging rights up for grabs. Click through for details...more

2015 13th Grade Metro Enrolment Open Day >>>NEW DATE<<<

If you're serious about taking your football to the next level with a club who has a proven record of youth development, make sure you come along to the Birkenhead United 2015 13th Grade Metro Enrolment Open Day on February 1st at our clubrooms. Click through for all the information...more

NZ Men's U17 - 'B' is for Birkenhead !!

Birkenhead United players - Sean Skeens, Daniel Lough and Louie Mills will be representing New Zealand as part of the Men's U17 squad that is in Samoa to contest the Oceania U17 Championship this week. Good luck boys, we're all proud of you!more

Happy New Year !!!

Happy New Year to all our players and supporters! We hope you had a great holiday break and look forward to seeing you soon for what promises to be an exciting 2015 season!more

Birkenhead Youth @ National Age Group Tournament

Congratulations to the Birkenhead United players named in the NFF squads who travel to Wellington this weekend to compete in National Age Group Tournament. Click through for list of players and more info about the tournament...more

Birkenhead Christmas Parade

The Birkenhead Christmas Parade is on Sunday 7th December. If you want to be part of the club float, click through for details...more

Girls Summer Academy

Birkenhead United's 'Girls only Academy' starts Tuesday, November 11th @ Shepherds Park. Click through to find out how you can be part of this exciting new development...more

Birkenhead United U19 vs Western Suburbs U19

Click on the link for video of the 2014 Napier U19 Tournament Final http://youtu.be/ULBs4Nws_vYmore

>>SPECIAL EVENT<< - Napier U19 Prizegiving

Birkenhead United would like to invite all clubmembers to a very special event to be held at the clubrooms on Friday November 14th, from 7:30pm where we will be recognising and celebrating the fantastic achievement of our U19 Team in winning the Napier U19 Tournament over Labour Weekend. We look forward to seeing you there !!more

Birkenhead U19s @ Napier - HIGHLIGHTS

Follow the link to view the 7 minute highlights package of Birkenhead United U19s at the Napier U19 Tournament. http://tinyurl.com/osnmtsw - Thanks to Gary Cox for filming and compiling the highlights package.more

Napier U19 Photos

Make sure you check out the 300+ photos from the Napier U19 Tournament. Simply choose the 'Photo Gallery' menu above or click this link http://tinyurl.com/k8x82ntmore

Birkenhead United - 2014 Napier U19 CHAMPIONS !!!

Congratulations to the Birkenhead U19 Team who have won the prestigious Napier U19 Tournament, beating Western Suburbs 4 - 3 after extra time in a nail-biting encounter that saw Birko recover from being 2 goals down at halftime. Goals: Elijah Neblett(2), Tommy Miller and Moses Dyer. Fantastic work Team !!more

Napier U19 Tournament **DAY 3**

Semi-Final: Birkenhead 2 - 0 Ellerslie (Harrison Bolton-Roberts,Elijah Neblett). Birkenhead play Western Suburbs in the Tournament Final at 12:00pm. GO BIRKO !!more

Napier U19 Tournament **DAY 1 & 2**

Pool Games: Birkenhead 3 - 0 Bay Olympic, Birkenhead 2 - 0 Tawa, Birkenhead 4 - 0 Miramar Rangers, Birkenhead 2 - 0 Ellerslie, Birkenhead 2 - 0 Stop Out. Quarter-Final: Birkenhead 2 - 0 Eastern Suburbs. Click through for scorers...more

Napier U19 Youth Tournament >>THIS WEEKEND<<

Best of luck to Birkenhead's U19 Team who travel to Napier this week to take part in New Zealand's Premier Under-19 tournament. Results will be updated on here, Twitter & Facebook throughout Labour Weekend. Click through for Team list and fixtures...GO BIRKO!!more

Birkenhead United Summer Football *REGISTRATIONS CLOSED**

All places now full for our popular kids Summer Football. Please click through to find out how to go on the waiting list...more

Birkenhead Players in ASB leagues

A total of 12 current Birkenhead United players will be playing in the ASB Youth League and ASB Premiership over the coming months so don't miss your chance to catch them in action. Congrats to all those players. Click through for list of players and link to ASB draws...more

9th Grade Nationals

After coming through the first two days of competition unbeaten, Birkenhead was ranked second overall moving into the Quarter-Finals of the 9th Grade Nationals. Unfortunately, the boys were unable to progress past a tough Ellerslie team. Hard luck boys, but well done on making it to the final eight !more

Little Champions - School Holiday Programme

The ‘Little Champions’ holiday programme is on again in the upcoming school holidays. The programme is run by Birkenhead United's Head of Football - Paul Hobson, and players can expect to have a lot of fun, learn great football skills and make new friends. Places fill fast, so don't miss out! Click through for all the details and link to website for registration...more
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2014 Junior & Youth Prizegiving

Click through for the updated dates and times of this year's junior and youth prizegiving ceremonies...more

>> Napier U19s Fundraiser - Horse Racing Evening & Auction <<

Make sure you come down to clubrooms on Saturday September 27th for a great evening of fun at our U19s fundraiser where there will be some great prizes on offer. Doors open at 6:30pm. All donations of items for the auction gratefully received. Click through for full details of the evening and contact details...more

Lotto NRFL Awards - Voting closes September 15 !!!

Stage two of the voting process closes soon so make sure you get your votes in for Paul Hobson as Coach of the Year and Jarrod Smith as Player of the Year. Click through for links... ...more

7th & 8th Grade Tournament **POSTPONED**

The Birkenhead United 7th & 8th Grade tournament is posponed today (Sunday 31st August) and will now be held on Sunday September 14th.more

Birkenhead Juniors @ Waitemata

The Birkenhead 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Teams recently competed at the Waitemata Tournament with stellar results, including TWO Championship wins. Well done to all the boys! Click through for team placings...more

9th Grade Tournament

The weather was stunning and the football was impressive as Birkenhead hosted 22 visiting teams at the annual 9th Grade Tournament. Click through for list of competition winners on the day...more

School Summer Football * CANCELLED TODAY *

**CANCELLATION** : School Summer Football for Wednesday October 29th has been cancelled due to the weather.more
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Junior Disco - TONIGHT !!

The Junior Disco is on tonight (Friday August 22nd) in the club rooms from 6:30-9:00pm. Tickets are only available at the door and entry fee is only $2 per child or $5 per family.more

Lotto NRFL Round 18: Birkenhead 3 - 2 Bay Olympic

A Birkenhead Team featuring plenty of young talent finished the 2014 season on a high with a great home victory over cross-town rivals Bay Olympic. Click through for scorers...more

Elijah named in NZ U20 Squad for Doha

Congratulations to Elijah Neblett who has been named in the Junior All Whites squad to travel to Doha next month. NZF announcement : http://tinyurl.com/otfnnl3more

Annual AGM

A reminder that the Birkenhead United 2014 Annual General meeting will be held at 7PM on Wednesday 20th August at the club rooms. All club members are invited to attend, to vote for the election of officers. Click through for further details...more

Lotto NRFL Round 13: Onehunga 1 - 4 Birkenhead

Four is the magic number as Birkenhead scored four goals in a game for the fifth time this season as they eased past Onehunga under the lights at Bill McKinley Park. Click through for scorers...more

Lotto NRFL Round 17 : Waitakere 1 - 4 Birkenhead

The Birkenhead Team secured all three points on their visit to Fred Taylor Park with a commanding victory over Waitakere. Click through for scorers...more

9th Grade win Albany Tournament

A huge congratulations to our 9th Grade Rep Team who won the Albany 9th Grade tournament, beating Fencibles 1-0 in the final. The team won all 6 of their tournament games, scoring an impressive 20 goals without conceding a single goal! Click through for scores and link to Photo Gallery...more

Team Photos *Updated*

Team Photos continue tonight (Monday August 11th). Click through for timetable...more

Lotto NRFL Round 14: Birkenhead 4 - 0 Ngaruawahia

Birkenhead bounce back from a difficult fortnight with a convincing victory at Shepherds Park. Thanks again to all the supporters who came to the game to cheer the Team on ! Click through for scorers...more

Lotto NRFL Round 15: Central 3 - 1 Birkenhead

There was to be no revenge for the Chatham Cup defeat inflicted by Central when Birkenhead traveled to the Croatian Club midweek to play under the lights, with Central United running out 3-1 winners on the night.more

Chatham Cup : Birkenhead United 3 - 4 Central United

One of the all time comebacks in Chatham Cup history saw Birkenhead's cup run for 2014 come to an end. Click through for scorers...more

Lotto NRFL Round 10 : Three Kings 0 - 4 Birkenhead

Birkenhead send a warning to Chatham Cup rivals Central United as they score their 16th goal in four games in a dominating display. Click through for scorers...more

Chatham Cup : Round 2: Onehunga Mangere 0 - 4 Birkenhead

Three second half strikes, including a world class finish from striker Jarrod Smith eased nerves and saw Birkenhead advance in the 2014 Chatham Cup. Thanks to all the supporters who traveled to Managere Mountain to watch the game. Click through for scorers...more

End of Record Run

Round 9 of the Lotto NRFL saw Birkenhead's record run of not losing a regular season away game since July 2010 come to an end as they were narrowly edged 3-2 at Bay Olympic. Click through for scorers...more

Birkenhead United 1 - 3 Junior All Whites

Thanks to all the supporters who turned-out for an entertaining Tuesday night match. Best of luck to the Junior All Whites who now travel to China for the Panda Cup Tournament ! Click through for pics and link to renowned blogger Enzo Giordani's coverage of the match...more

Lotto NRFL Round 8 : Birkenhead 6 - 1 Waitakere

A commanding second half performance sees Birkenhead win an important home game and move back up the Premier League ladder. Cick through for scorers...more

Duncan Cole

Our thoughts are with the family of former All White and Birkenhead United legend Duncan Cole who passed away on Wednesday. Duncan played for Birkenhead United from midget grades right through to senior level. Click through for tributes and articles about Duncan's career ...more

Damian Hirst Named in Junior All Whites

A big congratulations to Birkenhead United First Team keeper Damian Hirst who has been named in the Junior All Whites squad to compete in the Panda Cup International Cup in China this June. Click here for all the details; http://tinyurl.com/nwlkbnxmore

Chatham Cup - Junior Poster Competition

Click through for details of our great Chatham Cup poster competition - open to all Junior players (5-14) with a great prize for the best poster...more

Bill to play for All Whites in NZ

Congratulations to Birkenhead old boy, Bill Tuiloma who will be returning to NZ in May as part of the All Whites team to take on South Africa at Mt Smart. Bill has also been named in the Junior All Whites squad to travel to China in June.more

>> Little Champions Holiday Programme - No Session Wednesday July 9th <<

We regret to advise that due to the impending storm weather forecast (high winds and heavy rain) and a Council request not to use the grounds on Wednesday we have had to cancel the school holiday programme for Wednesday 9th July only. Click through for full details...more

** ALL Fields Closed - Wednesday June 11th **

ALL Fields at Shepherds Park are closed for Wednesday June 11th.more

** Cancellations This Weekend July 12-13 **

The Men's First Team game (Lotto NRFL Premier) @ Waikaraka Park is POSTPONED. There are significant numbers of ground closures around Auckland and most games across grades have been postponed unless on artificial surfaces. Please check with your team manager or the AFF/NFF website if in doubt.more

Lotto NRFL Round 7 : Hamilton 2 - 2 Birkenhead

Birkenhead pick up a valuable away point from their big road trip. Click through for scorers...more

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Rep Squads Announced

Click through to access the 6th-8th Grade Rep Squad lists for 2014 ...more

9th & 10th Grade @ Eastern Suburbs Tournament

Well done to the three Birkenhead teams that made it to finals over the weekend at the Eastern Suburbs 9th & 10th Grade Tournament. Although none of the teams came away as finals winners they all put in massive efforts to get so far. Click through for link to photos of the 9th Grade Championship Finalists...more

Major Sponsors for 2014 Announced

Birkenhead United are proud to announce Harcourts Cooper & Co and Kempsweir Lawyers as Major Sponsors for the 2014 season.more

New Sponsor for Over35 Div 3 Team

The 2014 Birkenhead United Over35 Div3 team announce their new team sponsor for the season and thank Yealands Estate Wines for their support.more

New Club Merchandise Site Now OPEN

The brand new BUAFC merchandise website is now up and running. Click through for all the details...more

Wine Sale

The Birkenhead Women's Conference Team have a great fundraiser running if you enjoy wine.. all you do is order from us at a discounted price and we deliver it to you! Can be a bottle or bottles or even a case! Click through for all the details...more

Lotto NRFL Round 6 : Birkenhead 0 - 2 Central

Birkenhead lose a difficult home fixture to a young Central United side looking to climb the NRFL table.more

Lotto NRFL Round 5 : Ngaruawahia 4 - 4 Birkenhead

Birkenhead pick up a point on their road trip in a high scoring encounter. Click through for scorersmore

Lotto NRFL Round 4 : Birkenhead 0 - 3 Onehunga Sports

Birkenhead surrendered points to high-flyers Onehunga Sports at Shepherds Park. The Team will now regroup and focus on their roadtrip to Ngaruawahia this coming weekend.more

Lotto NRFL Round 3 : Glenfield 0 - 1 Birkenhead

Ten man Birkenhead United take all three points in the biggest derby game on the shore as they beat Glenfield Rovers. Thanks to the hundreds of Birkenhead supporters who traveled to the game to support the Team ! Scorer: Godwin Darkwa.more

Lotto NRFL Round 2: Birkenhead 2 - 1 ECB

Birkenhead continue their winning start to the season with a great home victory against old rivals East Coast Bays. Click through for scorers...more

Lotto NRFL Round 1: Birkenhead 3 - 2 Three Kings

Birkenhead take the points in the 2014 season opener on a stunning Autumn day at Shepherds Park. Click through for scorers.more

ACFC U17 Tournament Highlights on SKY

SKY TV will broadcast ACFC Under-17's Tournament highlights on : Tuesday 8th April 5.30pm on SS3. Thursday 10th April 9.00 am SS1. Sunday 13th April 4.15am SS3.more

Bill @ OM **Updated April 8th**

Birkenhead United player Bill Tuiloma recently signed a two year deal with French giants Olympique Marseille. Follow his progress in Europe here...more

2014 First Team & Sponsor Launch Photos

Visit http://tinyurl.com/n469e3y to see photos from the Football Party on Friday March 21st, or view from the Photo Gallery link above.more

Meet the Team

Meet the 2014 Men's First Team at http://tinyurl.com/lxycf47 , or by clicking on the 'Men's First Team' link above.more

I Love This Club

If you haven't already, make sure you read the guest post from BUAFC Director of Football and Men's First Team Coach - Paul Hobson on Enzo Giordani's fantastic NZ football blog at http://tinyurl.com/mv8b9knmore

2014 Youth,Junior & Midget Teams

Team lists now updated with Grades 5 through 10. Click through for details...more

Birkenhead U17 @ ACFC Youth Tournament **UPDATED PHOTOS**

Congratulations to the Birkenhead United U17s - winners of the Bowl competition at the prestigious Auckland City FC U17 Youth Tournament. Click through for scores and links to tournament page and view the Photo Gallery at http://tinyurl.com/n27shwfmore

>> Home Game This Weekend <<

Get down to Shepherds Park this Saturday (May 9th) as Birkenhead take on Central United in the Lotto NRFL Premier League. Kickoff @ 2:45pm with the Reserves kicking-off at 12:30pm.more

2015 FIFA U20 World Cup

The FIFA U20 World Cup is coming to NZ ! Click through to find out how you can become an official fan to get priority access to tickets and be the first to know about the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015...more

Pre-Season Games

Click through for a list of confirmed First Team & Reserve 2014 pre-season games and results...more

Birkenhead United @ the 2014 Nike Cup

The Nike Cup is New Zealand's premier 15th Grade tournament. This year Birkenhead United entered a development squad into the competition with an eye to the future. Click through to find out how they fared...

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Player Development Pathway

Click through to read about our Player Development Pathways at Birkenhead United ...

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Club Code of Conduct

Click through for the 2014 Club Code of Conduct...

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Birkenhead scoop NRFL awards

Congratulations to Paul Hobson who took home the 2013 Lotto NRFL People’s Choice Coach of the Year award and to Jack Hobson-McVeigh who won the 2013 Lotto NRFL Men’s Premier League People’s Choice Player of Year !! Click through for link to the AFF website article...

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Matchday Programmes

Did you know that home matchday programmes are available online ? Thanks to Akarana Publishing you can access these by clicking on the link above.

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