Christchurch United is a proud Christchurch Football Club with a strong and successful history. The club was formed as a merger of several Christchurch clubs in the early 1970s.
It was one of the founding clubs of the NZ National Soccer League in 1970. Over the years the club have won six National League Titles, six English Cups and seven Chatham Cups, including the two famous doubles in 1975 and in 1991.
The Club produced a number of great players including 44 who played for All Whites. Steve Sumner and Ryan Nelsen were the captains of NZ National teams at the 1982 and 2010 World Cups. All these legend players wore blue and white uniform of United in the prime of their careers.
In 1995 association of football reporters recognised Christchurch United as the best NZ club for 1970-1995.
In 2016 Christchurch United cemented the future of the Club after merging with the rapidly growing Christchurch Football Academy (CFA) who were based at the new state-of-the-art Football Centre. The merger between CFA and CUFC in 2016 has reignited the legacy.
In 2022, our mens senior first team won the Southern League
for the first time in 24 years and joined the National League for the first time in 30 years. Our Womens first team won the Championship in the same year.
In 2023, our mens senior first team won the Southern League again
and for the first time since 1991 won the Chatham Cup
Since 2019 we have had 14 Academy players
make their debut for the mens senior team. Together we share a strong vision and passion for the Club and Academy future development.
Our dream is to establish a modern successful multi-sport club. This club will be based in the state-of-the-art facility, supported by qualified coaches and staff to secure future growth. This will create a family friendly environment for everyone to enjoy.Slava Meyn
President of Christchurch United FC