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First Men's Team Season 2022
Paul Ifill
First Team Head Coach
  • Paul began his playing career in 1997 at Saltdean United in Brighton & Hove, England.
  • Before he arrived at Christchurch United, Paul's coaching history includes the Samoan women's national team and Wairarapa United, as well as an assistant coach for Tasman United and Hawkes Bay United.
  • Paul has played over 340 combined matches in the top English football leagues, with stints at Millwall, Sheffield United, and Crystal Palace.
  • He then joined the Wellington Phoenix in 2009, and netted 33 goals in 106 appearances for the club.
  • As an international, Paul represented Barbados from 2004 - 2008. In 2006, he scored 6 goals in 6 games to ensure Barbados' qualification for the Gold Cup.
  • Paul played as a forward during his career, mostly as a right midfielder / winger and center forward.
"When you see these facilities and you hear Slava's passion and vision, it is hard not to be impressed. I think Christchurch United is the sleeping giant of New Zealand football."
First Men's Team