Three Kings United

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Three Kings United
TKU logo.png
Full nameThree Kings United Football Club
Founded1997
GroundKeith Hay Park, Mount Roskill, Auckland
Chairman Flag of New Zealand.svg Murray Holdaway

Three Kings United Football Club is a semi-professional association football club based in Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand. They previously competed in the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Division 1, with their last appearance coming in 2019.

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In 2020, Three Kings United merged with Onehunga Sports to form Auckland United, which assumed Onehunga's position in the 2020 NRFL Premier season; the club's youth and social sectors remain in operation. [1] [2]

Three Kings' home ground is Keith Hay Park, with a number of other parks used around central Auckland.

Club history

The club was founded in 1997 through the amalgamation of Eden AFC (founded 1947) and Mount Roskill AFC (founded 1954). In 1994, Eden had merged with YMCA Grafton, a club with an illustrious history. YMCA Grafton was founded in 1985 as a merger between Grafton Rovers and Auckland YMCA, the latter of these teams having been a major team in the early days of organised football in Auckland. Auckland YMCA reached the semi-finals of the national knockout Chatham Cup in 1928, and are also known to have reached the later stages of the competition in 1932.

Club structure

Three Kings United are one of 31 member clubs of the Auckland Football Federation.

Senior men's team

TKU's men's team were finalists in the 2009 Chatham Cup, New Zealand's principal knockout cup competition, and currently play in the Northern Region Premier League. Both Eden and Mount Roskill were former willers of both competitions. Eden won the Chatham Cup in 1950 and the Northern League in 1974; Mount Roskill won the 1964 Chatham Cup, and the 1989 Northern League.

Three Kings United finished in 6th position in the 8 team 2010 Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier, which was won by East Coast Bays.

Three Kings United finished in 2nd position in the 10 team 2011 Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier, which was won by Bay Olympic AFC.

Three Kings United finished 11th in the 12 team 2018 Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier, leading to relegation to Division One. [3]

Senior men's coaching staff

Women's senior team

TKU's women's team is particularly strong, providing many players for the New Zealand national team at age-grade and full international level. Eight of the 21 New Zealand women's national under-20 football team squad members for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup are Three Kings United players.

Coaching staff

2012 playing staff

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References

  1. https://onehungasports.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/AUstructure2020.pdf
  2. https://www.threekings.org.nz/2020/03/17/4108/
  3. "NRFL Results September 1 – NRFL". nrfl.co.nz. Retrieved 10 September 2018.