Welcome to the Ferrymead Bays FC Official Website
Ferrymead Bays FC is one of the largest and most successful football clubs in Christchurch running a number of senior and junior teams. The club is committed to playing at the highest level possible.
To complement our top Men's teams competing in the Mainland Premier League & Mainland Player Development League, we offer First Kicks and Fun Football for children aged 4 -6 years and 7-8 years of age respectively and have junior teams in each of the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th grades, including a 14th grade girls team.
All Junior & Remainder of Senior Football
April 6th see the start of the senior and junior football season for the Mainland Leagues.
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 current coach Mick Braithwaite's side lifted the trophy again in 2011. To emphasise the strength of the football club, our Senior Reserve side also won the MPL Reserve league in 2011.