- 2017 Player Registration
Come 1953 and the Club was reformed through the efforts of a number of families. Enough members were gathered to form two senior teams in that first season, with games played at the Michaels Avenue ground, while training sessions took place at Ellerslie Domain, courtesy of the local rugby league club’s generosity in lending the club the land for this purpose. Training sessions on a Thursday evening consisted of a full-scale match between the previous Saturday’s first team and reserves, an encounter from which the coming Saturday’s line-ups were selected by the coaches and the committee members.
That first year the club's First Team played in the Auckland 2nd A Grade competition and while the results were not great the highlights were a narrow 2-0 loss to the eventual champions Onehunga and of course our first win over British United 1-0 - we do have a list of as many results as we could find - click here. At the time the top grade in Auckland was the Senior Grade with eight teams. The next grade was split into two - Senior A for promotion seeking clubs and Senior B for the reserve teams of clubs in the Senior grade.
J Bouman; R Boulton, O Dahl; A C Robertson, J Richards, S Major; G Robson, P Cobbett, G Lee, K Allen, J Gommers. Reserve J Ayers. The final score was 3-2 to Ellerslie AFC.