Central United F.C.
Central United FC was formed in 1962 following the efforts of a group of young Dalmatian immigrants to the area.
Over the years, Central United has become a multi-cultural club and the players of today are predominantly New Zealanders.
The current Central United FC crest was introduced in 1993. In recognition of the club's founders (who hailed from the Dalmatian coast of Croatia) it is based on the Hajduk Split club crest, and displays the club's year of formation.
Added to this, at the centre of the crest, is the New Zealand 'national fern', along with club name and its location (in the outer ring).
In recent years, Central United FC has been a leading football club in New Zealand, having won the Chatham (FA) Cup in 1997 & 1998, and the New Zealand Club Championship in 1999 & 2001. The club also represented New Zealand in the 1999 Oceania Club Championships, reaching the semi-finals of that competition.
Thanks to Colin Cook, Webmaster at Central United FC, for the above crest and information.
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