Kieron Henare - President

Kieron originally started playing for the club in 5th grade and played throughout the junior and youth grades while growing up. One of the highlights being representing the club in Australia at an U17 level in the Australian National Tournament "Kanga Cup" where they came runners up overall. After that, spent several enjoyable years in the 1st/Reserve squad and during those years the squad went from Northern 3rd Division all the way up to Northern Premier League. Kieron played socially elsewhere and returned to Albany at the end of 2015 to join the Junior Committee and launched the Harbour West Tournament along with Cluster Trainings. At the beginning of 2016 he also joined the Executive Board and in early 2017 became Vice President. He became President in 2018 and also sits on the Management Committee.

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Finn Smith - Secretary

Finn is a young, but aspirational member of the club. As a new member of the board in 2023 he hopes to bring a younger perspective to management and provide insight into the talent pathway within the club. Having played for AUFC since 6th grade, he has stuck with the club and made his first team debut at 17. Outside of playing football, Finn has coached for two years at Juniors level, as well as working with Albany Senior High School sports teams in a range of codes. Finn is guilty of volunteering more time than he has available to him in a day!

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Dave Irwin - Executive Board Member

Dave Irwin has been involved in football since 1982 either playing, coaching, managing or administration. He has been involved with Albany United since 2010 when his son, Nathan, started playing midget football as a 7 year old. He has been the assistant coach/manager of his sons  team from 2010 and they are now the Under 17s Development team. In 2018 he served on the Junior and Youth Committee. At the 2018 AGM he became a member of the Executive Board and is also the Chairman of the Rosedale Park Sports Charitable Trust which looks after our clubrooms. Dave is looking forward to the continued growth and success of the Club across all grades and teams. COYR!

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Emma Qu - Club Treasurer

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Andrew Mobberley - First Team Coach

Andrew has moved to a volunteer role at the club after being our Director of Football for 18 months. He has also stepped into the role of coach for our First Team.


Emma Gough - Club Manager

Emma has two boys who have played with the Club for 7 years. In June 2019 she took on the role of Club Administrator and in June 2021 became the Club Manager. Emma oversees the Club's finances, manages all grant funding applications, deals with administration for all Junior and Senior member registrations and bar and the clubroom hire.

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Alvin Cheung - Senior Committee Chairman

Alvin joined the Senior Committee in February 2019 and plays for one of our ASFA teams, Green Machine. Alvin works for Northern Football Federation and is heavily involved in engaging with the Asian community and delivering great sport initiatives. Alvin has recently been recognised by the Asia New Zealand Foundation for being one of the top 25 aspirational leaders who works tirelessly to better the relations between New Zealand and Asia.

Supports: Liverpool FC
Favourite Player: Steven Gerrard

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Rhys Burkitt - Juniors Co-ordinator

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Daryl Anderson - Youth Co-ordinator

Daryl has been coaching his son’s U15 Youth Team from when they started in 5th Grade. He is also a keen social player, playing Summer Football and playing for a 5th Div Senior team at Albany United. This year is Daryl’s first year in the Youth Co-Ordinator Role and he is keen to see players both enjoy their football and grow as players.

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