Canterbury United Pride

Planning is well underway for the 2017 National Womens League (NWL), and the Pride wider squad is training mid-week at English Park.

Over the course of the next few weeks we will post the new season’s draw, along with squad info and any pre-season fixtures ahead of the season proper kicking off.

It has been great to see a number of last seasons players named in age group teams for the OFC Championships, being contested during July and  August 2017.

Canterbury United Pride won the 2016 National Women’s League title last season, after they won the grand final against Capital.

After a great season for the Pride, the girls ended on top of the table after the regular five games of the competition, which meant they got to play a home final, which was played at English Park.

Watch the video below for the highlights of the National Women’s League Final.

The board and coaching staff is currently working hard behind the scenes to set up a professional organisation for the upcoming 2017 National Women’s League. Canterbury United Pride will be coached again by Mike de Bono, who was reassigned as head coach after a successful campaign last year.


LIVE STREAM – CU Pride v WaiBOP  14 Oct 2017

LIVE STREAM– Northern v CU Pride 28 Oct 2017


2017 National Women’s League draw CLICK HERE

Read everything about the reassigning of Mike de Bono by CLICKING HERE.

For the press release of the Canterbury United Pride Squad 2017 CLICK HERE

This is the 2017 Canterbury United Pride squad:



Head Coach: Mike de Bono
Assistant Coach: Shane Verma
Assistant Coach: Alana Gunn
Goalkeeper Coach: Duncan Reed
Team Manager: Nikki Cochrane
Operations Manager: Andrew Currie

Canterbury United Pride Facts

  • National Women’s League title holders (winners in 2016)
  • National Women’s League back-to-back Champions (winners in 2013 & 2014)
  • Making the final of the ASB Women’s League Final in 2015, by finishing on top after 7 regular competition rounds. The Pride went down 4-3 against Northern Football. Click here to watch the game.
  • The ASB Women’s League Final 2014 was won 3-1 over NZF Development, with goals to Dabner and Barker (2). Click here to watch the game.