New Zealand - Brown Shield History


The Association Football Challenge Trophy, generally known as the Brown Shield, was donated in 1891 by Mr. Robert Brown, a whisky merchant from Glasgow. It has a unique place in the history of the NZ Football Association as the original inter-association trophy but more significantly the gift was the motivating factor for the inauguration of the Association.

From 1892-1925 the Brown Shield was the premier award in domestic football but on the presentation of The Football Association Trophy the Shield was allocated for competition amongst the "minor' associations of the North Island and is still contested on that basis.


1892 at Christchurch (Canterbury)
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Canterbury 2- 9 Wellington
Otago      1- 0 Auckland

Wellington 6- 2 Otago


1893 at Wellington
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Wellington 1- 2 Auckland
Otago bye

Otago      4- 1 Auckland


1894 at Christchurch
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Canterbury 3- 1 Otago
Wellington bye

Canterbury 7- 4 Wellington


1895 at Auckland
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Auckland   2- 0 Wellington
Ruahine bye

Auckland   3- 0 Ruahine


1896 at Dunedin (Otago)
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Otago      0- 3 Auckland
Wellington bye

Auckland   2- 1 Wellington


1897 at Wellington
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Wellington 0- 2 Ruahine


1898 at Wellington
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Wellington 6- 1 Ruahine
Auckland   3- 1 Otago

Wellington 1- 3 Auckland


1899 
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No competition


1900 at Auckland
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Auckland   6- 1 Wellington
Otago bye

Auckland   0- 1 Otago


1901 League system
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Auckland   1- 2 Wellington
Otago      6- 1 Auckland
Wellington 1- 0 Auckland

Trophy awarded to Otago


1902
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No competition


1903 at Wellington
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Wellington 4- 1 Auckland
Otago      2- 1 Canterbury

Wellington 2- 1 Otago


1904
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No competition


1905
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No competition


1906 at Taranaki
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Taranaki   4- 1 Ruahine
Wellington 5- 1 Auckland

Taranaki   0- 4 Wellington


1907 at Auckland
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Wellington 6- 1 Taranaki
Auckland bye

Auckland   3- 1 Wellington


1908 at Dunedin
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Wellington 4- 0 Taranaki
Otago bye

Otago      2- 4 Wellington

In 1909 the shield became open to challenge

1909
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Wellington 5- 2 Taranaki
Wellington 2- 2 Canterbury
Wellington 2- 1 Auckland
Wellington 11-1 Hawkes Bay

1910
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Wellington 7- 1 Wanganui
Wellington 3- 1 Otago
Wellington 0- 2 Auckland
Auckland   2- 3 Canterbury

1911
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Canterbury 4- 1 Otago
Canterbury 3- 0 Manawatu
Canterbury 1- 1 Wellington

1912
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Canterbury 9- 2 Poverty Bay
Canterbury 5- 3 Wanganui
Canterbury 2- 6 Wellington

1913
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Wellington 2- 2 Otago
Wellington 5- 2 Taranaki
Wellington 1- 2 Canterbury
Canterbury 8- 0 Manawatu
Canterbury 3- 1 Auckland

1914
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Canterbury 3- 0 Buller
Canterbury 8- 0 Hawkes Bay
Canterbury 7- 3 Wanganui
Canterbury 2- 2 Otago

1915- 1917
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No competition

1918
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Canterbury 1- 0 Wellington
Canterbury 3- 2 Otago

1919
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Canterbury 1- 0 Auckland
Canterbury 5- 1 Otago
Canterbury 0- 1 Wellington

1920
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Wellington 1- 1 Auckland
Wellington 4- 1 Canterbury
Wellington 8- 3 Poverty Bay
Wellington 4- 2 Auckland
Wellington 3- 1 Wanganui

1921
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Wellington 2- 1 Wanganui
Wellington 4- 2 Canterbury
Wellington 0- 2 Auckland
Auckland   4- 0 South Auckland

1922
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Auckland   6- 1 South Auckland

1923
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Auckland   2- 0 South Auckland
Auckland   10-1 Wanganui
Auckland   2- 0 Wellington
Auckland   6- 1 Manawatu

1924
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Auckland   3- 2 South Auckland
Auckland   3- 2 Canterbury

1925
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Auckland   3- 1 North Auckland
Auckland   6- 1 Wellington
Auckland   4- 2 South Auckland


In 1926 the Football Association Trophy (English Trophy) became the premier domestic award. The main centres became ineligible to compete for the Brown Shield. As a result the shield lost its importance.

South Auckland and Poverty Bay as the first two challengers in 1926 met to decide the first holder. South Auckland won 4- 0.


1926                                 1927

Sth Auckland 4- 1 Manawatu           Sth Auckland 4- 2 Nth Auck.
Sth Auckland 2- 1 Wanganui
Sth Auckland 4- 0 Nth Auckland

1928                                 1929

Sth Auckland 1- 1 Hawkes Bay         Sth Auckland 3- 0 Nth Auck. 
Sth Auckland 3- 1 Nth Auckland       Sth Auckland 1- 1 Hawkes Bay

1930                                 1931

No Challenges                        Sth Auckland 4- 2 Nth Auck.   
                                     Sth Auckland 3- 2 Manawatu

1932                                 1933

Sth Auckland 1-2 Nth Auckland        Nth Auckland 2- 2 Sth Auck.

1934- 1938

No challenges


In 1938 the Shield was given to the national association because the North Auckland association went into recess. The Shield was then awarded to Wanganui and became open only to associations in the lower half of the North Island.


1939

Wanganui     2- 7 Manawatu

1940

Manawatu     5- 1 Hawkes Bay
Manawatu     1- 7 Wanganui
Wanganui     6- 0 Taranaki

1941- 1945

No challenges


In 1946 the shield became a knockout trophy for the "minor" North Island associations.

The results of the finals:

1946    Wanganui    5- 2 Poverty Bay
1947    Manawatu    9- 2 Wanganui
1948    Wanganui    5- 0 Manawatu
1949    Manawatu    1- 4 Wanganui
1950    Wanganui    4- 2 Manawatu
1951    Taranaki    2- 5 Rotorua
1952    Waikato     5- 2 Manawatu
1953    Manawatu    3- 3 Rotorua
1954    Waikato     1- 0 Manawatu
1955    Manawatu    0- 1 Waikato
1956    BOP         4- 2 Wanganui
1957    Manawatu    2- 5 Waikato
1958    Waikato     5- 0 Hawkes Bay
1959    Manawatu    3- 5 BOP
1960    Taranaki    2- 1 Poverty Bay
1961    Manawatu     -   Waikato (not played)
1962    Poverty Bay 9- 0 Wairarapa
1963    Poverty Bay 5- 3 BOP 
1964    Poverty Bay 1- 4 Franklin


In 1965 the challenge system was re-introduced


1965

Franklin      2- 3 Waikato

1966

Waikato       2- 1 Bay of Plenty
Waikato       1- 1 Franklin

1967

Waikato       1- 5 Bay of Plenty

1968

No challenges

1969

Bay of Plenty 3- 2 Franklin

1970

Bay of Plenty 4- 5 Franklin

1971

Franklin      2- 0 Waikato

1972

No challenges

1973

Franklin      4- 2 Waikato
Franklin      3- 1 Northland

1974          

Franklin      7- 3 Waikato

1975

Franklin      1- 1 Waikato
Franklin      1- 4 Northland

1976

No challenges

1977

Northland     2- 1 Franklin

1978- 1987

No challenges

1988

Northland     8- 3 Tongariro

1989

Northland     2- 4 Franklin  

1990

No challenges
 

About this document

Source: The statistics section of "An Association With Soccer" by Barry Smith (soccersmith@xtra.co.nz)

Prepared and maintained by Andre Zlotkowski for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Andre Zlotkowski (amz11@student.canterbury.ac.nz)
Last updated: 9 May 2000

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