New Zealand 1926

The FA Trophy replaced the Brown Shield as the premier award in domestic football. 
The competition was designated for teams representing provinces. 

There was no national club championship but Chatham Cup, a New Zealand FA Cup 
style competition, was played (see below). 

Provincial Leagues

"Major" Associations (listed from north to south):

 1.Tramways             14  11  3  0  45-22  25
 2.Thistle              13   5  2  6  39-27  12
 3.North Shore FC       11   2  7  2  27-26  11 
 4.Northcote            14   5  1  8  28-35  11 
 5.Ponsonby AFC         14   3  5  6  34-50  11
 6.YMCA                 14   3  4  7  25-35  10

Difference in goals for (198) to goals against (195).
Further participants were probably Royal Navy Depot FC and Hellabys.


 1.Hospital FC Porirua  13  23p
 2.Marist Brothers      13  20p
 3.Institute Old Boys   14  15p
 4.YMCA                 13  14p
 5.Thistle              14  12p
 6.Brooklyn             13   8p
 7.Diamond FC           14   8p
 8.Waterside AFC        14   8p

The full table can be found here.


Winner: Sunnyside


Winner: HSOB

"Minor" Associations:

Hawke's Bay

Winner: Whakatu


Winner: Athletic

South Canterbury

Winner: Colmoco


Winner: Ohai 


Winner: Auroa


Winner: Huntly Thistle


Winner: Woollen Mills

Chatham Cup:

Association      Entries    Representative
-----------      -------    --------------
North Island: 
Auckland            ?       North Shore 
Wellington          ?       Western Suburbs
Waikato             ?       Huntly Thistle 
South Island: 
Canterbury          ?       Sunnyside 
Otago               ?       ? 

Basin Reserve, Wellington
Sunnyside 4-2 North Shore
 [Trotter 3, Pickering - Hipkins, Woolley]
Sunnyside: Jim Callaghan, H. Thompson, J. Simpson, Jim Wales, R. Purdie,
W. Bond, Bob McLachlan, D. Sutherland, Archie Trotter, H. Pickering,
W. Robson.
North Shore: Stewart Lipscombe, Len Colebourne, Peter Gerrard, Reg
Baxter, Dick Bird, Dan Jones, L. Hipkins, Ces Dacre, George Jay, John 
Woolley, Jock Bradshaw.
Referee: C. Kelly (Wellington)



list of champions.

list of final tables.

all-time tables.

list of cup winners.

list of brown shield winners.

list of fa trophy winners.

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Partial source: Capital Soccer

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