ESAFC History 2018


Eastern Suburbs Association Football Club Inc. was formed in 1934 through the amalgamation of Tamaki United AFC (former 1924) and Glenn Innes (formed 1930) and has proven a great nursery for Auckland Football talent. During our 83 years of existence, Eastern Suburbs have won every honour available to a club in Auckland Football.


The club’s catchment area extends from Parnell, Newmarket, and Remuera in the West, through to Meadowbank, Mission Bay, Kohimarama, St Heliers, Glendowie, Glen Innes, St Johns, Stonefields, and into Panmure.


Our Achievements


Over the years, Eastern Suburbs AFC have proudly achieved the following titles;

Chatham Cup: 1951, 53, 65, 68, 69, & 2015

Rothmans National League: 1971

Northern League Champions: 1965, 1966, & 2015

Northern League Div 1 Champions: 2011

Northern League Div 2 Champtions: 2003

Northern League Div 3 Champions: 1997

Auckland FA Champions: 1948, 50, 51, 52, 53, 57, & 62

Women’s Premier Champions: 1975, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, & 2013


Whilst these victories have brought great prestige and publicity to the club, we view our greatest success as having provided a recreational and sporting environment for thousands of youngsters and their families in and around our community. Eastern Suburbs have been able to do this through the support of successive club committees and their commitment to fostering the development of Junior and Youth Football.


Senior Officials & Staff Members


Eastern Suburbs AFC administration staff now consists of 2 full-time employees, 4 full-time coaches, and numerous part-time coaches. These staff members are based at the Madills Farm Clubrooms, and report to the Club Executive.

Activities are organised and operated largely by enthusiastic volunteers who donate their time, experience and effort in to making our Club the best it can be. We are continually looking to members for their support.


Structurally, the club is run by an Executive Committee and 4 Sub-Committees; Seniors (18 years and above), Youth (10-17 year olds), Juniors (5-9 year olds), and Girls/Women. For further information on each section, follow the links at the top of the page.




Tom Street


021 685 651


Chris Ruffell


027 246 6001


John Etherington


021 740 254


Kimball Fink-Jensen


021 654 357


We welcome you to Eastern Suburbs Association Football Club