Nelson Suburbs FC is the only club in Nelson that has a team playing in the
Southern Premier League which is part of the NZ National League conference set up.

In 1996 we had the opportunity to enter the National League and with the help of Gary Hinks and Soccer Nelson put together a team that competed in this for the next four years. In 1999 a new league was formed and we took part in the South Island league.

In 2000, Football in New Zealand broke into federations and Nelson Suburbs entered the Mainland league. After 12 years of competing in this league Suburbs has won it three times. We have the milestones of scoring the most goals in one season and conceding the least goals in one season.

In2019 Nelson Suburbs won the South Island League under head coach Steve Bignall

In 2021 The NZ National League was formed and we now compete in the Southern Conference under coaches Neil Connell and Ryan Stewart.