Nelson Suburbs is the only club in Nelson that has a team playing in the Mainland Football Premier League based in Christchurch.

Nelson Suburbs have won the Mainland Premier League three times

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.