Nara United Football Club
Nara United Football Club (Thai: สโมสรฟุตบอลนรา ยูไนเต็ด) is a Thai professional football club based in Narathiwat Province. They currently play in the division 2 in Thai football, the Thai Leagues 3 Southern region.The team lifted the league division 2 southern zone and Super Champion Cup title in 2009 and 2010 which became one of the most successful season in their history.
Nara United were founded in 2010 and their rivalries are Satun United and Yala F.C. which also based in Thailand southern border.The team is widely known by their nickname The Kolak Boat warriors which can be seen in the club logo.
Nara United is a football club from city of Narathiwat established from the football club of Sports Association of Narathiwat Province. They first participated in the Football Cup in National Games Tournament at Rachaburi province. In the year 2006, the club joined the Thailand Professional League in the name of Narathiwat Football Club, and in 2011, The club return to join the Regional League Division 2 Southern in the name of Nara United Football Club after separated from Narathiwat FC. The club had the nickname as The Kolak Boat Warriors and changed their logo in 2010 season accordingly.
In 2009 they won the Gold medal in the National Games 38th title at Trang province by beating Ratchaburi1-0 at the Trang Central Stadium, and now they moved to Regional League Division 2 Southern in the 2011 season. The Kolak Boat Warriors tribes finished 7th place in the First leg of Thai Leagues division 2 southern zone 2011 season.
In 2010 they were invited to play in the Super Champion Cup and reached the final, defeating the likes of Phitsanulok, Ayutthaya and Kasem Bundit University along the way. In the final they won above Chiangrai United 3-0 in the second games after first games they drawn 0-0.
In 2010 they were again invited to participate in the 39th National Games at Chonburi province, but were defeated in the semi-finals round against Chonburi F.C., they lost 1-2 in normal play. They have formed links with Chonburi.
Nara United played in the first Regional League Division 2 Southern in 2011 with the lost against Last season runner up Trang by scored 2-3. On March 3, 2011 the club achieved its first victory in the Regional League Division 2 Southern against the highly fancied Chumphon. In the latest game against Hatyai F.C.,It was clouded by enjoyable when Hat Yai scored their only goal in the first of that games. It mattered little when Nara United striker Hasen Maeroh scored a goal from 35 yards out and then followed it up with a second goal also become a hattrick hiro in that game to condemn Hat Yai to their third loss in the competition 3-1.
At the start of the Regional League Division 2 Southern, Nara United used the Bangnara Arena Stadium or Narathiwat Municipality Stadium for the first half of the season, but due to a dispute with the local authority,In 2011 season they moved back to the local stadium Nara Forest side Stadium or Narathiwat Provincial Administrative Organization Stadium.