John Bates


John Bates a legend of Masters Football.





  • Christchurch born and bred.
  • Lifelong Footballer and Spurs supporter.
  • Favourite all time player – David Ginola closely followed by Pachalo Chinula.
  • Playing in Masters 35 grade.
  • Qualified accountant but working in a Senior Management role at Saunders & Co Lawyers.
  • Family of 6.
  • Joined in 1999 via Rangers, through brother in law Mark Davison aka Snow.
  • Have served on previous boards for Rangers and Coastal Spirit.