Talent Development

We offer voluntary additional football development programmes that are based on guidance from NZ Football and overseen by Director of Football Barry Gardiner and our coaching team. Our programmes are designed to cater for different phases of development as players grow mature physically and mentally.

Fun Football Centre (FFC) | U5-U8
Fun football-based games for junior footballers aged 5-8 years. Sessions are focused on the development of specific football skills required to control, pass, shoot and travel with the ball as well as working in 1v1 situations. One session weekly, register by the term.
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Open to all players, including those registered with other clubs.

Skills Centre (SKC) | U9-U12
Skills-based sessions for junior footballers aged 9-12 years. We operate a NZ-Football designed programme that develops individual technical ability through engaging, fun sessions delivered by our Junior Level 3-qualified coaches. One or two sessions weekly, register by the term.
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Open to all players, including those registered with other clubs.

Skills Centre Plus (SKC+) | Selected U12 players
A special SKC programme for selected U12 players that will compete in the WaiBOP Federation Junior League (J-League). These players will work in a team environment through the J-League season and then go on to compete in the annual Weir Rose Bowl Tournment in October. Two sessions weekly, register for Terms 1-3. SKC+ players wanting to continue their development in Term 4 can do so through the SKC Open programme.
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For U12 players selected after a 3-week identification phase conducted at the beginning of Term 1.

Talent Development Programme (TDP) | Selected U13-U17 players
A programme for selected youth players in the U13-17 age groups. The NZ Football designed programme develops tactical understanding through a game-based approach with sessions deivered by C-License qualified coaches. Three-four sessions weekly, register for Terms 1-3. The TDP is a key part of our development pathway, bridging the gap between junior and senior football at the club and beyond. An Open TDP operates separately in Term 4 for players wanting to continue their development.
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For U13-17 players selected after a 3-week identification phase conducted at the beginning of Term 1.



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