Talent Development

All of our programmes are based on guidance from NZ Football and is overseen by Director of Football Barry Gardiner and his coaching team.

Fun Football Centre (FFC) | U5-U8
Fun football-based games focusing on the development of specific football skills required to control, pass, shoot and travel with the ball as well as working in 1v1 situations.
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This is open to all football players, regardless of which club you play for.

Skills Centre (SKC) | U9-U12
New Zealand Football and TCAFC are offering skills sessions for junior footballers aged 9-12 years.  The NZF Skills Centre “Open” is designed to develop player ability through engaging, fun sessions and high quality J3 level coaching.
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This is open to all football players, regardless of which club you play for.

Skills Centre + (SKC+) | U12 playing in the WaiBOP J-League
Our SKC+ is a full year program for players competing in the WaiBOP J-League (Federation U12). In 2020, we entered 2 teams and will look to continue this in 2021.
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Players are selected for this programme in January & February.

Talent Development Programme (TDP) | U13-U17 playing in the WaiBOP Y-League
The TDP is a youth football development programme for selected players aged 13-17 years. It was established and operated based on guidance from NZ Football and is overseen by Director of Football Barry Gardiner and Head of Youth Development Maia Ririnui. It is supported by the club's most experienced and qualified coaches and is a key part of our development pathway, bridging the gap between junior and senior football at the club and beyond.
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