WPFA "committed to the development of young people"

About Us

We are the official youth development Academy for the Wellington Phoenix FC who play in the Australian Hyundai A-League.

We are based in the beautiful capital city of Wellington, New Zealand.  To be part of the Academy players need to reside in Wellington full time.  We run a full time comprehensive and holistic youth development programme for our Academy players.

The Academy teams represent the Wellington Phoenix during the NZ summer competition, our U20 team in the ISPS Handa Premiership and U17 team in the National Youth League.

The Academy has been in existence since 2013 but only in its current full time form since 2015.  In the first five years of existence we have helped produce 11 players who have achieved professional contracts and 6 players who received full scholarships at US Universities. These are listed on our graduates page.