Staff

Andy Hedge

Position: U20 Head Coach

Nationality: British

Qualifications: 

English FA UEFA A Licence

NZF Senior Level 3 License

NZF Qualified Coach Educator

Andy has 14 years coaching experience in New Zealand. He has worked across all levels of the game mainly in the Wellington region.  He spent time as Director of Football at Capital Football Federation as well as Talent Development Manager at New Zealand Football.  Andy has been to two FIFA U20 Mens World Cups as Assistant Coach with New Zealand Football, coached in the Stirling Sports Premiership for Team Wellington and has recently been coaching the Phoenix U20s in the Stirling Sports Premiership and Mens Central League.


Paul Temple

Position: U17 Head Coach

Nationality: British

Qualifications: 

English FA UEFA A Licence

NZF Senior Level 3 License

NZF Qualified Coach Educator

Paul has 15 years coaching experience in New Zealand. He has worked across all levels of the game from school football, to club, Federation and for the National Body. Paul has coached Waitakere United in the ASB Premiership and OFC Champions League as well as New Zealand age group teams at four FIFA Tournaments and three OFC Qualifying Campaigns.  He has also worked for Northern Football Federation as a Football Development Officer and Technical Director for North Shore United AFC.

 


Renee Clearwater

Position: Student Care Manager

Renee has considerable experience within the local football community having worked with Capital Football for many years. Renee commenced with WPFA in January 2016 and is responsible for managing the care of students in the academy, including the players well being and welfare. 

Please contact Renee - reneec@phoenixacademy.co.nz 


 

Ben Sigmund

Position: Personal Development Manager/Player Mentor

Ben retired from playing with the Wellington Phoenix 1st Team at the end of the 2015/16 A'League Season.  Utilising his vast professional playing experiences with the Phoenix and All Whites, Ben has undertaking life coaching courses and is a fully qualified life coach specialising in mental toughness and resilience.  Ben takes on a role mentoring our young up & coming Academy players in their football careers.