The Wellington Phoenix Reserve Team (U21) plays in the ISPS Handa Premiership during the summer season where it competes against the best teams from around the country. The 2020/21 season will run from November to March. All games are available to watch live on the SkySports Next youtube channel and 1x game per week is live on SkySports 7. For the coming season the team will comprise solely of Academy players due to the 1st Team being based in Sydney, Australia due to Covid-19 restrictions on travel.
Late in 2020 New Zealand Football announced a change to the National and Regional structures. From March 2021 the Reserve Team will compete in the Central League (as Lower Hutt City AFC) and then continue to receive a guaranteed spot in the new Tier 1 NLS competition from August to November playing as (Wellington Phoenix Reserves).
Current Reserve Team Squad: 1. Alex PAULSEN, 2. Alex CLAYTON, 3. Harry BARK, 4. Kurtis MOGG, 5. Finn SURMAN, 6. Adam HILLIS, 7. Luis TOOMEY, 8. Fin CONCHIE, 9. Riley BIDOIS, 10. Benjamin OLD, 11. Thomas RAIMBAULT, 12. Kris NAICKER, 13. Jaylen RODWELL, 14. Oskar van HATTUM, 15. Seth KARUNRATNE, 16. Noah BOYCE, 17. Oscar HOUGH, 18. Ollie van RIJSSEL, 19. George OTT, 20. Kees SIMS, 21. Noah KARUNRATNE, 22. Jonty ROUBOS, 23. Joseph LEE.
Credit: Cam McIntosh (Photomac) for the photographs.