The programme brings together education and football in an inspirational and creative environment.  The Academy players follow a periodised training programme that teaches players about "The Phoenix Way" creating synergies between our youngest Academy players and our 1st Team players.

The fulltime academy model includes the following:

  • Football training programme.
  • Performance analysis & state of the art video software.
  • Personalised physical development plan.
  • Periodised physical conditioning plan.
  • Pastoral and player welfare/academic support.
  • All year round games programme including highest levels of competition.
  • Full medical cover with physiotherapists at all trainings & games.

We have three age group teams encompassing players from 14-19 years old.  These teams play a mixture of competition matches across two seasons and organised games programmes.

  • U20 Team (Summer Season - ISPS Handa Premiership under Phoenix Reserves & Winter Season - Central Premier League under Wellington United)
  • U17 Team (Summer Season - National Youth League under Phoenix U17s & Winter Season - Organised Games Programme)
  • U15 Team (Summer Season - Organised Games Programme & Winter Season - 17th Grade Premier under Wellington United)

The Academy is based at Martin Luckie Park in Berhampore, Wellington.  We have two grass fields at our training base which are mainly used in the summer season with an additional artificial training facility at Boyd Wilson Field, (Victoria University) for the winter season.  There are currently 52 full time players in the Academy who come from all around New Zealand as well as International players from Hong Kong & Australia.