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About Us

The Academy is based at the Ricoh Centre, Fraser Park, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Players must reside in Wellington to attend the Academy.

The Academy programme runs all year round from February to November for players aged U13 to U21. Players from U13 – U15 train 3x per week plus a game, players U17 to U21 train 4x per week plus a game. Training programmes are supplemented with age-appropriate sports science support which includes injury prevention, strength & conditioning, football fitness, wellness and GPS data.  Players also get access to physiotherapy, rehabilitation plans and return to play support when injured.  

The Academy uses Hudl as it’s online performance analysis tool, all Academy players are up-skilled in using performance analysis as part of their on-going development.

The Wellington Phoenix plays in the A-League, all other A-League Academies are based in Australia and therefore the Academy plays as part of the Wellington regional competitions against clubs from around the Capital & Central Football area.  Our U21, U19 & U17 Teams play in senior Men’s competitions, while our U16, U14 & U13 Teams play in the TDP youth leagues.  Our U15 Girls play against boys in the U13 TDP youth league.

The off-season is December & January.

If you are interested to know more about the Academy Programme please refer to the ‘Contact Us’ page.