NZ Skills Centre

What are NZF Skills Centres?

  1. Additional weekly training for junior footballers aged 9-12 years

  2. Playing opportunities with a higher level of competition

  3. Training to prepare for talented player programmes in the NZF Youth Framework


Produce better players in NZ, through increasing the number of training opportunities & playing hours for footballers aged 9-12 years


​Provide clear training guidelines, based on international best practice, for junior footballers who are showing potential to play at a higher level​​​​


​Increase and retain the number of junior footballers through delivery of high quality football experiences.

What to bring:

All players are expected to arrive at least 15 minutes early so that sessions can be started on time.​

- Academy training kit

- Football boots with rubber studs or moulds

- Shin pads

- Drink bottle (please note there is nowhere to refill your bottle so bring a spare and be sure to hydrate appropriately beforehand)

- Rain Jacket, a towel and warm clothes to change into afterwards incase of bad weather

Session Notifications & Wet Weather / Cancellation Process


Cancellations will be communicated via Teamer App which all members will be added to and required to confirm session attendance on each week. If you do not join the App you will be unable to receive training notifications.


Sessions will only be cancelled due to weather when the surface is unplayable or conditions are unsafe. If a session is cancelled a catch-up will be scheduled for the last week of the term OR first week of the new term.


If we are unable to schedule a catch-up session then the cost of the cancelled session will be credited to your account.


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