Team Wellington Appoint Scott Hales as Head Coach

Team Wellington Appoint Scott Hales as Head Coach

Team Wellington are pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Hales as the new Head Coach ahead of the forthcoming 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership season.

Hales appointment follows a thorough recruitment process led by Team Wellington’s Chairman, Peter Chote, and other members of the football board.

As an Advanced Coach Educator for New Zealand Football, Hales brings a wealth knowledge to the role and also holds an OFC/NZF 'A' Licence.

José Figueira departs Team Wellington

José Figueira departs Team Wellington

Team Wellington Head Coach, José Figueira, has announced that he will not be returning to the club for the upcoming season.

Figueira joined Team Wellington in 2016 and went on to manage the team in over 80 games across all competitions, including the ISPS Handa Premiership title for the 2016/17 season, an OFC Champions League title in 2018 and Team Wellington’s first FIFA Club World Cup appearance later that same year.

Preparations key for defending champions Team Wellington

Preparations key for defending champions Team Wellington

Team Wellington have arrived in Noumea, New Caledonia ahead of the OFC Champions League Semi Final against Hienghene Sport at Stade Numa-Daly on Sunday afternoon.

After a convincing 6-1 win over the Henderson Eels in the Quarter Final, at David Farrington Park in the Capital City, Team Wellington are ready to get back on the pitch for their next game.

Having played their last game a few weeks ago, preparations have been well structured and thought through to ensure the team are at their peak ahead of the Semi Final clash.

Defending champions arrive for Noumea double-header

Defending champions arrive for Noumea double-header

Reigning champions Team Wellington have arrived in New Caledonia in good spirit and full of excitement ahead of  Sunday’s OFC Champions League semi-final clash against Hienghene Sport.

After landing at Noumea’s la Tontuata  airport, Jose Figueira’s charges from the New Zealand capital have appeared relaxed but also purposeful and determined to tackle the task in front of them.

The Team Wellington coach insists it was crucial for his side to arrive well before kick-off in order to acclimatise to the locals conditions.

Team Wellington ready to take on Erakor Golden Star

Team Wellington ready to take on Erakor Golden Star

After a convincing win in game two, Team Wellington are full of confidence but weary of their third and final match in the group stages as they face the host side in Erakor Golden Star on their home turf on Friday evening.

It is expected to see a full crowd at Korman Stadium as the passionate fans flock to support their local side, giving Erakor that home advantage edge.

Team Wellington enjoy time with Central School, Port Vila

Team Wellington enjoy time with Central School, Port Vila

Team Wellington enjoyed the morning off from their football commitments following their win over Kiwi FC to spend some time in the community at Central School, Port Vila on Wednesday.

On arrival, the Wellington side was greeted by the school’s Deputy Principal who introduced the team to two very excited classrooms that would have a slightly different PE class that day.  

Team Wellington create OFC Champions League history

Team Wellington create OFC Champions League history

Team Wellington created OFC Champions League history in the modern era with a 13 -nil win, the largest winning margin ever, over Kiwi FC in Game 2 of the Group Stages at Korman Stadium in Port Vila on Tuesday afternoon.  

While this was the first encounter where these two teams have faced each other, Team Wellington went in to the match with a clear game plan and all respect for their opponents.