Football

Team Wellington welcome Barcia back to the capital

Team Wellington welcome Barcia back to the capital

Team Wellington are pleased to confirm that midfielder, Mario Barcia, has returned to New Zealand and signed with the club after a season with Indonesian side, Semen Padang.

The 29-year old, Argentinian born player, who has made 79 appearances for Team Wellington over four seasons, was an influential figure in the squad that helped the club to their inaugural FIFA Club World Cup in 2018.

Barcia made a name for himself with the opening goal of the competition against Al Ain, which eventually saw the host side take the win and advance through to the next round.

Team Wellington secure another local talent ahead of new season

Team Wellington secure another local talent ahead of new season

Team Wellington are pleased to announce the signing of 19-year old defender, Josh Rogerson.

The young centre-back was part of the 2019 Central League side with Western Suburbs who claimed the title in August of this year.

The Wellington born talent has also represented his country at age group level making his international debut for the New Zealand U-17 team in February 2017.

Head Coach, Scott Hales, has been open about his intent to develop and work with local players as the club looks to retain the best talent in the region and Rogerson is no different.

Team Wellington Youth Squad named for 2019 campaign

Team Wellington Youth Squad named for 2019 campaign

Team Wellington and the Ole Football Academy renew their partnership for the upcoming National Youth League commencing this weekend with the first game on Sunday 6th.

The partnership includes a sponsorship and coaching component that will see the Youth side coached by Ben Sippola.

All clubs throughout the region were invited to nominate potential players for the team. Over 80 nominations were received from 15 clubs, with three trial games and training held over the last 2 weeks. Team Wellington wishes to thank the clubs and players for their support in this process.

Following the trials, a squad of 23 training players, has been finalised. In addition, a further six U-19 players have been included in the senior first team as Team Wellington looks ahead to the 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership and the 2019 National Youth League season.

Team Wellington sign talented youngster, Marko Stamenic

Team Wellington sign talented youngster, Marko Stamenic

Team Wellington are pleased to announce the signing of promising local midfielder, Marko Stamenic ahead of the 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership.

The 17-year old was part of the Western Suburbs side that claimed the 2019 Central League title, earlier this year.

Having developed through the ranks at Ole Academy, after his junior football with Stokes Valley and Lower Hutt, Stamenic was called in to the New Zealand U-17 age group side making his debut against the Solomon Islands in September of 2018.

Team Wellington and Olé Football Academy Join Forces

Team Wellington and Olé Football Academy Join Forces

Team Wellington Board are pleased to announce they have entered a Memorandum of Understanding with the Olé Football Academy ahead of the 2019/20 season.

This joint arrangement sees Wellington’s two most successful amateur football entities join forces for the good of football in the Capital.

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.