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Team Wellington sign New Zealand age group International, Ollie Whyte

Team Wellington sign New Zealand age group International, Ollie Whyte

Team Wellington are pleased to confirm the signing of New Zealand age group International, Ollie Whyte, ahead of the 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership. 

The Wellington-born youngster began started his football career with local club, Waterside Karori before joining the Wellington Phoenix Academy where he spent three years in their set up. 

The 19-year old then spent a year abroad where he played for Portuguese side, Rio Ave FC in Primera Liga. 

Team Wellington sign skilful defender from Montenegro

Team Wellington sign skilful defender from Montenegro

Team Wellington are pleased to confirm the signing of 31-year old defender, Stevan Marković ahead of the 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership. 

Signed from the Montenegrin First League side, FK Mornar, Marković is the 19th player to be signed for the upcoming season. 

Born in Bar, Montenegro, Marković began his youth career with FK Vojvodina before signing with his local side, FK Mornar where he would play for three seasons before moving to OFK Grbalj. 

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 confirm goalkeepers ahead of the 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership

Team Wellington confirm goalkeepers ahead of the 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership

Team Wellington are pleased to announce the return of number one goalkeeper, Scott Basalaj and welcome new signing Keegan Smith ahead of the 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership season.

Basalaj first joined Team Wellington during the 2010/11 season and has gone on to play over 100 games for the club becoming an instrumental member of the squad over the years.

The 25-year old, Wellington born keeper has also represented New Zealand at age group level playing for both the U-17 and U-20 sides.

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 sign Former Scottish Premier League Defender

Team Wellington sign Former Scottish Premier League Defender

Team Wellington are pleased to announce the signing of Northern Ireland age-group International, Rory McKeown.

The 26-year old began his youth career with Ipswich Town before he went on to join Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League in 2011. Making an early impression, McKeown scored on his professional debut against Dundee United. McKeown spent three years with the club before going on loan to Cowdenbeath.

In June 2014, McKeown joined Raith Rovers where he had an impressive campaign making 72 appearances over two seasons.

Team Wellington Re-Sign Club Favourites

Team Wellington Re-Sign Club Favourites

Team Wellington are pleased to announce experienced midfielders, Andy Bevin and Nathanael Hailemariam have re-signed with the club ahead of the 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership.

Head Coach, Scott Hales, is excited to have both players back for another year and having worked with both of them over the last few seasons, will look to utilise their experience both on and off the pitch.

“Andy and Nati are not only quality players and great people but having them back this season is important for continuity within our environment and our quest for honours,” Hales said.

Team Wellington Lock In Talented Midfielder

Team Wellington Lock In Talented Midfielder

Team Wellington are pleased to announce the signing of Northern Ireland Youth International, Ollie Bassett ahead of the 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership season.

Bassett was born in England where he started his football career as a youngster in the Aston Villa Academy before signing a scholarship with Southampton in 2014.

The following year, at the age of just 17, Bassett made his debut for Yeovil Town becoming the youngest player at the time to play in the English Football League. Later that year, he signed his first professional contract with the club.