New Zealand Football

Team Wellington sign Ben Mata after successful trial

Team Wellington sign Ben Mata after successful trial

Team Wellington are pleased to announce the signing of 21-year old defender, Ben Mata following a successful two week trial.

The Auckland born and raised centre back started his junior football with Papakura City FC and in 2015 was called in to the New Zealand U-17 side making his debut during the OFC Championship.

Mata then went on to represent his country at the FIFA U-17 World Cup before the side were eliminated in the Round of 16 against Brazil U-17.

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 quality defender

Team Wellington secure quality defender

Team Wellington are delighted to announce the signing of Auckland born defender, Scott Midgley.

The 24-year old arrives in the capital following a successful winter season with Westerns Springs AFC who finished fourth in the LOTTO NRFL Premier Men’s competition.

After playing his junior football with Auckland side, Central United before progressing through the Auckland City youth ranks, Midgley spent 3 seasons playing with Missouri State University making 54 appearances for their first team.

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 re-sign familiar faces with the return of Watson and Cameron

Team Wellington re-sign familiar faces with the return of Watson and Cameron

Team Wellington are pleased to announce the re-signing of 26-year old Hamish Watson and young midfielder, Henry Cameron ahead of the 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership.

With both players previously being involved with Team Wellington, including at the FIFA Club World Cup in 2018, it was a welcome return for them both.

Head Coach, Scott Hales, continues to build his squad ahead of the upcoming season and is excited to have both players back for another year.