Talent Development

FC Nelson has a number of opportunites for players to enjoy great coaching hone and their skills. Be sure to have a look at the different activites currently on offer at the club.

We are so excited to officially partner with the Wellington Phoenix Football Academy, becoming the only club in the top of the south to offer a clear development pathway towards New Zealand's only professional club for the talented boys and girls in the Nelson Tasman and Marlborough region.

There are a range of options available through the Wellington Phoenix Partnership starting from U9's upto U14's. Open sessions are available to all on a Monday afternoon, where players can participate from 4:30pm-5:30pm in our Wellington Phoenix Pre-Academy Skills Centre.

Following coaching observations, exceptional players, aged U11 to U14, will be given the opportunity to particpate in our Wellington Phoenix Pre-Academy Development Centre. This will provide a step up in quality and players that demonstrate the requisite work ethic as well as mental, physical and emotional maturity will be given opportunities where appropriate to trial at the Wellington Phoenix via a Discovery Camp.

Players within the system will have an inherent advantage given the consistent communications between FC Nelson coaches and those in the Wellington Phoenix Academy, ensuring that the players are known upon their arrival.

As outlined by Wellington Phoenix Head of Pre-Academy & Foundation Phase, Jesse Rawlings:

“It's exciting to have ... FC Nelson ... onboard as our first ever PAC Partner Club! The PAC Program is an important part of the Wellington Phoenix pathway. It exists to identify players who may have the potential to represent the Academy, as well as connecting more players, coaches, parents, clubs & schools to the Phoenix through positive engagement and exclusive development opportunities. We are pleased to announce our association with clubs who share a similar mission and values around player development. The PAC Program is designed to be a resource for our PAC Partner Clubs, to complement their existing programs and improve their capability and reach.”

Players are welcome from any club and can register at https://fcnelson.co.nz/register under the WPX Pre-Academy tab.

WPX Pre-Academy Groups will beheld at Neale Park Junior/Intermediate pitches commencing 2nd May 4:30pm - 5:30pm for Term 2.



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