Melville Academy opportunities, Term 4

The MELVILLE UNITED Football Academy provides a unique opportunity for young players to accelerate their development and reach their potential as footballers.

The Academy is an elite programme that works on the principle of having the best local players training and playing with each other. Due to the elite nature of the Academy, entry onto the programme is by selection only and designed for players who have already demonstrated an ability to perform and develop at an advanced level.

We will be expanding our Academy programme to accommodate the following age groups in 2018:
– U11 (2007’s)
– U12 (2006’s)
– U13 (2005’s)
– U14 (2004’s)
– U16 (2003/04’s)

We have the following trial sessions running in Term 4, 2017. The trial sessions run for 5 weeks and are free of charge. All trial sessions will be held at Gower Park.


• U11 (2007’s) Mon Oct 30th – Mon Nov 27th – 4:00pm-5:15pm.
• U12 (2006’s) Wed Nov 1st – Wed Nov 29th – 5:00pm-6:15pm.
• U13 (2005’s) Wed Nov 1st – Wed Nov 29th – 5:00pm-6:15pm.

To register, email with the players full name, DOB, current club and a contact phone number.


Michael is a former Melville United, Waikato FC & Waitakere United player and NZ age group representative. Michael holds a degree in Coaching and Physical Education and a range of coaching qualifications including the OFC B License.

Sam is a former Melville United, Waikato FC and Auckland City player. Sam spent six years coaching in the English Academy system. During that time Sam worked at West Bromwich Albion FC as the U14 coach and at Birmingham City FC as the full time U16 coach. Sam is a holder of the UEFA A License and the English FA Youth Award.


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