Federation Youth (U13 - U16)



Our federation youth teams are for our top players in each age group as part of our Otumoetai FC Academy (OFCA). Meeting the criteria set out from WaiBOP & NZ Football to ensure our top players are catered for in the best environment possible for their development needs. 

For 2024 we will be continuing our recent partnership with Blue Rovers FC, particularly in the youth federation space. This year this will involve ensuring this level of football is available for more players in our area. Both clubs will work together where needed to create teams in these leagues with both clubs.

The Federation Youth programme is overseen by our UEFA B qualified Director of Football Joe Dixon, and delivered by our qualified academy coaches. 

We will be competing in the WaiBOP Federation leagues for the following age groups:

U13, U14, U16 Mixed Teams (Games played Sundays)

Selection Information

We will be holding selections this year at Fergusson Park and have a cross over game day with Blue overs at Wharepai Domain. Date TBC

We will be hosting an information night for anybody that wants to hear more about what we offer and a Q&A. This will take place on Thursday 8th February 5pm at Fergusson Park clubrooms. 

Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in February.

# of weeks: 3 weeks

Venue: Fergusson Park

Who: Players born between 2011 and 2008.

Days: Tuesdays 13,20,27th and Thursday 15,22,29th February.

U13 Mixed (Players Born 2011)

U14 Mixed (Players Born 2010)

U16 Mixed (Players Born 2008-2009) 

When & Where in 2024

  • 2024 Season Starts: 27th April (Pre-season games will be scheduled from Mid March)
  • All HOME games are played at Fergusson Park, Tilby Drive, Matua. 

The programme forms a key part of our development pathway. Players involved in the programme will also receive:

Coaching Curriculum

A holistic football programme developing all key moments of the game. Suitably catered ensuring each phase of development is age appropriate and individually maximized. 

Performance Tools

Player management tools ensuring players understand what is needed in the present and future on and off the field to develop holistically, from injury prevention to workload management and nutrition.  

Tournaments and Tours

A key objective of our programme is developing the person not just the player. Our tournaments and tours form a key part of this with a minimum of one event per year for the players to be able to head away showcase their talent on a national stage as well as gain meaningful experiences on and off the field. 

Individual Player Feedback

Reporting system from both the coach and player to track progress throughout the season. 

Flow Physio

​​​​​​​Flow Physiotherapy specialise in muscle balance assessment, injury prevention/rehabilitation, core strengthening, orthotics and exercise prescription.

For more information on our OFCA Federation programme please contact Jack Boland on fdo@otumoetaifootball.co.nz