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Jedi Knights Welcome Here

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Jedi Knights Welcome Here

Learn The Olé Way

DEVELOPING NEW ZEALAND FOOTBALLERS, TRAINERS, AND LIFE - LONG LEARNERS

Our mission of changing the landscape of football development in New Zealand and creating the environmental conditions to consistently produce World - Class Kiwi footballers is clear. We are driven by the vision of a thriving New Zealand football development culture and the unlimited potential of the New Zealander. We have seen what is possible when a small group of motivated trainers and players set their sights on implementing dramatic change (fundamental transformation). We've also seen How Wolves Change Rivers (watch). If you are interested in learning more about The Olé Way of training please start a conversation with us below.  

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VISIT OLÉ 

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VISIT OLÉ 

Bring A Team Of Players / Trainers To Olé

EXPERIENCE THE OLÉ WAY IN THE WORLD'S #1 RATED PLACE TO LIVE

Wellington, New Zealand was recently voted the World's best place to live with the highest quality of life. Recently, Wellington has been voted one of the safest cities to visit in the World. Bring football into the mix and you really "can't beat Wellington on a good day." Olé Football Academy is located just 30 minutes from Wellington International Airport. In the past, Olé has accommodated groups of up to 50 players and 10 trainers / coaches at a time. In recent years, The Olé F.A. has worked as lead consultant with the Vanuatu Football Federation (2017 U-20 World Cup Qualification), Team Wellington Youth (NZ National Youth League), South Auckland Elite (SAE) and Western Suburbs Football Club

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Bring The Olé Way To Your Academy, Club Or Organisation

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Bring The Olé Way To Your Academy, Club Or Organisation

Hire Out The Olé Staff

Can't make it to Wellington? Maybe we can come to you! Our leadership philosophy is not specific to football and can be applied to any team, business, company or organisation. Inquire below. 

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Help Us Make This The Best Place To Work In Football. Period.

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Help Us Make This The Best Place To Work In Football. Period.

Join The Sub-Current of World Wide / New Zealand Trainers

ARE YOU A JEDI KNIGHT? 

We are spanning the globe for like - minded, devoted, enthusiastic and eager to learn trainers in the space of youth football development. There is a massive sub-current of trainers in New Zealand in agreement that the country's current player learning model i.e. how the beautiful game is played (and taught) needs to be changed, and a new way forward adopted. Are you one of them?

Jedi Knight Job Description: CANi Attitude, Love for Life - Long Learning (L3), Courageous - Confident - Capable (C3), Concern for player welfare, Comfortable with uncomfortable, Strong ability to work alongside others, Collaborates well within a team, Open to new experiences, Desire to serve, Sees long - term, Preferably Kiwi, Excited to pass on knowledge, Patient, Obligated to give back to the beautiful game, Can fulfil the role of mentor, Able to recognise the ego at play, Great attitude, Great work ethic, Great enthusiasm, Does not mind scrubbing the occasional toilet, floor or sink, Grateful, Kind, Blue - Collar, Low - maintenance, Kind, Has a hard time with days off, Doesn't mind long hours, Enjoys cold weather, win, rain and the shit sandwiches that accompany youth football development, Kind, Good with kids, A Doer, Helps if UEFA A qualified or have been a professional footballer; however, not required, don't let NZ visa paperwork turn you off, we'll help walk you through the process... Understands the words of the Jedi Master "You must unlearn all that you have learned." - Yoda

Each year apprentice staff from around the GLOBe Join Our TEAM in NEw Zealand

The Olé Apprentice Programme is an incredible opportunity for aspiring amateur and former professional players to continue playing the beautiful game in the world's most beautiful country, while also gaining invaluable work experience as an Olé F.A. staff member. Apprentice player - trainers have the opportunity to represent the Academy in one of New Zealand's most prestigious amateur competitions, the Men's Central League. The Olé apprentice plays an integral role in the organisation, as much of his / her time is devoted to working alongside Olé F.A. residents and Young Olé players on and off the football pitch. Tutoring, supporting, mentoring, training and facilitating in the development and growth of the Young Olé player is the number one objective of the apprentice. After each apprentice’s time at the academy the Olé staff facilitate in their career aspirations. Previous apprentices have gone on to play for teams in New Zealand's National League (Auckland CityCanterbury United DragonsHawkes Bay UnitedHamilton WanderersTasman UnitedTeam Wellington) and professional clubs around the globe (IFK VärnamoÄngelholms FFAchilles 29), as well as, represent the academy as staff members at NCAA institutions, professional clubs and New Zealand football clubs / academies. If you are interested in learning more about the Olé Apprentice Programme please start a conversation with us below. Previous apprentice player – trainers have come from the following U.S. universities and professional clubs: 

  • Seattle University (NCAA Division 1)
  • St John's University, NY (NCAA Division 1)
  • University of New Mexico (NCAA Division 1)
  • University of Notre Dame (NCAA Division 1)
  • Xavier University (NCAA Division 1)
  • University of Hartford (NCAA Division 1)
  • University of Massachusetts (NCAA Division 1)
  • Bayer Leverkusen (German Bundesliga) 
  • Butler University (NCAA Division 1)
  • Columbus Crew (Major League Soccer)
  • Doncaster Rovers (English Championship)
  • North Carolina State University (NCAA Division 1)
  • San Diego State University (NCAA Division 1)
  • Seattle Sounders (Major League Soccer)
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Our Doors are Open (Literally) 365 days of the Year

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Our Doors are Open (Literally) 365 days of the Year

24 / 7 Open Door Policy

RAIN, SOUTHERLY (COLD NZ WIND), OR SHINE THERE'S A HIGH LIKELIHOOD TRAINING IS STILL ON!

Despite Porirua's cold, blustery, and wet nature, training is rarely cancelled. If you are interested in visiting the academy, observing a training session, or meeting the Olé F.A. staff in person we invite you to start a conversation with us below.