2019 Auckland City Player Development Programme (PDP)

2019 Auckland City Player Development Programme (PDP)


The PDP will be split into 2 groups this year in order to maximise the training needs for each age group.

(Note: Age groups denoted below are for players grade next year ie 2018 playing season).

PDP Skills 6-10th grade: 4.15pm to 5.15pm Monday and Friday
PDP Academy 10th - 15th grade: 5.30pm to 7.00pm Monday and Friday

As you can see there is a crossover in the 10th grade where players can chose between the skills training and the Academy training. Skills training is a more general training for players to increase their skill levels whilst the academy training has a more focused delivery. This is really up to the individual to determine what level of training they require. Players can be moved from Skills to academy or vice versa if the level of training they are in is not suitable for the child.

High level coaches will be provided at all levels of the academy to ensure that the players achieve the best possible training.

The skills players will be trained by the Auckland City 1st team players headed up by our very own Ivan Vicelich (previous All Whites captain, Auckland City captain and professional player and currently assistant coach of the Auckland City first team).

Academy players will have qualified coaches and will include a qualified strength and conditioning trainer to specifically aid in injury prevention and qualified goalkeeper trainers for goalkeepers.


We have endeavoured to try to keep the costs of the programme to a minimum to try and allow as much participation as possible.

PDP Skills 6-10th grade: $150 per 6 week phase  (twelve 1 hour sessions as 2 sessions per week)
PDP Academy 10th - 15th grade: $250 per 6 week phase (twelve 1.5 hour session as 2 sessions per week)

Note: This will include a full Auckland City PDP playing kit (Shirt/Shorts/Socks).


All communication for the Auckland City PDP is done through our Facebook group page.

This is a closed group so you will need to request membership to access information.  All updates about training, cancellations, messages from coaches are done through this page so it is important that you sign up.

For any queries about the administration side of the PDP please contact Deanna via email   pdp.acfcyouth@gmail.com.

Playing/football queries can be directed to Simon Richards by email simon.acfcyouth@gmail.com

A presentation to parents explaining the programme is currently being finalised. This is a chance for parents to learn more about the programme. The date for this will be posted on the Facebook page when it is known, but will occur some time next week.


A link to the players registration form can be found on the Facebook page above and this link.