Marlborough Football NZF Skills Centres


The Marlborough Football NZF Skills Centre's operate during school terms 1, 2 and 3 (8 week programmes each term).

The New Zealand Football Skills Centres provide an aligned, co-ordinated approach to junior footballers, aged 7-12 years, wishing to access a higher level of provision. Its main aim is to provide a structured programme for players, in an enjoyable environment that maximises player development.

It is highly likely that the game in the future will be quicker, more technical and tactical, and the demands on our younger players will be elevated. Through a planned, consistent approach to training, based around principles of Long Term Player Development, NZF Skills Centres will provide a perfect start for players wishing to reach the highest level.

We will be running 2 NZF Skills Centre's (Girls and Boys) in 2022 as per below...


Boys & Girls mixed aged 7 – 9 years:    

Time: 4pm – 4.45pm

Trainings: Wednesdays

At: A&P Park field no 5  

Head Coach: Dave Turner

Assistant Coach: Nicky Smith-Scott


Boys & Girls mixed aged 10 – 12 years:

Time: 4.45pm – 5.30pm

Trainings: Wednesdays

At: A&P Park field no 5  

Head Coach: Dave Turner

Assistant Coach: Nicky Smith-Scott


2022 Dates:

Term 1 – 8 weeks  

Wednesday 23rd Feb – Wednesday 13th April


Term 2 – 8 weeks

Wednesday 11th May – Wednesday 29th June


Term 3 – 8 weeks  

Wednesday 3rd August – Wednesday 21st September



Term 4  - There is no Football Skills Centre in Term 4, we resume in Term 1, 2023.


Cost: $55 per child per term  

Payable to: Marlborough Football Inc 12-3167-0164019-00, Bank Ref 'Skills' and 'Name'


To Register for Term 2, 2022:  Email Nicky@mainlandfootball.co.nz, with full name, ph number & date of birth.


Registrations for Term 2, 2022, close Monday 2nd May.


All New Zealand Football talent programmes, including NZF Skills Centres, are designed to produce the next generation of All Whites and Football Ferns.

Therefore guidance and curriculum provided is focused on producing players who are able to play the game in the NZF Way.

Join the NZF pathway for Junior footballers!