Federation Talent Centre - Marlborough

The Marlborough FTC (Federation Talent Centre) is part of the NZ Football Talent Development Programme, providing a regional hub for talent development. 

FTCs complement existing club and school football programmes by adding focused training hours with specialist coaching for the most talented players, offering a unique set of advantages:


  • A programme to systematically develop the individual player
  • Consistent national curriculum to prepare players to cope with the modern game
  • Competitive and fulfilling environment for the most talented players – "the best with the best"
  • Coaches who are specifically trained and experienced in developing talented youth players
  • Players’ progress continually assessed to ensure the best players remain in the FTC programme
  • Weekly training sessions and an extended programme of development throughout the year
  • Regular performance feedback to players and parents
  • Regular games programme with inter and intra-federation tournaments


FTCs have been modelled on successful talent development programmes around the world, and then adapted for each local federation’s unique needs. The curriculum is consistent across New Zealand and quality standards are uniformly high.


Marlborough FTC 2016 Trials will be held on: 

Tuesday 8th March 4.45pm – 6.30pm at A&P Park,

and then a 2nd trial on Tuesday 15th March 4.45pm – 6.30pm.


Trials are invitation only, to previous years FTC & Marlborough Representative players.

All players selected to trial for the 2016 FTC would have received communication by email on Monday 22nd Feb.

If you have any questions regarding the programme, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

General Manager: Andrea Smith-Scott, marlborough@mainlandfootball.co.nz, ph 03 579 2387