Rangers Academy - Supported by Olé Football Academy

Supported by Olé Football Academy


For young players in New Plymouth, serious about their football development journey: Join us as we launch the 2021 New Plymouth Rangers Academy Winter Programme, supported by Olé Football Academy. 


Lead by our new Director of Football, James Malthus, who has come to New Plymouth as one of Olé Football Academy’s most experienced youth coaches, players will train within a curriculum designed by Olé. It will incorporate the key elements integral to the development process at their Wellington academy, and players should expect to learn, be challenged and have a lot of fun. 


Training will be delivered by a great team of coaches, overseen by James. 


This is a unique opportunity for players to experience ‘The Olé Way’ right here in New Plymouth, and develop within a proven method, known for producing players who are now at the highest level around the world and in New Zealand.






"In terms of developing and nurturing some of New Zealand’s brightest football talent, Olé Academy is without doubt one of the market leaders. Having worked with numerous players at both national and international level who have come through the Academy, I firmly believe that the holistic approach to development at Olé, is helping produce some truly special players in the New Zealand context. Ryan Thomas, Nando Pijanker, Elijah Just and Callum McCowatt are but a few of the current All Whites who embody the philosophy and essence of Olé Academy" 


-All Whites Coach Danny Hay



Olé Football Academy are the benchmark for youth football development in New Zealand. Believing strongly in the potential of the young, Kiwi player, Olé are known for their holistic approach to football development and providing pathways for players.


Olé has a team of energetic and passionate coaches who are experts at working with the young, New Zealand player. They are constantly striving to create the best possible learning environment, challenging players to learn, grow and become the best they can be. 


Olé have a track record for producing New Zealand age group internationals and All Whites, with 20+ players representing their country. Olé have also placed 40+ players in US Universities and professional environments around the world. 


Most recently, 19-year-old Marko Stamenic has signed with Danish Superliga club F.C. Copenhagen, while Nando Pijnaker has transferred from Swiss Club Grasshopper Club Zurich to Portuguese Premeira Liga club Rio Ave F.C. 


In Sweden, 19-year-old Matt Garbett is playing in Allsvenskan with Falkenbergs FF and Callum McCowatt has left the Wellington Phoenix to join two other Olé alumni - Elijah Just and Dalton Wilkins - in the Danish First Division with F.C. Helsingør. 


Olé continue their commitment to the young New Zealand player, supporting New Plymouth Rangers to implement a new youth academy training programme. 





We welcome all of our current academy players, and any new players from across the region U9 - U15, to come and join us at trials.

To trial, you must register you can do so via the link below. You can register for both the academy trial and a junior/youth team at the same time. If you've already registered for a junior/youth team then you can log in to Friendly Manager and add the academy trial registration as an extra.




Any issues with using Friendly Manager please contact ryan.evetts@gmail.com

For more details about the academy, contact James at james@nprangers.co.nz

Trial age groups and times are as follows:

2021 Winter Programme
Key Dates

24/25 Feb - Info evening with Ole

1 March - U13 Trial (4.00-5.00pm) and U15 Trial (5.15-6.15pm)

2 March - U9/10 Trial (4.00-5.00pm) and U11/12 Trial (5.15-6.15pm)

9 March - Programme Start

17 April - 2 May - School Holidays

10-25 July - School Holidays

10 September - Programme Finishes.

Late September - Potential extra training ahead of tournaments (no charge)


Weekly Programme

U15 - Mon 6.30-7.45pm, Wed 5.10-6.25pm, Fri 5.10-6.25pm. $500

U13 - Mon 5.00-6.15pm, Wed 3.45-5.00pm, Fri 3.45-5.00pm. $500

U11/12 - Tue, Thu 4.55-6.10pm. $350

U9/10 - Mon, Thu 3.45-4.45pm. $350

U9/10 Girls Only - Tue 3.45-4.45pm. $200

If your player is unavailable for the trial date for any reason, please go ahead and register them to trial anyway, and follow up with an email to James Malthus: james@nprangers.co.nz to advise further regarding unavailability.

If you have any questions relating to the 2021 Winter Programme or trials, please contact James Malthus: james@nprangers.co.nz