New Plymouth Rangers launch their new look 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.

Led 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 James, supported by a great team of coaches.

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.

The programme will consist of the following groups: U15 – 3 training sessions per week. $500 U13 - 3 training sessions per week. $500 U11/12 – 2 training sessions per week. $350 U9/10 – 2 training sessions per week. $350 U9/10 Girls Only – 1 session per week. $200 (players may also attend U9/10 mixed sessions)

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 on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 March.

We will also be hosting Olé CEO Blake Jones for an information evening at our Merrilands Domain clubrooms from 6-7pm on Wednesday, 24 February for any interested players and parents.

To trial, you must register HERE. 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.

Any issues with using Friendly Manager please contact

​For more details about the academy, contact James at

Key Dates

24 Feb - Info evening with Ole Football Academy CEO Blake Jones (6.00-7.00pm)

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 Starts

17 April - 2 May - School Holidays

10-25 July - School Holidays

10 September - Programme Finishes.

Weekly Programme (subject to change)

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

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

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

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

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

​If your player is unavailable for the trial date for any reason, please still register them to trial, and follow up with an email to James.

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