We are pleased to introduce the Auckland City FC Academy, Our Academy delivers a Player Development Program (PDP) which all players a comprehensive pathway from Grassroots to Senior football and Beyond.


“Our objective is to create a programme that is based on the principles of Barcelona FC. Our relationship with them has seen two of our teams visit Barcelona and we are about to bring out some of there junior coaches to implement the ideals that underpin this great club.

We are building players to later perform for an Auckland City team, so therefore working on those aspects of a player’s game that will help shape them into an Auckland City player of the future.”

Ivan Vicelich


Under the leadership of our new Director of Methodology Camilo Speranza who has come to us from FC Barcelona alongside Experienced Coach educator and Academy Director Nic Downes the Auckland City Football Club Academy offers players a complete footballing experience that not only covers football skills, but also injury prevention and sports science and an equally important focus on personal traits such as how players conduct themselves at training and respect they show for teammates and staff.

The programme includes:
Two training sessions per week (Summer Program)
Player based skill development;
FIFA 11+ Warm up and warm down sessions taken by qualified staff;
Strength and Conditioning sessions;
Qualified coaches;
Written reporting on progress;
Recovery sessions during the winter season 

“It’s about combing our ACFC DNA with worlds best practice so our players can become the best versions of themselves, Whatever level they aspire to. ACFC has a proven record of competing internationally and playing a great style of football while doing to and that’s what we want for our kids, don’t tell them they can’t compete let them dream big that’s how we find the next Abby Erceg, Chris Wood or Ivan Vicelich.”   

       Blair Shaw Chairman of the Auckland City Academy


Player Profiles
Position P W D L F A Pts
1 AC181710461852
2 ES181314531640
3 CU181044342934
4 TW181044432534
5 SU18657243023
6 HW185211344417
7 HB18459375317
8 TU183510203414
9 WU184113394613
10 WP183213204511

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