We enter teams into the WaiBOP leagues & these teams train within our NZF Accredited SKC environment. This is the entry point into the FCTM Academy and open to all players turning 11 and 12 in the 2024 calendar year


Our programme aligns with NZ Football's development programme standards and we are the only club in the Bay of Plenty region that has an NZF accredited Talent Development Programme (TDP). Achieving this accreditation is acknowledgement from NZ Football that we have met strict criteria both on and off the field. Our coaches have to achieve qualifications and we're proud to have the largest pool of qualified coaches in the Bay of Plenty available for our members. 

Designed to cater to different phases of development for boys and girls aged between 13-17 years, our players will be challenged appropriately by training with and playing against players of similar ability. This helps accelerate player development as players will be required to operate at a standard that involves a higher level of performance across all four corners of player development (technical, physical, psychological and social).

Teams train within our NZF accredited TDP and play in leagues focusing on development. Players within these programmes have significant game day options available and have the opportunity to move across teams.

Leagues available are;

  • WaiBOP Federation Youth Leagues (Mixed) U13 - Sunday Competition
  • NRFL Youth Leagues (Mixed) U14, U15, U17 - Sunday Competition*

*Older male players within these programmes may have the opportunity to play in NRFL Senior Men's competition for our affiliate clubs Tauranga City and Papamoa FC. This will further aid development opportunities.


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