Welcome to Olé Football Academy

Established in 1999 and based in Porirua, New Zealand the Olé Football Academy philosophy is inspired by the latest evidence that concludes; talent is not born, it is grown.

The staff at Olé Football Academy believes that an individual’s potential for growth is unlimited and we unashamedly support young footballers in their pursuit of becoming world-class players. Furthermore, we believe that football is the number one medium for helping educate, develop and prepare young people for life on, and beyond the pitch.

Olé Football Academy lays its foundations at the grassroots level with the Olé Football in Schools programme aimed at introducing the beautiful game to primary school children in the greater Porirua region. Skill Builders is Olé’s in-house grassroots initiative aimed at bringing football to youngsters living across the Wellington region. Skill Builders is a fantastic place for youngsters to continue their footballing out of the traditional club season or opportunity for a player to get his or her first taste of the sport while developing skills in a relaxed, fun, grassroots environment.

The West’s Juniors programme (ages 7 – 10) is a joint initiative between Western Suburbs Soccer Club and Olé Football Academy to deliver a once-a-week professional training experience to the next group of up and coming football stars.

Affiliated with Western Suburbs, the Olé Elite Academy (ages 11 – 14) runs in conjunction with the youth club football calendar. The Elite Academy introduces the young footballer to a full-time football curriculum with players training 4 times per week and playing with their respective Western Suburbs club teams on the weekend.

The Olé Premier Academy (ages 15 – 18) encompasses a full-time football curriculum with a strong emphasis on personal development aimed at preparing the footballer for life on and beyond the pitch. Offering an extensive year-round programme, with a residential option, the Premier programme runs in conjunction with the Western Suburbs club season. The residential players attend local public schools during the calendar year and as part of the Premier experience take part in a series of mentorship and personal development programmes.

If you are looking to be recruited or are interested in a trial at Olé Football Academy please fill in our Interested Players Form and we will be in touch.