About

The Olé Way

Established in 1997 by New Zealand National Team Manager (1999 - 2003) Dave Wilson, Olé Football Academy recently celebrated 20 years of developing the Kiwi footballer. The academy staff has a combined 75+ years of experience in New Zealand player development and management within the nation's football landscape. In 2013, Olé partnered with Western Suburbs Football Club in an initiative to develop the New Zealand player from 1st kick to 1st team. The relationship has shown a proven track record of player development with Olé alumni consistently entering professional environments or earning athletic and academic scholarships to universities abroad.

Olé Player Placement

YOUNG OLÉ PLAYERS HAVE REPRESENTED THE ACADEMY AT THE FOLLOWING

  • Auckland City FC (New Zealand Premiership)
  • Bucknell University (NCAA Division I)
  • Bowling Green University (NCAA Division I)
  • C.D. Tondela (Portuguese Primeira Liga)
  • Chivas USA (Major League Soccer)
  • Columbus Crew SC (Major League Soccer)
  • Dartmouth College (NCAA Division I)
  • Drake University (NCAA Division I)
  • Falkenberg FF (Swedish Allsvenskan)
  • Fulham FC (English Premier League)
  • GAIS IK (Swedish Superettan)
  • Los Angeles Galaxy (Major League Soccer)
  • Marshall University (NCAA Division I)
  • Missouri State University (NCAA Division I)
  • Mjallby IF (Swedish Allsvenskan)
  • Northwestern University (NCAA Division I)
  • PEC Zwolle (Dutch Eredevisie)

  • Portland Timbers (Major League Soccer)
  • San Diego State University (NCAA Division I)
  • San Jose Earthquakes (Major League Soccer)
  • Seattle University (NCAA Division I)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (NCAA Division I)
  • Stabaek IK (Norwegian Tippeligaen)
  • St. Johns (NY) University (NCAA Division I)
  • Stanford University (NCAA Division I)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (NCAA Division I)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NCAA Division I)
  • University of Missouri Kansas City (NCAA Division I)
  • University of New Mexico (NCAA Division I)
  • University of Pretoria Amatuks FC (South African Super League)
  • Vincenza Calcio (Serie B, Italy)
  • Vitoria de Guimaraes (Portuguese Primeria Liga)
  • Wellington Phoenix (Australian A-League)
  • Xavier University (NCAA Division I)

THE OLÉ TRIAL PROCESS

The Olé trial process never ends. We are always on the search for ambitious footballers looking to take their game to another level. While we do hold trials and recruit formally at times, most of our players come directly to us. If you are interested in joining one the Young Olé Academy or receiving more information regarding one of our programmes please submit an Interested Player Form on the contact page. We will be in touch within 2 business days.

OLÉ Success STORIES