Grassroots

Olé In Primary Schools

Introducing the beautiful game to primary school children in the greater Porirua region, The Olé In Primary Schools Programme paves the way at the academy’s foundation and has been staples in the Porirua community for nearly two decades.

Skill Builders

Skill Builders is a grassroots initiative aimed at bringing football to youngsters (ages 5 – 11) living in the Wellington region.

Skill Builders is a fantastic opportunity for the player in the discovery phase of his or her career to get a first taste of the sport, while developing skills in a relaxed, fun, grassroots environment. Sessions are held on Sunday evenings during the school terms, from 5 – 6pm.

Players are encouraged to try newly learned skills in games where mistakes and creativity are applauded. The coaching staff is comprised of Young Olé Academy players alongside professional Olé Football Academy trainers. All sessions conclude with our all time favourite song “Olé, Olé, Olé.”

A number of current Young Olé Academy players have been identified and have started their footballing endeavours through the Olé Skill Builders Programme.


Discovery Phase

The Skill Builders player is still very much in the discovery phase of his or her career. This is the time when players need nothing more than fun and games.


Individual Skill

Skill Builders training sessions are based around individual skill sessions, unstructured free play activities and small-sided street football games.


Safe, Fun and Playful

The purpose of the Skill Builders programme is to offer the player more opportunities for play within a safe, fun, playful and encouraging learning environment.