Federation Talent Centre

The Regions Best

Central Football Federation Talent Centre provides 5 regional hubs for talent development with over 900 players involved across the federation. Players are identified through a nomination process which involves both clubs & schools followed by trials being conducted throughout June. The following age group squads are then selected each year for Phase 1 Boys U10, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th/16th Girls U10, 11th, 13th, 15th, 16+.

Click here to watch Hawke’s Bay FTC Video

FTCs are aimed to complement existing club and school football programmes by adding focused training hours with specialist coaching for the most talented players, offering a unique set of advantages:

  • A programme to systematically develop the individual player
  • Consistent national curriculum to prepare players to cope with the modern game
  • Competitive environment for the most talented players – “the best with the best”
  • Coaches who are trained and experienced in developing talented youth players
  • 5 month weekly training programme
  • 1 training contact during August, September & 2 training contacts October – December
  • FTC Reports for players at the conclusion of the programme
  • Regular games programme with inter and intra-federation tournaments

Congratulations to all players selected for 2017 FTC squads

Click below to view squads                                                                      FTC