HOW IT BEGAN
The Swifts Talent Centre began in 2014, with the aim of providing young aspirational football players with an increased level of provision to take their next steps in their football journey.
THE NAME "SWIFTS"
The name “Swifts” is a reference to Waterside Karori’s past. The Wellington Swifts (later named the Karori Swifts) was formed in 1894, and merged with Waterside AFC in 1987 to form Waterside Karori. The Swifts Talent Centre revives the Swifts name.
THE SWIFTS LOGO
The Swifts logo references the programme's base at the Terawhiti turf - the name Terawhiti being an interpretation of “te ra whiti” or “the rising sun”, and the logo being a representation of the sun rising over the Karori hills.