We are excited to confirm that Waterside Karori is one of four clubs to have received provisional approval from Capital Football to deliver the NZF Talent Development Programme in 2019.
The Talent Development Programme (TDP) sits alongside an amended Federation Talent Centre (FTC) programme for players aged between 12/13 and 17 years old. Our Swifts Talent Centre will become a single environment training programme, in partnership with Capital Football, with players no longer required to also participate in FTC as a separate programme. Players will have the ability to be selected directly from Swifts for 3-day FTC camps and to represent Capital Football in National Age Group Tournament squads and NZF squads.
Capital Football will continue to operate talent programmes for players from other clubs, but intends to back away from its own delivery of TDPs after 2019.
You can find more information on Capital Football's website here.
We will be publishing the full details of our 2019 junior and youth Swifts Talent Centre training programmes (including more on what all this means for our players in 2019, and training schedules for each age group) by the end of the year.