Team Wellington

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Team Wellington
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Full name Team Wellington
Nickname(s) Team Welly, Teedubs
Founded 2004
Ground Newtown Park,
Wellington, New Zealand
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Mark Chote
Coach Matt Calcott
League ASB Premiership
2013-14 2nd
Current season

Team Wellington are one of the eight teams in the New Zealand ASB Premiership football (soccer) competition. They play their home games at Newtown Park, Wellington.

History[edit]

Team Wellington's original home colours.

Team Wellington was formed in 2004 by a consortium of Wellington clubs to compete in the New Zealand Football Championship. The uniform was yellow with black shorts, utilising the primary sporting colours of the Wellington region.

In the inaugural season (2004/2005) of the NZFC, Team Wellington performed below expectations, finishing sixth. They improved in the next season, ending the season in fourth place.

In 2007 the Australian A-League placed a franchise in Wellington, knowns as the Wellington Phoenix. The Phoenix quickly entered a strategic alliance with Team Wellington. The new head coach for Team Wellington, Stu Jacobs, was hired as an assistant coach for the Phoenix while retaining his NZFC role. Team Wellington also changed their kit to a predominantly black strip similar to that of the Phoenix, using yellow as a highlight colour.

Team Wellington started the 2007/08 season with a five-game winning streak, a record for the competition. This was ended by a 1-1 draw against Auckland City FC on December the 15th. Wellington finished the season in third place, qualifying for the Preliminary Final against second-placed Auckland City. Wellington defeated Auckland 4-3 in overtime. Wellington thus went on to the Grand Final, in which they were defeated by Waitakere United 2-0 at Trusts Stadium.

Attendances at Newtown Park remain healthy by NZFC standards, averaging about 1000 spectators a game. Crowd numbers have been helped by the central location allowing for traveling away fans, as well as an increase of interest due to the Phoenix and the efforts of Wellington Phoenix fan club "Yellow Fever."

Constituent Clubs[edit]

Team Wellington represents 20 clubs in the Greater Wellington region.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 November 2014[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 New Zealand GK Michael O'Keeffe
2 United States DF Greg Rosenthal
3 England DF Lee Colligan
4 New Zealand DF Tyler Lissette
5 England DF Bill Robertson
7 Solomon Islands MF Henry Fa'arodo
8 New Zealand MF Cole Peverley
9 New Zealand FW Jarrod Smith
10 France FW Nicolas Bechar
No. Position Player
11 New Zealand MF Michael Gwyther
13 New Zealand MF Alex Feneridis
14 New Zealand DF James Musa
15 Costa Rica FW Luis Coralles
16 New Zealand MF Patrick Fleming
17 United States MF Sean Morris
19 New Zealand MF Cory Chettleburgh
20 New Zealand MF Adam Cowan
22 New Zealand GK Daniel Clarke

Notable Former Players[edit]

Club Officials[edit]

Managers[edit]

  • England Mick Waitt (July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007)
  • New Zealand Stu Jacobs (July 1, 2007–June 30, 2011)
  • New Zealand Matt Calcott (July 1, 2011–)

Stadium[edit]

Newtown park
Main articles: Newtown Park

Team Wellington FC have played all home matches at Newtown Park which has a capacity of 5,000. In 2008, a training pitch was developed next to the playing field which is used by local A-League franchise, the Wellington Phoenix.

As Newtown Park is the primary athletics stadium in the Wellington region, Team Wellington is occasionally required to relocate home fixtures to allow for track and field events to be hosted there. These matches are typically shifted to the 1,000 capacity Porirua Park in Porirua.

Seasons[edit]

Statistics & Records[edit]

All-time Leading Goals and Appearances[edit]

correct as of the conclusion of the 2009-10 season
Name Position Appearances Goal Avg. goals/game
Graham Little FW 76 41 0.54
Costa Rica Luis Corrales FW 33 22 0.66
Bryan Little MF 65 21 0.32
Peter Halstead FW 67 16 0.24
New Zealand Andy Barron MF 33 11 0.33
New Zealand Greg Draper FW 15 9 0.60
New Zealand Raf de Gregorio MF 37 9 0.24
David Johnston MF/FW 33 8 0.24
New Zealand Daniel Ellensohn FW 13 6 0.46
New Zealand Wiremu Patrick MF 55 5 0.09
New Zealand Dan Keat MF 33 5 0.15
New Zealand Mike Wilson MF 38 4 0.11
New Zealand Karl Whalen DF 92 4 0.13
Adam Birch DF/MF 71 3 0.04
Steve Gulley FW 46 3 0.07
Dylan Hall GK 44 0 0
New Zealand Jamie Duncan DF 43 0 0
New Zealand Michael Eager MF 43 0 0
Matt Adams DF 40 2 0.05
New Zealand James Bannatyne GK 34 1 0.03

Year-by-year History[edit]

Wellington League History
Season Teams League Ladder
Position
Finals
Qualification
Finals
Position
2004–05 8 6th Did not qualify
2005–06 8 4th Qualified for Playoffs 3rd
2006–07 8 5th Did not qualify
2007–08 8 3rd Qualified for Playoffs Runners-up
2008–09 8 4th Qualified for Playoffs 4th
2009–10 8 3rd Qualified for Playoffs 3rd
2010–11 8 3rd Qualified for Playoffs 4th

Season Summaries[edit]

Season Stats
Season Pos W D L GF GA GD PTS
2004-05 6 5 8 8 35 40 -5 23
2005-06 4 8 4 9 43 53 -10 28
2006-07 5 7 6 8 37 34 +3 27
2007-08 3 15 2 4 51 21 +30 27
2008-09 4 7 2 5 28 28 0 23
2009-10 3 7 0 7 22 24 -2 21
Last updated 9 July 2010
Season Stats
Season Largest Win Largest Loss Playoffs
2004-05 5-0 v Otago United 1-5 v Auckland City FC Did not qualify
2005-06 4-1 v Waitakere United 0-6 v Waikato FC Round 1: Bet Otago United 2-2 (a.e.t., 4-1 on penalties)
Round 2: Bet YoungHeart Manawatu 3-2
Round 3: Lost to Canterbury United 1-2
2006-07 7-0 v Hawke's Bay United 0-5 v YoungHeart Manawatu Did not qualify
2007-08 8-0 v YoungHeart Manawatu 1-5 v Waitakere United Semifinal: Bet Auckland City FC 4-3 (a.e.t.)
Grand Final: Lost to Waitakere United 0-2
2008-09 4-1 v Waikato FC 2-5 v Hawke's Bay United Semifinal: Lost to Waitakere United 0-6 (agg)
2009-10 4-1 v Canterbury United 0-4 v YoungHeart Manawatu Semifinal: Lost to Waitakere United 4-4 (agg)
2010-11
Last updated 9 July 2010

League Table 2009-10[edit]

# Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Auckland City FC 14 9 4 1 33 13 20sm=n 31
2 Waitakere United 14 9 2 3 31 22 9sm=n 29
3 Team Wellington 14 7 0 7 22 24 -2sm=n 21
4 Canterbury United 14 5 3 6 23 16 7sm=n 18
5 Otago United 14 5 3 6 16 22 -6sm=n 18
6 Hawke's Bay United 14 4 3 7 18 27 -9sm=n 15
7 YoungHeart Manawatu 14 4 4 6 19 24 -5sm=n 16
8 Waikato FC 14 3 1 10 19 33 -14sm=n 10

Honours[edit]

  • ASB Charity Cup (1): 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014-2015 ASB Premiership Squad". Team Wellington. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 

External links[edit]