|Full name||Team Wellington|
|Nickname(s)||Team Welly, Teedubs|
Wellington, New Zealand
- 1 History
- 2 Constituent Clubs
- 3 Players
- 4 Club Officials
- 5 Managers
- 6 Stadium
- 7 Seasons
- 8 Statistics & Records
- 9 References
- 10 External links
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."
Team Wellington represents 20 clubs in the Greater Wellington region.
As of 18 October 2012
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable Former Players
- Kosta Barbarouses - Melbourne Victory
- Andrew Barron - Retired
- Jeremy Brockie - Wellington Phoenix
- Raf de Gregorio - YoungHeart Manawatu
- Sean Douglas - Retired
- Greg Draper - The New Saints
- Daniel Ellensohn - Macarthur Rams
- Jake Gleeson - Portland Timbers
- Dan Keat - Falkenberg
- Cole Peverley - Mounties Wanderers
- Rupert Ryan - Retired
- Cole Tinkler - APIA Leichhardt Tigers
Senior Club Officials
Senior Squad Coaching and Medical staff
- Mick Waitt (July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007)
- Stu Jacobs (July 1, 2007–June 30, 2011)
- Matt Calcott (July 1, 2011–)
- 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.
Statistics & Records
All-time Leading Goals and Appearances
- correct as of the conclusion of the 2009-10 season
|Raf de Gregorio||MF||37||9||0.24|
|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|
|Last updated 9 July 2010|
|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)|
|Last updated 9 July 2010|
League Table 2009-10
|1||Auckland City FC||14||9||4||1||33||13||20||31|
|6||Hawke's Bay United||14||4||3||7||18||27||-9||15|
- "Exodus Team Wellington Squad Named". Team Wellington Official Website. Retrieved 20 October 2012.