|Full name||Team Wellington Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||Team Welly, #teedubs|
|Ground||David Farrington Park,
|Manager||José Manuel Figueira|
|League||Stirling Sports Premiership|
|2016–17||2nd (Regular Season) Champions (Playoffs)|
Team Wellington Football Club is one of the ten teams in the New Zealand New Zealand Football Championship football competition. They play their home games at Dave Farrington Park in Miramar, Wellington.
- 1 History
- 2 Constituent clubs
- 3 Players
- 4 Club officials
- 5 Managers
- 6 Stadium
- 7 Honours
- 8 Seasons
- 9 Statistics & Records
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Team Wellington FC 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 FC 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 FC. The new head coach for Wellington FC, Stu Jacobs, was hired as an assistant coach for the Phoenix while retaining his NZFC role. Wellington FC also changed their kit to a predominantly black strip similar to that of the Phoenix, using yellow as a highlight colour.
Team Wellington FC 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 FC finished the season in third place, qualifying for the Preliminary Final against second-placed Auckland City. Wellington FC defeated Auckland 4–3 in overtime. Wellington FC 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 1,000 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".
On 21 April 2015, Team Wellington FC reached the final of the 2014–15 OFC Champions League in their first appearance in the competition. They were beaten on penalties by the defending champions Auckland City in the final on 26 April, having drawn 1–1 after extra time.
In March 2016, Team Wellington FC won their first ever ASB Premiership title. Having finished in 3rd in the regular season, they beat Hawke's Bay United in the semi-final, before beating Auckland City 4-2 in an enthralling final at QBE Stadium.
Team Wellington FC represents 20 clubs in the Greater Wellington region.
As of 5 March 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Senior Club Officials
Senior Squad Coaching & Medical Staff
- Mick Waitt (July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007)
- Stu Jacobs (July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2011)
- Matt Calcott (July 1, 2011– June 30, 2016)
- José Manuel Figueira (July 1, 2016 – Present)
Team Wellington play all their home games (TV permitting) at Dave Farrington Park in Miramar. The ground is typical of the type of stadium found in New Zealand. There is one uncovered grandstand on the west side of the ground which can accommodate around 600 spectators. A small hill in the north-west corner also makes a superb vantage point. The rest of the terrace on the east side retreats a metre or so away from the playing surface. At the south end is Miramar School, while the clubhouse resides at the north end, where you can enjoy the game from the first floor balcony. Ticket prices rarely change from $10.00 per adult & kids go free.
Previously Team Wellington 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.
Performance in Oceania competitions
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|
|2011–12||8||4th||Qualified for Playoffs||Runners-up|
|2012–13||8||5th||Did not qualify|
|2013–14||8||2nd||Qualified for Playoffs||Runners-up|
|2014–15||9||2nd||Qualified for Playoffs||3rd|
|2015–16||8||3rd||Qualified for Playoffs||1st|
|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)|
|2013–14||6–0 v Hawke's Bay United||Runner-up: Lost to Auckland City|
|Last updated 10 October 2014|
League Table 2015-16
|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|