Team Wellington

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Team Wellington logo.png
Full name Team Wellington Football Club
Nickname(s) Team Welly, #teedubs
Founded 2004
Ground David Farrington Park,
Miramar, Wellington,
New Zealand
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Peter Chote
Manager José Manuel Figueira
League Stirling Sports Premiership
2016–17 2nd (Regular Season) Champions (Playoffs)
Current season

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.

History[edit]

Team Wellington's original home colours.

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.

Constituent clubs[edit]

Team Wellington FC represents 20 clubs in the Greater Wellington region.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 March 2017[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 Scott Basalaj
2 New Zealand DF Justin Gulley
3 New Zealand DF Omrie Saolele
4 Argentina DF Guillermo Moretti
5 England DF Bill Robertson (Captain)
6 New Zealand DF Taylor Schrijvers
7 Argentina MF Leonardo Villa
8 New Zealand MF Cole Peverley (Vice-captain)
9 England FW Tom Jackson
10 New Zealand FW Nathanael Hailemariam
11 Argentina MF Mario Barcia
12 New Zealand FW Andy Bevin
No. Position Player
13 Papua New Guinea DF Roland Bala
14 New Zealand DF Billy Scott
15 New Zealand FW Joel Stevens
16 England FW Ben Harris
17 New Zealand FW Sam Blackburn
18 Chile FW Nicolas Zambrano
19 New Zealand FW Josh Margetts
20 New Zealand DF Nick Edginton
21 New Zealand MF Niko Kirwan
22 New Zealand GK James McPeake

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– June 30, 2016)
  • England José Manuel Figueira (July 1, 2016 – Present)

Stadium[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Premiers: (Runner-up in 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17)
Champions: 2015-16, 2016-17

Performance in Oceania competitions[edit]

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
Ben Harris FW 36 33 0.86
New Zealand Wiremu Patrick MF 55 5 0.09
New Zealand Dan Keat MF 33 5 0.15
Tom Jackson FW 32 32 0.97
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
Bill Robertson DF 65 10 0.14
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
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 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
2015–16 3 8 3 3 36 21 15 27
Season Status
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
2013–14 6–0 v Hawke's Bay United Runner-up: Lost to Auckland City
Last updated 10 October 2014

League Table 2015-16[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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OFC Champions League 2017 List of Players" (PDF). OFC. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 

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