Wellington Phoenix FC Reserves

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Wellington Phoenix Reserves
Full name Wellington Phoenix FC Reserves
Founded August 2014
Ground Newtown Park
Wellington, New Zealand
Capacity 5,000
Chairman Rob Morrison
Head Coach Steve Coleman
League ISPS Handa Premiership
2016–17 7th
Website Club website
Current season

Wellington Phoenix FC Reserves is a New Zealand semi-professional football team based in Wellington, New Zealand. They currently serve as the reserve side of the Wellington Phoenix FC of the A-League and compete in the ISPS Handa Premiership.

History[edit]

From 2010–2013 a Wellington Phoenix reserve side took part in the ASB Phoenix Challenge against ASB Premiership sides, however these games were separate to the main competition.

On 22 August 2014 it was announced that A-League side, Wellington Phoenix, had been granted permission to play a reserve side in the 2014–15 ASB Premiership, the top division for football in New Zealand.[1] The team made their debut in the competition on 1 November 2014 against Team Wellington. Tyler Boyd scored the first goal in Phoenix Reserves history but that could not prevent them losing 1–2.[2]

On 2 October 2015 Wellington Phoenix named a Youth Squad to take part in the ASB Youth League.[3]

Current squad[edit]

Reserves squad[edit]

As of 4 May 2018[4][5]

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

No. Position Player
2 New Zealand MF Pranay Singh
3 New Zealand DF Jake Williams
4 New Zealand DF Liam Moore
6 New Zealand DF Liberato Cacace
7 New Zealand FW Gianni Bouzoukis
8 New Zealand MF Oliver Whyte
10 New Zealand MF Willem Ebbinge
11 New Zealand MF Sam Sutton
No. Position Player
12 New Zealand DF Oliver Valentine
19 New Zealand DF Sam Philip
23 New Zealand FW Ben Waine
29 New Zealand FW Matthew Conroy
30 New Zealand GK Zac Jones
34 New Zealand MF Manyumow Achol
38 New Zealand DF Jacob Masseurs

Youth squad[edit]

As of 17 October 2017[6][7]

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

No. Position Player
9 New Zealand FW Max Bachelor
13 New Zealand DF Noah Tipene-Clegg
14 New Zealand FW Oskar van Hattum
16 New Zealand MF Tuyi Byamana
20 New Zealand GK Zac Dean
21 New Zealand MF Owen Smith
22 New Zealand DF Tommi-Joe McIndoe
23 Samoa DF Tim Hamilton
25 New Zealand DF Eric Gromme
26 New Zealand DF Kurtis Mogg
27 New Zealand FW Henry Hamilton
No. Position Player
28 New Zealand DF Gatsby Gray
31 New Zealand MF Josh Wentworth
32 New Zealand MF Adam Hillis
33 New Zealand DF Finn O'Connor
36 New Zealand MF Forbes Nyatsanza
37 New Zealand MF Jackson Manuel
40 New Zealand GK Thomas Poole
41 New Zealand MF Luke Agalawatta
42 New Zealand MF Tom Wagner
44 American Samoa FW Luke Tawatha

Senior team squad[edit]

Up to four professional players are eligible to play for the reserves side from this squad. Two under-20 players are also allowed if the reserves side's opposition agrees to their inclusion on match day.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wellington Phoenix admitted to ASB Premiership". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Team Wellington 2–1 Wellington Phoenix FC Reserves". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  3. ^ Lange, Kyla (2 October 2015). "Phoenix Name Exciting Young Squad For ASB Youth League". Wellington Phoenix.
  4. ^ "ISPS Handa Premiership squads announced". New Zealand Football. 18 October 2017.
  5. ^ @WgtnPhoenixFC (17 October 2017). "NZ PREMIERSHIP SQUAD - Here's your Wellington Phoenix / @WgtnPhoenixAcad #ISPSHandaPrem squad for 2017/18 - congratulations boys" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "Battle for youth supremacy begins". New Zealand Football. 13 October 2017.
  7. ^ @WgtnPhoenixFC (17 October 2017). "NATIONAL MEN'S YOUTH LEAGUE SQUAD - Congratulations to the follow boys - selected for this season's @WgtnPhoenixAcad #NYL squad" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "Phoenix Reserve side in a state of flux". TVNZ. One News. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.

External links[edit]

Official website