Wellington Phoenix FC Reserves

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Wellington Phoenix Reserves
Full nameWellington Phoenix FC Reserves
FoundedAugust 2014
GroundNewtown Park
Wellington, New Zealand
Capacity5,000
ChairmanRob Morrison
Head CoachPaul Temple
LeagueISPS Handa Premiership
2017–189th
WebsiteClub 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 to 2013, a Wellington Phoenix reserve side took part in the ASB Phoenix Challenge competition against ASB Premiership sides, however these games were separate to the main competition.

On 22 August 2014 it was announced that the club had been granted permission to field a reserve side in the 2014–15 ASB Premiership, the highest level of 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 the 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 5 January 2019

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

No. Position Player
New Zealand GK Zac Jones
England DF Kurtis Mogg
New Zealand DF Boyd Curry
New Zealand DF Ronan Wynne
New Zealand MF Gianni Stensness
New Zealand FW Ben Waine
Australia MF Tacettin Kumsuz
New Zealand FW Max Batchelor
New Zealand MF Willem Ebbinge
New Zealand MF Sam Sutton (Captain)
New Zealand DF Oliver Valentine
New Zealand DF Noah Tipene-Clegg
No. Position Player
New Zealand DF Stephen Sprowson
New Zealand DF Kieran Richards
New Zealand DF Owen Smith
New Zealand GK Alex Paulsen
New Zealand MF Tuyi Byamana
New Zealand MF Caleb Emmens
New Zealand DF Dino Botica

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.[4]

As of 16 February 2019. Listed are players to have made an appearance for the Reserves in the 2018–19 season.

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

No. Position Player
Poland MF Michał Kopczyński
Australia DF Reuben Way
Australia DF Dylan Fox
New Zealand GK Oliver Sail
Australia DF Ryan Lowry
New Zealand DF Liberato Cacace
No. Position Player
New Zealand MF Callan Elliot
New Zealand MF Sarpreet Singh
Australia MF Mitch Nichols
Australia MF Max Burgess
Australia DF Antony Golec
New Zealand DF Justin Gulley

Youth squad[edit]

Wellington Phoenix currently fields an under-17 squad in the National Youth League.

As of 17 January 2019[5]

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

No. Position Player
New Zealand DF Boyd Curry
England DF Kurtis Mogg
New Zealand FW Oskar van Hattum
New Zealand DF Finn O'Connor
New Zealand FW Joseph Lee
New Zealand DF Adam Hillis
Solomon Islands DF Leon Kofana
New Zealand DF Kris Naicker
New Zealand MF Owen Barnett
New Zealand DF Braden Fowell
New Zealand FW Jack Carter
New Zealand DF Blake Driehuis
No. Position Player
New Zealand MF Adam Windelburn
New Zealand MF Ben Old
New Zealand DF Nathan Simes
New Zealand MF Harry Bark
New Zealand MF Jackson Manuel
New Zealand GK Alex Paulsen
Solomon Islands FW Raphael Lea'i
New Zealand MF Matt Braddock
New Zealand MF Marco Lorenz
Japan FW Ryusei Ishibashi
New Zealand MF Matt Hickling
New Zealand GK Callum Kennett

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. ^ "Phoenix Reserve side in a state of flux". TVNZ. One News. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  5. ^ https://www.nzfootball.co.nz/newsarticle/69204

External links[edit]

Official website