Christchurch United Football Academy
Player Development Program
To offer a dynamic, innovative, practical program that enhances the overall development of young football players.
At Christchurch United we aim to help players to reach their full potential and goals through football.

We offer a structured, progressive and age-specific holistic youth development program. Our all-year-round curriculum is divided into 4 terms which are based on the New Zealand school terms, with approximately 10 weeks in each term.

The program has a player centred approach to coaching and development, in contrast to a coach centred approach.

We also emphasise the need to give players opportunities to make decisions inside and outside the game.


Priority to individual players' long term development.

Accountability of player development, and excellent communication.

Support player freedom and improvisation.

Equal opportunities for every player to reach their full potential.

Attention to nutrition, recovery, and school performance of each player.

Respect Christchurch United Values.


Dynamic year-round, four terms program (31/01/2023 - 19/12/2023).

All trainings held at a state-of-the-art facility at Christchurch Football Centre.

Methodology based on TOVO Academy Barcelona.

Only qualified and paid coaches. Ongoing education for coaches.

All Academy Teams play in Mainland Football Premier Youth Divisions.

Games video analysis using world-leading technology.

Smartabase software for daily monitoring of player weekly load.

There are three player evaluations per year.

Injury prevention, strength and conditioning program.

Physiotherapist on-site at CFC during training and game days.

Pathway with an opportunity to get US College Scholarship.

Sport psychology & mental skills sessions (U15-U20).
You can always join us for an Open Training for FREE to experience the Academy
Discover details of every stage of development from the young age.
It is adapted on a weekly/daily basis by the coaches based on our monitoring program and intuition.
The training day structure has been designed to maximise the development of the player & team.

The Christchurch Academy offers a Scholarship programme for the most talented players on an individual basis. The Scholarship can cover the full or part of the Academy Programme cost. An individual agreement and terms and conditions should be signed between the club and the parents/caregivers of the player. If you are interested, you may fill out the Scholarship Application Form, which is available on request in the office.

Our Methodology Department will consider your submitted form and will evaluate the player, the personal situation and how the player fits in with the club values. After approval of the Methodology Department, the documents of the scholarship will be handed in for the Board’s approval based on the budget of that year.

CUFC Academy Uniform Package
Christchurch United Football Academy has a comprehensive uniform package.
Getting a new complete Uniform Package every new season became a good tradition.