Teams & Staff

Reserve Team

The Wellington Phoenix Reserve Team plays in the ISPS Handa Premiership during the Summer Season where it competes against the best teams from around the country.  The season runs from October to March. A number of TV games are broadcast live on Sky Sports plus additional highlights packages.  The squad is made up of the best Academy players and supplemented with professional players from the A-League roster.  For the 2019/20 Season the regulations allow a maximum of 1 professional GK and five professional players in any given match day squad with a maximum of two from those 5 over the age of 21.

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(Photo by Photomac NZ, Cam McIntosh of Kurtis Mogg in action for Phoenix Reserves during an ISPS Handa Premiership game against Auckland City at Westpac Stadium, Nov 2019)


The Reserve Team also competes in the New Zealand winter season which runs from April to August.  The team plays under our partner club Lower Hutt City AFC in the Mens Central League which is one of three regional premier leagues across New Zealand.  In the winter competition no professional players are allowed to supplement the squad which is made up purely of Academy players.  In the 2019 Central League Season the average age of the team was 17.5 years old.

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(Photo by Weston Design, Blake Weston of Oskar van Hattum celebrating after scoring for Lower Hutt City AFC during a Central League Game at Endevour Park, July 2019)



ISPS Handa Premiership 2019/20



3. Harry BARK

4. Kurtis MOGG (VC)

5. Ronan WYNNE 

6. Noah TIPENE

7. Adam HEWSON


9. Riley BIDOIS

10. Ben OLD

11. Sam SUTTON (C)

12. Kris NAICKER

13. Finn O'CONNOR

14. Oskar van HATTUM

15. Adam HILLIS

16. Max DRAKE

17. Luis TOOMEY

18. Owen SMITH

19. Byron HEATH

20. Zac DEAN

21. Ahmed OTHMAN

22. Stephen SPROWSON

23. Joseph LEE

24. Blake DRIEHUIS

30. Zac JONES


Head Coach: Paul TEMPLE

Assistant Coach: Sam WILKINSON

Assistant/Analyst: Steve COLEMAN

GK Coach: Ryan EGO

Sports Scientist: Weijie LIM

Physio: Brendan WYATT

Team Manager: Justin RAFFAN