Last updated : Saturday, 02 December 2023
College Sport Wellington Youth Football
College Sport Wellington Youth Football is an amateur football league for secondary school students in the Wellington region of New Zealand. The league was founded in 1923 and currently has over 100 teams participating.
The league is divided into three divisions: Premier, Reserve, and Development. The Premier Division is the top level of competition and is open to the best teams in the region. The Reserve Division is the second level of competition and is open to teams that have not been promoted to the Premier Division. The Development Division is the third level of competition and is open to teams that are new to the league or that are looking to develop their players.
The regular season runs from March to September, with each team playing each other once. The top two teams in each division at the end of the regular season progress to the playoffs, which are held in October. The winners of the Premier Division playoffs are crowned champions.
In recent years, College Sport Wellington Youth Football has produced a number of players who have gone on to play professional football. These include Michael McGlinchey, who plays for Wellington Phoenix in the A-League, and Ben Sigmund, who plays for Western United in the A-League.
The league has also been successful in producing players who have represented New Zealand at the international level. These include Sarpreet Singh, who has played for the New Zealand national team, and Liberato Cacace, who is currently playing for Venezia in Serie A.