YOUTH ACADEMY (13-17)
A holistic approach to developing both the person and the player.
Nomads United AFC offer an academy environment for individuals wanting to push themselves to become the best that they can be. Our aim is to develop individual players who can one day play at the highest level both domestically and abroad.
The Nomads Academy is an accredited NZ Football Talent Development programme for 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th grade.
The academy provides players with an environment to train and develop their football with professional NZF 'B' and 'C' License accredited coaches. Our aim is develop quality people and in-turn quality footballers, with the academy designed to accelerate the player’s development and unlock a higher potential as they advance towards Senior football at Nomads and beyond. The academy will focus on instilling our Nomads values into every individual alongside our football philosophy/playing style which stems from our First Team through to all our Junior and Youth members. We believe this formula gives our players the best chance to succeed both in life and in football.
If you would like to be considered for our academy in 2021 you must register your expressions of interest - click here.
The Nomads United AFC Academy has been running since 2017. In that time we have seen a number of our players graduate and move onto bigger and better things. Below are a number of our academy graduates that have moved on to achieve at a higher level:
NAME: Caleb Cottom
Caleb Cottom made his Men's first team debut for Nomads in 2019 at the age of 16 after a number of successful seasons in our youth academy. Caleb is an exciting young central midfield player with huge potential. In 2019 Caleb played for the Canterbury United Youth Dragons and he he has now recently been selected for the Canterbury United Senior Dragons squad.
NAME: John Oakman
John Oakman made his Men's first team debut for Nomads in 2020 at the age of 16. John is currently training with the New Zealand U17 National team. John was a development player for the Canterbury United Youth team in 2019 and after a great debut season in the MPL this year he has been selected for the Canterbury United Senior Dragons squad - the youngest player in the squad.
NAME: Adam Supyk
Adam Supyk was in the Nomads Academy environment for the 2017 & 2018 seasons. Adam was the captain of our 14th team who won the South Island tournament in 2018. After two successful seasons Adam was selected for the Wellington Phoenix Youth Academy and moved to Wellington to pursue his football dream. Adam is currently in the NZU17 training squad.
NAME: Luke Supyk
Luke Supyk is an exciting young player who was in the Nomads Academy environment for the 2019 & 2020 seasons. After two successful seasons Luke has been selected for the Wellington Phoenix Youth Academy and will move to Wellington in 2021 to pursue his football dream. We wish him all the best for his future endeavors!
NAME: Padric Ballard
Paddy Ballard played at Nomads from 9th Grade and was in the Nomads Academy in the 2019 & 2020 seasons (14th / 15th Grade). Paddy is an exceptional young footballer with a fantastic attitude towards learning and a desire to become the best that he can be. This ultimately led to him being selected into the Wellington Phoenix Youth Academy. Paddy will move to Wellington in 2021 and we wish him all the best!