The Mitre 10 MEGA Petone Settlers Talent Centre is a development programme for players aged between 9 and 17 years.  Players attend specialised training sessions each week with a programme designed to maximise their potential in challenging and enjoyable sessions.

The programme is supported by qualified coaches from within the club and a Technical Director with UEFA B qualifications. The coaches will support the development of players at a technical and tactical level. 

Register for term one here

The Mitre 10 MEGA Petone Settlers Talent Centre encompasses a range of pathways to enable all players (boys and girls) to develop to their greatest potential at all levels. Offering three programmes under the Talent Centre umbrella:

TDP (Talent Development Programme): Available at U13/U15 and U17 level, this programme meets the NZ Football criteria for player development. Teams within this programme will compete in the Capital Development Leagues for each grade.

Skill Centre: Players seeking to develop their skills in a non-TDP environment are invited to join the Skill Centre.

Fun Football Skills: Introducing and supporting ongoing development of players at the grassroots level, this programme is led by Gary Jenkins (Director of Junior Football).

Goalkeeping: Specialist goalkeeping skill sessions are also available for those in the TDP and Skill Centre programmes.

Is the talent centre for boys and girls?

Yes. There are sessions for boys and girls.

Girls involved in the mixed league teams have the option to attend the mixed league talent centre sessions or the Girls Only sessions.

When do the sessions take place?

Term one registrations are open now for the TDP programme and Skill Centre. Once teams are formed, players in the non-TDP teams will be invited to attend Talent Centre trainings in Term Two.

Register for term one here

Timetable for Term One:

The TDP programme will run from week comm 15 February – 16 March (8 weeks).

The Skill Centre will run from week comm 22 February – 1 April (6 weeks). No sessions held on Easter Monday. 

Players in the Skill Centre are able to register to attend either one or two sessions per week. Girls are able to attend mixed sessions and/or Girls only session.

TDP training sessions are two days per week. For those players seeking selection in a TDP team it is preferable they attend both training sessions (these will increase to 3 (4 for U17) sessions from March when teams are selected).

TDP (from 15 February)

  • Tuesdays 5.00-6.00/6.30pm
  • Thursdays 5.30-6.30pm
  • From March: Fridays 5.00-6.00pm

Skill Centre (from 22 February)

U9/U10, U11/U12, U13/U15 (non-TDP)

  • Mondays 5.00-6.00pm
  • Thursdays 4.30-5.30pm

Girls only

  • Mondays 5.00-6.00pm 

Goalkeeping (from 22 February)

  • Mondays 6.00-7.00pm

It is expected that players attend all sessions each week to ensure they maximise the benefits and their development as part of the programme. Please discuss with the coordinator and/or coaches if this is not possible.

Player Training Kit

All players involved in the Mitre 10 MEGA Petone Settlers Talent Centre are required to wear the training kit.

The includes shirt, shorts and socks (jacket is optional and can have initials). For those attending the programme for the first time, we recommend purchasing this following team selection, which has been discounted to $110.

Returning players are able to order single items as needed. 


The costs for Term One are as follows:

  • Skill Centre $120.00 (6 weeks) or $60.00 for one session per week
  • TDP sessions $150.00 (8 weeks)
  • Goalkeeping (6 weeks) 

NB: A non-refundable administration and processing fee of $5.00 applies for each registration. 

2021 season registration

Players will also need to complete the NZF Registration form to be eligible to play in 2021 competitions. For returning Petone FC players, you will have received an email inviting you to register for the 2021 season. If you didn’t receive the email or are new to Petone FC, you can register for using this link. 


If you have any questions regarding the Mitre 10 MEGA Petone Settlers Talent Centre, please contact