Canterbury Talent Development Programme Teams (TDP) (13th-15th and 17th grade):

Early Bird Fee: $610 (paid by 31st March 2022).

Standard Fee: $630 (paid after 1st April 2022).

WHEN: Friday evenings (TDP- 14th and 15th grade ONLY)Saturdays for all other teams. Times are dependent on grade level. 

Start Date: Saturday 30th April 2022.

Finish Date: TBC

Middle weekend of July school holidays no competition. 

Prizegiving Date: TBC

South Island and Regional Tournaments (13th-18th grade) October School Holidays. Dates TBC.

Coaches and contact for TDPs

13th Grade TDP – Atticus Jones-fdm@waimakunited.org.nz

14th Grade TDP – Mark Reid- mrkreid4@googlemail.com

15th Grade TDP – Grant Woolhouse- grant_kiwi@xtra.co.nz

17th Grade TDP – Graham McMann- graham182@xtra.co.nz


Boys Youth - Talent Development Programme 2022 Age groups for TDPs

13th Grade TDP – Born 2009 or October, November, December 2008

14th Grade TDP – Born 2008 or October, November, December 2007

15th Grade TDP – Born 2007 or October, November, December 2006

17th Grade TDP – Born 2005, 2006 or October, November, December 2004

^^Players are also able to play up one age group if the coaches feel this is best for their development


  • 13th Grade TDP – Tuesday 22nd February 4pm to 5.30pm Kendall Park Turf.
  • 14th Grade TDP – Wednesday 23rd February 5pm to 6.30pm Kendall Park Turf
  • 15th Grade TDP – Wednesday 23rd February 5pm to 6.30pm Kendall Park Turf
  • 17th Grade TDP – Tuesday 22nd February 5.30pm to 7pm Kendall Park Turf


13s and 17s TDP will train at the same time each week as above on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

14s and 15s TDP will train at the same time each week as above on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Coaches may also add a weekend training for their groups – details on these to be confirmed

Please note if your child can not make all the training sessions do not worry, they won't miss out on selection based on missing some training sessions while we are currently in the summer sport months.

What is TDP?

The TDP stands for Talent Development Programme which is the premier league for 13th to 17 grade Boys Youth football here in the Mainland Football region.

These have been labeled Talent Centres through the club licensing that has been in place for a number of years although we as a club will instead use the term TDP to describe the player development programme we deliver in these teams . All Licenced Clubs and also clubs who meet required standards within certain age groups can compete in the TDP division from 2022.

Waimak United have TDP teams in 13th , 14th, 15th and 17th grade as we meet all the coaching and facilities standards required.

Our TDP programme runs for 30 weeks and will see players selected into these squads based on the suitability, in terms of ability , attitude and potential. Players selected for the CUDL will receive the following;

  • Highly qualified coaching team (B or C Licensed Coach)
  • 3 training sessions per week
  • Game time playing in the top youth division
  • Age appropriate strength and conditioning training
  • All training and home games on the turf at Kendall Park
  • All home game filmed - providing parents and players the chance to watch match footage at home
  • Off the field personal development inc workshops on rest and recovery, nutrition and hydration, injury prevention, leadership and mentoring
  • Develop the character around our 5 club values - be confident, respectful, adaptable, hardworking and humble

We are proud to be one of the most affordable clubs in Canterbury with our TDP annual fees is $610 (early bird fee), or $630 (standard fee) per player, with payment options available.

Our state of the art Turf facility as well as the new $30 million MainPower stadium in Rangiora which is where our TDP strength and conditioning programmes will take place, we feel our TDP programme from 2022 will set excellent standards in youth development.

REGISTRATION FOR THE WINTER FOOTBALL SEASON: All returning players please check for a email communication with magic link to register. All new players click on the link below.