Canterbury Talent Development Programme Teams (TDP) (U13-U15 and U17 grade):

Early Bird Fee: $800 (paid by 15th March 2024).

Standard Fee: $825 (paid after 15th March 2024).

WHEN: Friday evenings (TDP- U14 & U15 grade ONLY)Saturdays for all other teams. Times are dependent on grade level (TBC)

Start Date: Saturday 6th April 2024. (TBC)

Finish Date: Saturday 7th September 2024 (TBC) & U17 Saturday 3rd August 2024 (TBC)

No football on Kings Birthday Weekend or the middle weekend of July school holidays.

U17 Youth Southern League - September/October 2024

Prizegiving Date: 21st September 2024 (TBC).  U17 will attend the Senior Prizegiving (TBA)

South Island and Regional Tournaments (U13-U17 grade) October School Holidays. Dates TBC.

Coaches and contact for TDPs

U13 TDP (Born 2011) - Mark Reid - Assistant Coach:  David Kelso

U14 TDP (Born 2010) - Grant Woolhouse - Assistant Coach:  Mike De Bono

U15 TDP (Born 2009) - Mike De Bono - Assistant Coach:  Chris Ward

U17 TDP (Born 2007, 2008) - Owen Hallmark - Assistant Coach:  Damian Parker

What is TDP?

The TDP stands for Talent Development Programme which is the premier league for U13-U17 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 . 

Waimak United have TDP teams in U13, U14, U15 and U17grade 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 $800 (early bird fee), or $825 (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.

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.


Thank You to our U17 TDP Team Sponsor - Elm Homes