TO GET INVOLVED

Register on-line through CLUB HUB by simply logging on to your account selecting ‘Tasks’ and ‘Make a purchase or booking’ Then select the programme you want to register your child for

Three Kings United Academy runs a number of weekly sessions during each of the four school terms and school holiday programmes.

With a robust curriculum for each programme, plus oversight, management and delivery from the Director of Football, Paul Bateson, the programme promises to deliver high-quality sessions for players to excel in.

Fun Football Centre (6-8 year olds)

The TKU Fun Football Centre is for boys and girls that love the game and want to play more often so they can improve their ball mastery and skill acquisition.

Boys and girls joining this programme will be taken through the New Zealand Football Junior Framework curriculum with an emphasis on developing competencies in striking the ball (passing, shooting etc), 1v1, receiving the ball, travelling with the ball (running and dribbling) plus 1v1 defending.
For more information about our Fun Football Centre programme, please click HERE

Skills Centre (9-12 year olds)

The TKU Skills Centre provide an aligned, co-ordinated approach to junior footballers, aged 9-12 years, wishing to access a higher level of provision.

Its main aim is to provide a structured programme for players, in an enjoyable environment that maximises player development.

It is highly likely that the game in the future will be quicker, more technical and tactical, and the demands on our younger players will be elevated.

Through a planned, consistent approach to training, based around principles of Long Term Player Development, TKU Skills Centre will provide a perfect start for players wishing to reach the highest level.

Players taking part in the Skill Centre will follow the recently launched Skills Centre curriculum, designed by NZ Football, focusing on striking the ball (passing, shooting etc), 1v1, receiving the ball, travelling with the ball (running and dribbling) plus 1v1 defending.

At this programme, players will need to be highly motivated and dedicated to football and want to learn and practice to a high level.

For more information about our Skills Centre programme, please click HERE

Development Centre (13-14 year olds)

Three Kings Utd recognise the need of our aspiring and talented youth players to want to develop into well-rounded footballers.

As players transition into youth football, understanding tactical concepts and positional roles and responsibilities, become more and more important. As such, the programme exposes players to the TKU playing style through structured sessions to give players an education in the game.

The Development Centre is designed to develop player ability by engaging, challenging sessions and high-quality coaching

For more information about our Goalkeeping Academy programme, please click HERE

The game today is demanding more of players and they need to be prepared to stay at the top level of competition.

Goalkeeping Academy (9-19 year olds)

Three Kings United offer specialised goalkeeper training for boys and girls 9-19 year olds.

Taken by 1st team GK coach, Brad Bicknell, the programme uses the modern trends in GK training to develop our GK’s for the modern game.

For more information about our Goalkeeping Academy programme, please click HERE

Holiday Programmes

TKU offers lots of different options for players and parents over the holiday period.

  1. Fun Football Holiday Camps
    For players wanting to have fun and play football.
  2. Select Holiday Camps
    For aspiring and highly motivated players wanting.

This programme is by invitation only and is open to players/ teams selected by the Director of Football.

For more information about our Holiday programmes, please click HERE

The aim of the TKU Development Programmes is to foster and support players to be the best they can be.

Our programme is about

  1. Long-term player development
  2. Fostering a love and passion for the game
  3. Helping players become Skilled performers in all moments of the game
  4. Instilling values that will contribute to players being good people (in and out of football)

The TKU Development Programmes take place year-round at Keith Hay Park (the home of Three Kings United).

Training groups are formed based on player ages and these teams will have a maximum age band of two years, to ensure that coaching is specific and relevant to each and every child that takes part.

If your child is just starting out in football, could benefit from additional training or is looking to take their existing game to the next level, come and join our Development Programmes.

All TKU Development coaches abide by the clubs strict safeguarding policies to ensure a safe environment is always provided.

There is a First Aid qualified person on site at each session.

Each session is devised to be as innovative and specific to the children’s needs as possible.

Coaches follow the curriculum devised by our Director of Football, which is designed to highlight areas a specific focus or topic.

Our coaches come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing a large amount of experience to the programmes, with many of them delivering quality coaching in other areas of the club.

On our Fun Football and Skill Centre programmes, we have junior specific qualified coaches.

On our Development Centre programmes, we have Youth Level 3 or higher qualified coaches.

At Three Kings United Development Programmes, we want your child to get the most out their experience with us.

We strongly recommend that your child brings the following items to all sessions (holiday programme specific list is at the bottom).

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

  • Appropriate Footwear (We recommend good fitting football boots, with rubber studs or moulds).
    Shin Pads (Shin pads are compulsory for each child. Without shin pads, your child will not be able to take part.)
  • Rain jacket/ warm clothing
  • Water
  • Goalkeepers Gloves (only applicable for the GK Academy)

HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES

Fun Football Holiday Camps
What to bring:

  • Packed Lunch and morning and afternoon snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Change of Clothes/ rain jacket
  • Sun Cream

What to wear:

  • Boots and shin pads are a requirement.
  • Sport clothing (ideally)
  • Rain jacket and warm clothes (during cooler months)

Weather:

In the eventuation of rain/ bad weather, we will keep the programme on and do indoor activities. If there’s weather of a force majeure nature, we will email to confirm plans.

Select Holiday Camps
What to bring:

  • Packed Lunch and morning and afternoon snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Change of Clothes/ rain jacket/ towel
  • Sun Cream

What to wear:

  • Boots and shin pads are a requirement.
  • We’d like the players to wear their TKU playing strip.
  • We understand that’s a wash a night but would really appreciate the players looking professional in their TKU kit
  • Be prepared for wet and cold weather too!

Weather:

We will be training rain or shine
If there’s weather of a force majeure nature, we will email to confirm plans.

Feedback

In order to maintain our high standards of service, we welcome your feedback.
If there are any issues that arise from your booking or experience with Three Kings United Academy, or if you feel there is any area in which we can improve our service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
To contact the Club Administrator, click HERE for details.