Matamata-Piako, Thames Valley and South Waikato youngsters can sign up now for the term 1 Swifts Player Development Programme (SPDP). The SPDP is being run by the Ricki Herbert Football Academy in partnership with Matamata Swifts AFC.

Players can sign up HERE.

You don’t need to play for Matamata Swifts to sign up for the SPDP. It is open to footballers and non-footballers alike.

Details for Term 1, 2022

  • Training days: Fridays
  • Sessions start: Friday February 18, 2021
  • Training times: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Ages: 8-13 (boys and girls)
  • Training venue: Matamata Domain, Matamata
  • Term cost: $80.00

Sign Up HERE.



Registrations are also open for players attending the new Skills Centre at Matamata. The Skills Centre is for boys and girls aged 10-13 who show promise and have been identified by Matamata Swifts and the Ricki Herbert Football Academy.

Invited players will receive an email from the club containing registration information. Please contact if you’d like to know more.