Queen Margaret College and Wellington Phoenix Football Club, New Zealand’s only professional football club and A-League club, have an exclusive partnership which aims to champion the development of female youth football in Aotearoa.
Phoenix Academy Bursary for confirmed Academy students
QMC offers a Bursary for Academy players because we are the official Girls College of the Wellington Phoenix. Together we share common interests of wanting to facilitate football greatness by focusing on providing the highest quality of coaching, with the best sports science, medical, education, and well-being support possible for our girls.
“The Wellington Phoenix Academy offers a proven youth development programme and pathway that brings together football, personal development, and education. This is done in an inspirational and creative environment which matches perfectly with QMC, we have a very similar philosophy and desire for our graduates to succeed” says Principal Jayne Ann Young.
Ms Young continues “As Wellington’s leading independent girls’ school, QMC is known for providing exceptional education for girls from Years 1 to 13 and for our sporting success stories across multiple codes, this includes having two current QMC students in the Phoenix Academy squad”. Queen Margaret College’s success is reflected in the latest Crimson Education rankings, where the college was named in the top 10 New Zealand Schools for gaining entry to top universities and was the highest-ranking Wellington School.
The most recent QMC marketing campaign features nine current students including a Wellington Phoenix Academy player and Wellington Cricket all-rounder, who are following their dreams without gender stereotypes, through the subjects they study, the activities they participate in, and the careers they pursue. As women’s sport increasingly attains the coverage it deserves, QMC is delighted to champion the trailblazers.
“Our goal at QMC is to ensure that every young person who attends our school learn quickly that they can be whoever or whatever they aspire to be – for some that means helping them to be professional players for top clubs both here and abroad” says Principal Jayne-Ann Young.
Paul Temple, Academy Technical Director Wellington Phoenix comments “QMC is the official Girls College of the Wellington Phoenix because we share common interests of wanting to facilitate football greatness by focusing on providing the highest quality of coaching, with the best sports science, medical, education, and well-being support possible for our girls. Together we are ensuring that our girls have the top transport to training and games, optimal equipment on campus, the best conditioning coaches, plus academic mentors to support learning programmes and goals at college, boarding facilities if they don’t live in Wellington, nutritional support from the school as well as financial assistance and fee discounts. Together we can support young kiwi footballers to be the finest players”.