What is National Age Group Tournament?

National Age Group Tournament (NAGT) is the pinnacle talent competition in the country for youth players. Teams from each Federation are selected to attend the tournament at various age groups and compete against each other during a 5 day competition that takes place in Wellington. 

NAGT has some new structural changes in 2021 that will be communicated in due course. The tournament will look similar to previous years but with an extra team at each age group. This will make 8 teams and rather than play everyone once, they will be split into 2 groups of 4. Exact details of the structure have not been confimed yet, we will update this page as soon as we have more details.

National Age Group 2021 | Details

When: Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th December

Where: Wellington


  • Boys U17 (Born 2004 & 2005)
  • Boys U15 (Born 2006 & 2007)
  • Girls U17 (Born 2004 & 2005) Some players born 2006 may be brought up as well
  • Girls U15 (Born 2006 & 2007) Some players born 2008 may be brought up as well

Selection Process

Boys:    There will be open trials held after the Sept/Oct School Holidays to select players at each age group for boys.

Girls:    16-18 players from the Southern United Girls Academy U15 & U17 squads will be selected to attend National Age Group Tournament.

Lead up & training

Once squads have been selected, a training schedule will be communicated to all involved that will include mostly Sunday sessions as preperation for the tournament. 100% commitment will be expected for players to accept their place on the squad. 

Boys Trials

Sunday 19th September

11:30am - 2:00pm

Logan Park Turf, Dunedin