Year 9, 10 and 11 students keen on soccer now have the chance to apply for membership to our Football Academy, under the guidance of coach Mr Liam Mulrooney.

Criteria for selection

  • Positions have been restricted to Yr 9, 10 and 11 students
  • Those selected must maintain a sound academic programme and achievement
  • Excellent attendance
  • A willingness to contribute both skills and spirit to the Waitakere teams for which they play
  • This is an exciting venture for Waitakere College in utilising the strengths of our staff to build up the skills and talents of our students.

Mr Liam Mulrooney

Liam Mulrooney is our Director of Sport and Teacher of Health and Physical Education. He has been an outstanding National league player in NZ for over 10 years and is a well-respected staff member with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Auckland. His playing career includes winning over 5 National League titles (now ASB Premiership) 2 Oceania Champions League trophies and attending the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan in 2006 with Auckland City FC.

Liam has worked with the youth football players in a variety of different roles at Waitakere City, Bay Olympic, Oratia and Western Springs as well having coached for New Zealand Football at the National Talent Centres working with the elite youth players in the North Island. Liam holds the Level 2 Senior Coaching Certificate and is currently assistant coach with Western Springs FC senior men’s team in which he still plays and works under the guidance of All White coach Neil Emblen.

For further information please contact Liam Mulrooney

Phone: 836 7890 ext 853 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Waitakere College is a successful mid-sized secondary school located in the heart of West Auckland.