Each session is personalised, planned and prepared in order of educate players and help with all aspects of their game. We also teach players how to train in their own time and how to apply what they’ve practiced into training sessions and matches.


For players at similar levels with matching motivations. Paired sessions are very similar to 1v1 sessions however the competition that comes with working with a like-minded individual can help get the best out of players, this also can be a preferred option for some as it is more affordable.


For groups of players at similar levels with matching motivations. Group sessions are very similar to 1v1 sessions however expose players to 1v1 attacking and defending, decision making and the competition that comes with working with group can help get the best out of players.


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Dylan Stansfield

Headcoach / director

With years of individual football coaching experience, Dylan without a doubt is the New Zealand’s most recognised 1v1 coach. To date he has individually coached, mentored and guided over 150 competitive players, while achieving FIRSTCLASS results in the process. Dylan’s motivation to start FCF Training came from his love of training individually, which gave him the best chance of achieving his own footballing goals. While struggling with knowing WHAT to practice and how to train and crucially what he needed to do in order to translate training to improvements on game-day. Dylan has now devoted his career to Firstclass Football Training. While him and his team of coaches balance Individual Coaching, Training and playing the beautiful game Semi-Professionally. Dylan is a recognised goalscorer who’s played as a youth international and has been established as a ASB Premiership (NZL National League) player since 2012 (as a 18 year old) playing primarily as a Centre Forward. He has also excelled playing in the Northern Premier League, scoring over 65 Career goals and registering as many assists in just over 100 Northern league appearances.

Ben Roberts

individual coach

Ben is a experienced 1v1 coach and crucial member of the team. His enthusiasm and love of the game are infectious. Ben’s expertise, attention to detail and love of everything football make him ideal coach for any dedicated player. Ben has played National League for Waitakere United and has been involved in various Northern Premier Leagues since he was 17 years of age. Known as a composed midfielder with an eye for goal, Ben is Mr Consistent with an eye for the extraordinary. Having notable seasons, leading the goalscoring for Westlake Boys High School First 11 in 2011 and for Forrest Hill Milford Premiers as a 21 year old in 2015.