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Wynton Rufer Soccer School of Excellence

WYNRS - the Wynton Rufer Soccer School of Excellence is a charitable trust and was founded by Oceania Player of the Century Wynton Rufer in 1997.


WYNRS (Wynton Rufer Soccer) pronounced “Winners” is based in Auckland and offers skills based training sessions for kids between the age of 5 and 13.


We offer top quality year round training programmes at different locations that focus on individual player development.


Wynrs coaching is about passing on the simple skills of the game that each player must master to get to the top. Regular coaching from top coaches as well as players spending hours with the ball improves performance.


Basic football skills like juggling the ball or passing the ball with both feet are taught at Wynrs through a unique certification system. Only the very best make it from Bronze + to Silver, Gold & Platinum.


We believe we have one of the best kids programmes in the area with coaches who are full of enthusiasm and 100% committed to providing quality soccer training. Our first priority is that we all have fun but also to provide a positive and motivating environment that encourages teamwork, fairplay and respect.

Our Mission

To build world class footballers and community role models in a positive environment that encourages teamwork, commitment and excellence in the lives of our young people

About Wynton...


Wynton Alan Whai Rufer, CNZM was born in Wellington on 29 December 1962.  His mother is Maori (Iwi - Ngati Porou) and his father is Swiss who emigrated to New Zealand in 1956.  He has an older brother Shane who was a world class sportsman and represented New Zealand in football, softball and volleyball and an older sister, Donna, who was also an outstanding athlete. 

Wynton was named the Oceania Footballer of the Century. He spent 16 years playing professional football in Switzerland, Germany, Japan and finally two seasons with New Zealand's first professional club, the Kingz. Wynton achieved  his greatest success at Werder Bremen, where he won a total of four major titles. Most Kiwi's remember him playing for the legendary All Whites of 1982 at the FIFA World Cup in  Spain. Wynton returned to New Zealand in 1997 and founded WYNRS. 

German interview with one of the most successful coaches of all time, Otto Rehhagel :

Journalist - “You coached world champions Lothar Matthaus,Rudi Völler, Jürgen Klinsmann. Who was the best?”


Otto Rehhagel - “Wynton Rufer”

Our Team

Our Team


Managing Director

Soccer Career

U19 NZ National Team

​All Whites 1982 World Cup Squad

Norwich City

Werder Bremen

​Jef United  - Japan Pro League

FC Kaiserslautern

NSL Football Kingz


Coaching Qualification 

UEFA-A Licence


Academy Director

Soccer Coaching Career

WYNRS Acadamy Coach

WYNRS Grassroots Coach


Coaching Qualification 

WYNRS Coaching Licence

​Soccer 4 Life Coaching Licence

​NZIHF Certificate in Fitness Leadership


Pathway to Professional Football

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