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Ricki Herbert Football Academy Talent Development Centres

The Ricki Herbert Football Academy's Talent Development Centre's have been a huge success throughout the North Island. With a number of player registered on the current Talent Development Centre's around the country players are getting consistant high level coaching week to week. With the Ricki Herbert Football Academy growing we are now looking into other regions for full time Talent Development Centre's.

If you are intrested in a Talent Development Centre please click on the Talent Centre link at the top of our home page to register your interest. The current full time regions are:

Wellington, Kapit Coast, Tauranga, Beachlands (Auckland)

We also are looking to establish full time Talent Development Centre's in New Plymouth and Taupo. Be quick to register!!!!!

About the "Ricki Herbert Football Academy"

The purpose of the "Ricki Herbert Football Academy" is to provide affordable, high value Football Coaching to all children aged from 4 to 17. As these players progress, we will continue to provide a coaching platform for all children keen on their football.

We will also start to identify those we believe can progress to the highest levels and facilitate a pathway that best suits their ability and goals.

At 15 years and on, we have a major focus on providing these players with opportuntiies to really showcase their talent and advance their football careers.

In support of this, we have launched a new programme ("Football Development Programme") for players aged between 15-17, that will allow for a technical and tactical perspective of football and assist in players understanding of their next challenges in the football world.

Our Programmes

The "Ricki Herbert Football Academy" runs a range of Football Coaching courses.

1. Grassroots Courses - Target ages 4-7
(These courses enable all children the opportunity to take part in this introduction to football training)

2. Youth Football Courses - Target ages 8-15
(For those footballers who are serious about developing their footballing skills)

3. Elite Football Courses - Target ages 7-15
(Selection of players who meet the appropriate levels required in each of the specified age groups)

4. Term Courses - Target ages 8-15
(Term courses are held with support from partner Clubs & Schools around the country)

5. Goal Keeper Courses - Target ages 8-15
(Designed specifically to train and mentor Goal Keepers with the potential to work with our elite teams)

6. Football Development Courses - Target ages 14-17
(This course will allow for a technical and tactical perspective of football and assist in players understanding of their 
next challenges in the football world)

RHFA Course Action Shots

Ricki with the Beachlands Talent Development Centre Players BMAFC President Brian Preston down watch the RHFA training RHFA Auckland Head Coach Sammy working the BMAFC U15 Girls RHFA National Elite Program Ricki working with our National Elite players Cormac Barnett playing for the RHFA Kapiti TDC team against RHFA Wellington TDC team Forbes controlling the ball on our Mt Maunganui Holiday Program Callum with great technique on the Mt Maunganui Holiday Program Connor O'Brien on our Mt Maunganui Holiday Program Ricki working with our Kapiti Talent Development 12-15 years old players

Ricki with the Beachlands Talent Development Centre Players

BMAFC President Brian Preston down watch the RHFA training

RHFA Auckland Head Coach Sammy working the BMAFC U15 Girls

RHFA National Elite Program

Ricki working with our National Elite players

Cormac Barnett playing for the RHFA Kapiti TDC team against RHFA Wellington TDC team

Forbes controlling the ball on our Mt Maunganui Holiday Program

Callum with great technique on the Mt Maunganui Holiday Program

Connor O'Brien on our Mt Maunganui Holiday Program

Ricki working with our Kapiti Talent Development 12-15 years old players