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Dates announced

Latest news: RHFA have announced dates for their next national training camps, the first to be held since the academy announced its partnership with English club Fulham FC. Details here.

Auckland tournament

Tournament: teams and players from our Auckland centres had an outstanding day at Papatoetoe Recreation Ground with Beachlands-Maraetai winning our RHFA Tournament. More details here.


Touring teams

Teams announced for Sydney: Our academy is sending three teams to the Sydney Youth Cup in July. Teams have been selected after our National Camp in Taupo. Team details here.

Partnership formed with English club Fulham FC

PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED: The Ricki Herbert Football Academy is pleased to announce a partnership with leading English club Fulham. The partnership will help RHFA and Fulham identify talented young players suitable for visiting England to work at the London club’s successful academy. More details are here.

Our courses

Cambridge camp a success

Cambridge camp a success

After five days of fun and football, about 40 young players have headed home from the Ricki Herbert Football Academy’s first National Training Camp in Cambridge.

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Founder coming to Cambridge camp

Founder coming to Cambridge camp

Academy founder Ricki Herbert plans to attend the national training camp in Cambridge next month during a break from his commitments as the national coach of the Maldives.

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National Training Camp

THE RICKI Herbert Football Academy has announced details of a National Training Camp for boys and girls aged 12-17, to be held in Cambridge in April. The five-day camp will give young players the chance to immerse themselves in a full football programme aimed at helping them understand how they can develop on and off the pitch.

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Schofield to lead goalkeeper course

Schofield to lead goalkeeper course

Former New Zealand international goalkeeper Grant Schofield will run our weekly RHFA goalkeeping course in Auckland from January-April. Schofield, who was coach for the New Zealand U-17 team at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, will be using his skills and experience to help goalkeepers aged 10-16.

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Our programmes


Herbert lifts Maldives

Herbert’s Maldives rise in rankings: Ricki Herbert’s Maldives side have overtaken his old team, New Zealand’s All Whites, in FIFA’s latest world rankings. Full story here.

Coaching tips

Quick tips: Our coaches are always looking for simple ways to share their knowledge. Click here for another tip from Ricki and his coaching team.

'Thanks, coaches'

Feedback: ‘Thank you and your fantastic team of coaches for giving Albie such a wonderful experience at the RHFA training in Taupo … ‘ – Jo Francis-Alles & Phillip Alles, parents of Albie (10).

Introducing our academy

Welcome: Ricki Herbert explains what the RHFA is trying to achieve.

Special feature

Cover story: Ricki Herbert features in FANZ: The Football Magazine published by Friends of Football. FANZ 3

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