First RHFA course at Warkworth is big success

First RHFA course at Warkworth is big success

Nearly 30 youngsters have enjoyed their first experience of a holiday course with the Ricki Herbert Football Academy at Warkworth. The three day course north of Auckland was held at Mahurangi College and players made the most of their chance to develop their football skills with the help of qualified academy coaches. Thanks to all the players and families who supported the course. Photo gallery To fully open photograph, please click on image and then click again on the thumbnail. More news from our academy Sign up for our free newsletter here RHFA is supported...
Another successful programme for Northland youngsters

Another successful programme for Northland youngsters

Boys and girls in Northland have completed another successful school holiday course run by the Ricki Herbert Football Academy at Kamo. In sunny conditions, 35 young players enjoyed sessions with qualified RHFA coaches to help them develop their footballing skills. The RHFA thanks the players parents and caregivers, and Chas, Phil and those at Kamo Football Club. Photo gallery To open image to full size, please click on photo and then click again on the thumbnail. More news from our academy Sign up for our free newsletter here RHFA is supported by    ...
Fun football sessions planned for Term 4 in Cambridge

Fun football sessions planned for Term 4 in Cambridge

With the winter season over, young Cambridge footballers can continue to play, develop their skills and have heaps of fun at weekly sessions throughout Term 4. The Ricki Herbert Football Academy will oversee hour-long fun football sessions at Cambridge FC’s grounds for six weeks starting Monday October 29, 2018. The sessions will consist of 30 minutes of coaching sessions followed by 30 minutes of 5-a-side play. Players will be split into groups based on their ages. The sessions are open to players from Cambridge FC, and players who are new to the club or the RHFA. Dates: October 29 – December 3 (Mondays) Where:  John Kerkhof Park, Vogel St, Cambridge Ages: 6-8 / 9-11 / 12-14 Times: 4pm – 5pm Cost: $60 for full term Payment: Please pay into the following bank account using player’s name as a reference ANZ 06-0507-0173023-02  To register, please complete the following form: Select your training option (required) ---ACG Strathallan (Karaka) TDCBeachlands-Maraetai TDCCambridge Fun Football (Term 4)North Shore TDCPapatoetoe TDCTaupo TDCTauranga TDC Player's name (required) Player's gender (required) ---MaleFemale Player's year of birth ---19981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014 Player's parent/guardian name Your email (required) Your telephone Alternative phone Do you accept our Terms and Conditions? YesNo Read our Terms & Conditions here.   More news from our academy Sign up for our free newsletter here RHFA is supported by...
National Camp helps develop more than 100 young players

National Camp helps develop more than 100 young players

More than 100 young boys and girls have completed their four-day Ricki Herbert Football Academy national camp held at Cambridge. The youngsters came from all around the North Island to enjoy the 2018 camp, using the excellent facilities at St Peter’s, Cambridge. RHFA founder Ricki Herbert said the course had moved to a new level, introducing new elements to help educate the players. The camp – the fourth such national event held annually by the academy – had run over four days for the first time, enabling extra sessions on and off the pitch. As well as traditional on-field coaching sessions, the 2018 camp included: Use of sophisticated lecture rooms for player education. An introduction to strength and conditioning components, giving youngsters an insight into the level of physical work ahead of them as they move into adulthood. Swim recovery sessions at the St Peter’s pool. Specialist goalkeeper coaching led by experienced ‘keeper coach Kim Brierley. Use of a drone camera to provide birds-eye monitoring of game sessions. Herbert said the ‘state of the art’ catering at St Peter’s had also ensured players were provided with a daily menu of meals aimed at providing sports-friendly nutrition. For snacks, the players also had ample supplies of health bars provided by RHFA sponsor Realize. Eight qualified coaches had taken sessions and player welfare was overseen by RHFA mentor Clive Herbert. Herbert said he was impressed by the enthusiasm of the participating players and thanked their families for their support. “These camps are not just about football development – they are a chance for players to develop socially and build their confidence...
National camp set to get underway in early October

National camp set to get underway in early October

This year’s National Camp for Ricki Herbert Football Academy players will be held at St Peter’s, Cambridge, in early October. The camp runs from Tuesday October 2 till Friday October 5. Players will train at the school and will be accommodated in its dormitories. As well as outdoor coaching sessions in age-specific groups, the players will go undergo strength and conditioning testing, making use of on-site facilities. All attending players will be eligible for RHFA International Tours. Main photo: attendees at our last National Camp. RHFA founder Ricki Herbert will also be considering candidates suitable to attend a three-week training camp at Fulham Football Club in the United Kingdom. Players from the past two RHFA National Camps have been sent to London to training with Fulham’s academy. Last year, Albie Francis-Alles said he felt honoured to attend the Fulham academy. Click here for more details of Albie’s experience in London. The first RHFA player to visit Fulham was Tauranga’s Mirko Brinkmann. Click here for more details of Mirko’s trip to Fulham. Past National Camps 2017: Taupo 2016: Taupo 2015: Cambridge More news from our academy Sign up for our free newsletter here RHFA is supported by...