Tauranga’s Blue Rovers going from strength to strength

Young players are Tauranga football club Blue Rovers are benefitting from the establishment of an accredited skill centre run by the Ricki Herbert Football Academy. The Bay of Plenty Times reports that the skill centre and the recent merger between Blue Rovers Juniors and Tauranga Old Blues, a senior club, has given all the young players a boost. Club president Theo Ursum says:”The Skill Centre provides clear training guidelines, based on international best practice, for junior footballers who want to increase their skills. It doesn’t matter at what level they are now. “The bigger picture is we want to assist our coaches in becoming really good coaches by providing training and also support. “Getting Ricki Herbert Academy (RHFA) involved pre-season helped as well as they had the opportunity to talk to the Ricki Herbert coaches and learn from that as well.” Click here to read the full story in the Bay of Plenty Times More news from our academy Sign up for our free newsletter here RHFA is supported...
Players make most of holiday course at Tauranga’s Blue Rovers club

Players make most of holiday course at Tauranga’s Blue Rovers club

Bay of Plenty boys and girls have completed three days of fun, friendship and football at a holiday course hosted by Blue Rovers. The youngsters gathered at Morland Fox Park in the January sun to help develop their skills with the Ricki Herbert Football Academy. Photo gallery: To see images at full size, click on the thumbnail and then click again to fully open. More news from our academy Sign up for our free newsletter...
Aucklanders take out inaugural RHFA tournament

Aucklanders take out inaugural RHFA tournament

The inaugural RHFA tournament has been won by a combined team representing the Papatoetoe and Beachlands-Maraetai talent development centres. Teams from Cambridge Girls, Tauranga, Taupo, Beachlands/Papatoetoe, North Shore, ACG Stathallan and Cambridge spent the weekend competing against each on full-sized pitches at Cambridge FC’s John Kerkhof Park. Supported by parents and friends, the players had a fantastic weekend, testing their skills in the sunny conditions, and making new friends from within the academy. Closing the tournament, academy founder Ricki Herbert said it was gratifying to see so much young talent gathered at once, displaying the skills they had learned through their work at talent development centres. Winners Papatoetoe/Beachlands-Maraetai won the Clive Herbert Challenge Cup after topping the round robin table by the barest of margins – one goal’s difference after finishing leaders equal on match points. Feedback after the tournament was overwhelmingly positive with players and parents saying how much they enjoyed seeing so many teams and players in action, with opportunities to socialise. An example of the feedback was the following from Tauranga’s Smith family to RHFA’s head coach Kale Herbert and Tauranga coach Shaun O’Brien: “A big thank you to you both and the rest of the RH team for a well-organized and great weekend in Cambridge. Great football and good skills on display with good sportsmanship discipline shown across all academy camps. Well done. “I thanked Ricki and Clive personally on the day for their efforts. Thank you; Cameron had a great time and really enjoyed playing with his Tauranga squad. Have a safe and wonderful Christmas break and looking forward to the New Year with...
Register for our 2018 Futsal programme in Bay of Plenty

Register for our 2018 Futsal programme in Bay of Plenty

The Ricki Herbert Football Academy has opened enrolments for its first 2018 Futsal programme for young players in the Bay of Plenty. The programme consists of 75-minute sessions held on Fridays at the ACG Tauranga Campus. Players aged 10-13 years old are suitable for this programme and we welcome those who are already enrolled in our Talent Development Centres or are new to our academy. The cost per term is $135. Term 1 2018 Dates: February 2 – April 6 (9 x Friday sessions, with no session on March 30 because of Easter) Times: 4.30pm – 5.45pm Ages: 10-13 years Venue: ACG Tauranga Campus, 6 Keenan Rd, Pyes Pa, Tauranga 3173 Coach: George Gall Cost (per term): $15.00 per session, 9 sessions in total = $135.00   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 and Conditions here. More news from our academy Sign up for our free newsletter...

Academy coach receives Mt Maunganui award

Ricki Herbert Football Academy coach George Gall has been named Mt Maunganui Junior Football Club’s Coach of the Year for 2017. George (left) specialises in coaching futsal programmes and helping with the players at our Tauranga Talent Development Centre. Sign up for our free newsletter here Latest news from our...
Futsal programme for players in the Bay of Plenty

Futsal programme for players in the Bay of Plenty

UPDATE: This programme is currently full and unable to take new registrations. Please check this page over summer for further news. The Ricki Herbert Football Academy has launched a Futsal programme for young players in the Bay of Plenty. The programme consists of 75-minute sessions held on Fridays at the ACG Tauranga Campus. Players aged 10-13 years old are suitable for this programme and we welcome those who are already enrolled with our Talent Development Centres or are new to our academy. The cost per term is $135. Term 4, 2017 Dates: October 20 – December 15 (9 x Friday sessions) Times: 4.30pm – 5.45pm Ages: 10-13 years Venue: ACG Tauranga Campus, 6 Keenan Rd, Pyes Pa, Tauranga 3173 Coach: George Gall Cost (per term): $15.00 per session, 9 sessions in total = $135.00 Term 1 2018 Dates: February 2 – April 6 (9 x Friday sessions, with no session on March 30 because of Easter) Times: 4.30pm – 5.45pm Ages: 10-13 years Venue: ACG Tauranga Campus, 6 Keenan Rd, Pyes Pa, Tauranga 3173 Coach: George Gall Cost (per term): $15.00 per session, 9 sessions in total = $135.00 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 and Conditions here. More news from our academy Sign up for our free newsletter...