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Meet our people

Staff of the Ricki Herbert Football Academy who work with this talent centre include:

Clive HerbertClive Herbert The father of Ricki, Clive has vast experience as a coach, administrator and mentor in football, and a past career as a professional sportsman. He was one of New Zealand’s leading road cyclists and attended the 1968 Mexico Olympics as a New Zealand team official. Clive has been led some of the country’s top football clubs, including national champions Mt Wellington where he was chairman. He still enjoys coaching boys and girls, acts as team manager on tours and helps manage the academy.

Joe Hinds

Joe Hinds is the Auckland-based coach for the Ricki Herbert Football Academy. Click here for his profile.

Grant SchofieldGrant Schofield Goalkeeper coach Grant Schofield is a former New Zealand international who played national league football with Manurewa, having developed through the junior ranks at Papatoetoe FC in South Auckland. His skills and experience led to him being appointed goalkeeper coach to the NZ U-17 team that competed at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Finals in Chile in 2015. He is the RHFA’s specialist goalkeeper coach.

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