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Some of the players at the Taupo Talent Centre.

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

Kale HerbertKale Herbert

Kale is the National Head Coach for the Ricki Herbert Football Academy. Based in Taupo, he is ideally located to work with the academy’s Talent Development Centres throughout the North Island. He’s also the first team coach at Taupo AFC. Kale’s highlights in football include watching the All Whites, coached by his father Ricki, beat Bahrain at a packed Westpac Stadium in 2009 to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Finals in South Africa, and watching New Zealand draw 1-1 with defending world champions Italy. For more about Kale, click here.

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