The Ricki Herbert Football Academy has grown quickly since its foundation in 2014.

Having started in the main centres of Auckland and Wellington, the academy has expanded into other North Island venues.

Head coach Kale Herbert says the academy is now getting the benefits of scale, as the combined regional and national numbers make it possible to send tour groups overseas as well as hosting national training camps.

“We’re always looking to our next talent centre, and we certainly plan to set one up in the South Island,” he says.

The RHFA invites parties who are interested in helping establish a talent centre in their area to contact us.

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