Academy touring squad heads for Australia’s Gold Coast

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A large playing squad has left Auckland International Airport to represent the Ricki Herbert Football Academy on a tour to Australia’s Gold Coast.

Two teams will be drawn from the squad and each will play four games as well as having daily training, pool and recovery sessions, as well as ‘whiteboard’ coaching to help develop their understanding of the game.

The squad will stay at the Runaway Bay Super Sports Centre which has hosted a number of international teams in the past.


Joseph Campbell, Tanner Gilpin, Jesse Brown, Cameron Spence, Jake Smith, Gethyn Foster, Ashton Lees, Regan Grey, Kane Winstanley, Ben Hooper, PJ French, Alexander Young, Samuel Van der Klift, Harry Ackers, Cooper Singh, Azael Withers, Toby Blackwell, Josh Van Maanen, Connor Lovelock, Ryley Burgess, Jaxson Makgill, Dipesh Mani, Michael Judd, Rayan Narayan, Matthew Elswood, Andrew Graham, Bradley Searle, Leo Cross, Reef Douglas.


Kale Herbert, Joe Hinds, David Douglas, Braedon Makgill

Travel uniform

Members of the touring squad are wearing new-style academy uniforms, demonstrated by Reef Douglas (pictured).