The Matamata Swifts have welcomed the arrival of the Ricki Herbert Football Academy programmes to the East Waikato.
Children in the Matamata-Piako, Thames Valley and South Waikato areas can now benefit from access to a top quality football experience as well as having a heap of fun in the process.
This programme starts at the Matamata Domain on February 25, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm every Monday evening and will continue throughout the year. It is open to boys and girls, footballers and non-footballers alike, aged from 6 to 14 years. The seven sessions during term 1 come at a minimal cost of $70, or $10 per session.
“I’m excited to be bringing our academy into a new region,” explained RHFA founder Ricki Herbert after announcing the new programme.
“We’re very keen to work with as many children as we can and by coming to Matamata we are now that bit closer to some of the smaller communities that may not previously have had access to the type of programme we offer.”
Matamata Swifts President, Dwayne Barlow, is delighted with the move.
“As a parent of young footballers I’m pleased that my club can offer this opportunity to local children, over and above the normal junior football we run. The RHFA has a proven record of delivering a quality service, so I’m glad we can tap into that. I’d encourage anyone with young sportspeople to join in or, at the very least, come along on the 25th for a look so you can find out more.”