Profile: Joe Hinds

Joe Hinds is the Ricki Herbert Football Academy’s Auckland-based coach.

Born in Cardiff, Wales, he moved to New Zealand to pursue his dream of a career and sport and to be nearer family.

He played for various successful clubs in the Welsh Football League and in New Zealand, plays centre back for the Manurewa AFC Reserves, for whom he is the assistant coach.

He has been part of junior player development for more than 10 years and has a qualification in Advanced Sport Management and Football Development.