Update: Academy squad plays games in Christchurch on second national tour

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A national tour of New Zealand is underway for a squad of players from the Ricki Herbert Football Academy – the second tour of its type this month.

The tour, which will see academy players visit both islands over a week, follows a successful schedule in early October by a squad that played games in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

The second tour got underway on Sunday October 18 with games at Bay Olympic’s Crum Park in Auckland before the squad flew to Christchurch (see main photo).

Upon arrival in Christchurch, the academy played Coastal Spirit 13th Grade side and a Nomads 12th Grade team. The squad was to play Coastal Spirit teams on their second night in the city.

Academy founder and tour leader Ricki Herbert said: “The tour continues to provide the challenges that we are looking for. It’s excellent to see all players adapting to them.”


Playing squad: Koopah Singh, Ashton de Roo, Connor Forsyth, Jaidon Vahed, Jaxson Makgill, Campbell Small, George Maxwell, Cohen Duke, Cameron Spence, Lachlan King, Joseph Campbell, Gethyn Foster, Regan Grey, Reef Douglas, Rhys Jones, Ryan Narayan.

Staff: Coaches on the tour are Kale Herbert and Bradley Rea. Ricki Herbert and Braedon Makgill are tour managers.

Please check our website for updates as the tour continues.

First tour

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Photo gallery – Auckland

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Photo gallery – Christchurch