The Tauranga Talent Development Centre caters for young players in the Bay of Plenty region.

Coaches at the centre are led by Shaun O’Brien.

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News from our centre

Academy players from upper North Island gather for coaching day at Cambridge

About sixty players from northern centres for the Ricki Herbert Football Academy have made the most of an intensive day’s football at Cambridge. Players and their families travelled from Auckland, Tauranga and around the Waikato to gather at John Kerkhof … Read More

National programme players complete fourth day together

Members of the Ricki Herbert Football Academy’s national development programme have completed four days of training in Term 1 of 2019. Players taking part came from New Plymouth, Tauranga, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Cambridge and Hamilton. Over four consecutive Saturdays, the group … Read More

Technology helps academy’s efforts to develop young players

Technology is playing a growing part in the development of young footballers, says All Whites legend Ricki Herbert. The founder of the Ricki Herbert Football Academy says a rapidly improving range of applications and devices are boosting his coaches’ efforts … Read More

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