Coach Development

Pair blazing trail for female coaches

As the only females on the OFC/NZF A-Licence course currently running in Auckland, Natalie Lawrence and Hayley Stirling are blazing a trail for women coaches in this country. Both are looking to set an example to those keen to follow

Posted in Coach Development, Featured News, New Zealand Football, Oceania Football

Robinson returns for A-Licence

Former Football Ferns assistant coach Danny Robinson has returned to New Zealand to complete the OFC/NZF A-Licence coaching course this week. The Burton Albion Academy Manager has had his first taste of coaching in the professional football environment in the

Posted in Coach Development, Featured News, Football Ferns, National Teams, New Zealand Football, Oceania Football

National Curriculum lays out route to success

New Zealand Football is looking to continue the success of its players and teams on the world stage through the launch of the National Curriculum. Based on extensive research and world trends, the National Curriculum serves as a guide for

Posted in All Whites, Coach Development, Featured News, Football Ferns, Futsal Whites, Men's U-17, Men's U-20, Men's U-23, National Teams, New Zealand Football, Women's U-17, Women's U-20

Birnie back into learning mode

Just days after leading the country’s top female youth team at one of the most prestigious age-group tournaments in the world, New Zealand U-20 women’s coach Leon Birnie is getting straight back to work, reaching for the Oceania region’s highest

Posted in Central Football, Coach Development, Featured News, Federation news, National Teams, New Zealand Football, Oceania Football, Women's U-20

Q and A: FIFA TSG member Hayley Stirling

Football South Women’s Development Officer Hayley Stirling, who is also coach of Southern United in the National Women’s League, recently had the rare honour of attending the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan as a member of the tournament’s

Posted in Coach Development, Featured News, Federation news, Football South

Coaches upskill to meet criteria

The winter season may have now wrapped up but it’s been a busy period for the coaching community nonetheless with a series of milestone moments taking place as New Zealand Football continues its quest to upskill the country’s mentors. The

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Coach development breaking new ground

The national teams of New Zealand have been taking the limelight in recent weeks but the process of producing players good enough to represent their country is also worthy of being highlighted after a ground-breaking 18 months. A key part

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Coaching award reflects junior growth

The growth of the junior game in New Zealand is continuing at a rapid rate with playing numbers on the rise and a historic advanced coaching course proving so popular that another has been swiftly scheduled to meet the demand.

Posted in Coach Development, Featured News, Federation news, Mainland Football, McDonald's Junior Football, Northern Football, Whole of Football

Coaches set to learn and network

The country’s coaches will be presented with further opportunities to develop their skills and network with their peers as New Zealand Football prepares to stage several invaluable events in November. The National Refresher Course and Regional Coaching Conferences will both

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Back-to-back A-Licences in store

The number of Kiwis holding the world’s second-highest coaching qualification is set to rise significantly as the first intake of OFC/NZF A-Licence participants nears graduation and a second batch kicks off the process. Part One of the A-Licence was held

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