All White legend appointed at St Peter’s
St Peter’s Cambridge is pleased to announce New Zealand’s most successful football coach Ricki Herbert has been appointed as their new Director of Football. Ricki the former All Whites and Wellington Phoenix coach, has accepted a full-time role to help develop young players at the school’s new football academy. He will coach the boys’ and girls’ first teams and oversee the football academy which is one of our four new sports academies commencing in 2017. The other academies being cricket, netball and rugby.
The academies will cater for students from Years 7-10 and aims to provide expert coaching and guidance, helping players develop through school teams and into regional and national age group teams. We also want to open opportunities to a possible career path or life-long involvement in sport beyond school. Ricki’s vast national and international connections and contacts will assist with pathways for students at the top level looking to explore local and overseas opportunities post school.
St Peter’s is an ambitious school wanting to become excellent at football, and the best in the country. This appointment signals they are serious about achieving this goal. Their women’s programme is already doing well with the first XI currently ranked second in the country. Ricki will be a “hands on” coach as well as work with other staff to ensure players have the best possible coaching. Ricki will be involved with all teams; with focus being on developing a world class football programme that meets the needs of all football players at St Peter’s.
Ricki Herbet with Owen Comber and Shannon Trebes. Boys’ and Girls’ 1st XI - Year 10 students at St Peter's Cambridge