Football academy ahead of tour

Brian Derby brings a wealth of on and off the pitch experience to the Mahurangi College football set up.

Ex-professional football player and coach Brian Derby is running a football academy at Mahurangi College ahead of the school’s proposed 2019 Australian tour.

Brian takes students two days a week to work on skills and has also assumed the role of First XI Boy’s Football coach. Brian’s accolades include playing for Barnsley FC as a centre back and coaching Leed’s United U16’s.

He has a UEFA A licence, the second highest football coaching qualification in the world.

The tour to Australia will see the team play four matches and attend two coaching clinics at Brisbane Roar FC.


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