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Coaches tour of New Zealand

As part of the New Zealand’s Healthiest Schools Challenge this year two Tottenham Hotspur International Development coaches, Shaun Harris and Anton Blackwood, will be touring selected winning schools and football clubs around New Zealand. Their visits include talks on nutrition and exercise as well as some junior soccer skills sessions.

In September, we encouraged schools to register their interest to have the coaches visit their schools. Here’s a list of the selected schools and football clubs the coaches will be visiting:

Date Region Visit
Sunday 28 October Auckland Arrive to New Zealand
Monday 29 October Otago Fairfield Primary School
Monday 29 October Otago Catlins Area School & Warepa School combined
Tuesday 30 October Otago Remarkables Primary School
Tuesday 30 October Otago Alexandra School
Wednesday 31 October Wellington St Francis de Sales, Island Bay
Wednesday 31 October Wellington Holy Family School, Porirua
Wednesday 31 October Wellington Miramar Football Club
Thursday 1 November Wellington Carterton School
Thursday 1 November Wellington Greytown School
Thursday 1 November Wellington Lower Hutt Football Club
Friday 2 November Auckland Tepapapa School, Onehunga
Saturday 3 November Auckland Papatoetoe United Adaptive Football Programme
Saturday 3 November Auckland Western Springs Football Club
Sunday 4 November Waikato Waikato Wanderers Club
Monday 5 November Bay of Plenty St Mary’s Tauranga
Monday 5 November Bay of Plenty Awakeri Primary
Tuesday 6 November Bay of Plenty Tauranga Intermediate School
Tuesday 6 November Bay of Plenty Omokoroa No 1 School
Wednesday 7 November Auckland Willow Park Primary, Hillcrest
Wednesday 7 November Auckland Meadowbank Primary
Wednesday 7 November Auckland Eastern Suburbs Football Club 
Thursday 8 November Auckland Ramarama School
Thursday 8 November Auckland Shelley Park Primary School
Thursday 8 November Auckland Red Beach School
Friday 9 November Auckland Campbells Bay School
Friday 9 November Auckland Depart New Zealand

Check out some of the school visits the coaches have done via the highlights section.

Read more on the Tottenham Hotspur International Development coaches:

Shaun Harris - Global Spurs Coach

Shaun’s bio

  • Sport science professional football coaching degree
  • UEFA ‘B’ licence
  • Worked for Spurs across primary schools, community projects and equality & inclusion programmes
  • Conducted domestic and international player development and coach education programmes
  • Head coach for Spurs’ ladies U20 squad, competing in the WSL league
  • Foundation phase academy coach

Anton Blackwood - Global Spurs Coach

Anton’s bio

  • Former THFC professional footballer
  • UEFA ‘B’ licence
  • MSc strength & conditioning
  • Former Antigua international player
  • THFC academy sports scientist intern
  • THFC development centre & THFC Global Coach
  • THFC ladies strength and conditioning coach
  • Current international development coach

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