The Winston Reid Football Academy is a premier youth football academy programme designed to create pathways in both football and education for high school students (years 10-12), catering for both local and international students. The programme aims to partner players with top international tertiary institutions and professional football clubs around the world.
The Academy will run a first-class education programme through New Zealand based and internationally renowned education specialists, ‘Bowen Education Group’ (BE Group). BE Group is one of the largest private education providers in New Zealand. The academy camps will deliver English and cultural classes, and the year long programme will host a comprehensive education programme through the expertise of the BE Group education specialists.
WRFA offers various developmental pathways
— Year-long live-in football programmes starting in 2020
— International tours
— 5-week & 2-week camps at various international locations
— College ‘Showcase’ for selected players
— Opportunities for selected players to feed into universities in NZ, UK, USA, and Canada
— International class coaches
— Connections with professional clubs in Europe and around the world.