Soccer Ferns star Ria Percival, left, challenges for a header throughout a cup match between Tottenham and Arsenal.
English Premier League membership Tottenham Hotspur is teaming up with a Wellington secondary college in an try and unearth the subsequent Ria Percival.
Scots School has introduced a five-year partnership with the present Premier League leaders in a transfer that can see Tottenham coaches work carefully with a choose group of female and male soccer gamers, and spend 12 weeks in New Zealand from 2022.
Tottenham is dwelling to Soccer Ferns star Percival. The England-born midfielder was a Spurs supporter rising up and recently found the back of the net in a North London derby match against Arsenal.
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Percival will personally have interaction with Scots School gamers on the elite growth programme and supply inspiration and recommendation to the subsequent technology, the membership stated in a press release.
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“We’re delighted to ship our first-ever participant growth programme in New Zealand, working in partnership with Scots School,” stated Andy Rogers, the pinnacle of world teaching at Tottenham Hotspur.
“Our worldwide mannequin has confirmed profitable within the US, Asia and Australia in growing younger gamers by way of genuine Tottenham Hotspur teaching.
“We sit up for working carefully with younger gamers from the faculty and native coaches, serving to to drive requirements of participant growth within the area.”
Latest Scots School college students to have signed skilled contracts in Europe embrace All Whites Sarpreet Singh (Bayern Munich) and Joe Bell (Viking FK), and Mexican age-grade worldwide Eugenio Pizzuto (Lille).
“That is an thrilling partnership, with each ourselves and Tottenham Hotspur targeted on the all-round growth of those younger gamers,” Scots School headmaster Graeme Yuletide stated.
“With the faculty’s transfer to co-education and the introduction of women to our soccer membership, this partnership gives further pathway choices for these younger feminine and male gamers and additional assist and growth for our teaching crew.”
Resulting from Covid-19 journey restrictions, the primary yr of the partnership will likely be delivered nearly by way of on-line classes. Tottenham Hotspur coaches will then be primarily based at Scots School for 12 weeks per yr from 2022.