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.