Club announces partnership with Nudgee College
Tue 12 February 2019, 10:54|Tottenham Hotspur
• Club signs a two-year agreement with St Joseph’s Nudgee College, Brisbane.
• Nudgee College is the second Australian college to partner with Tottenham Hotspur this season following an agreement with the University of Wollongong.
• Using authentic coaching methods used within the Tottenham Hotspur Academy, the partnership will help drive the development of young players and coaches in the region.
The Club is delighted to announce a Global Football Development partnership with St Joseph’s Nudgee College in Brisbane, Australia, as part of our continued drive to support the development of the game across the world.
The Club has signed an initial two-year agreement that will consist of an FA and UEFA qualified Tottenham Hotspur coach working alongside Nudgee College’s coaching staff for 12 weeks of each year. The partnership will oversee player development using renowned coaching methods developed within the Tottenham Hotspur Academy.
Tottenham Hotspur is well known across the globe for developing young players and our Global Football Development programmes monitor each player individually, giving them the opportunity to learn and develop their skills so they can play attacking football with the flair, fluidity and passion that are the hallmarks of the Club.
As well as developing players, the programme will provide opportunities for aspiring local coaches to be mentored by the Club to enhance the school’s quality of delivery across its teams.
Nudgee College is located in the northern suburbs of Brisbane and is internationally renowned for its outstanding performances in football, cricket, rugby, rowing, swimming and basketball. Their football programme regularly coaches over 750 boys – 150 of which aspire to play at an elite level. Seven pupils currently play for Brisbane Roar FC, the local professional football club who play in the A League, the top division in Australia.
Nudgee is the second Australian educational institution college to partner with Tottenham Hotspur this season following the announcement of an agreement with the University of Wollongong, one of the world’s leading universities. The Club also delivers successful player development programmes in partnership with leading youth football organisations Florida Elite Soccer Academy and New England Futbol Club in the United States.
In addition to our partnerships around the world, the Club runs successful Player Development Programmes with schools and colleges in the UK including St Dunstan’s College, Haileybury College, Barnet and Southgate College, Epping Forest College and Hertford Regional College.
Andy Rogers, Head of Global Football Development at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, said: “As we continue to expand our presence in Australia, we are thrilled to be partnering with one of the best schools in the country. We have been impressed with Nudgee College’s coaching philosophy, their elite sporting facilities and development programme, and look forward to working with them to help their players and coaches reach their full potential.”
Peter Fullagar, Principal at St Joseph’s Nudgee College, said: "Tottenham Hotspur is a renowned Premier League Football Club and a world leader in the development of players through its Academy. We are delighted to be partnering with the Club and are excited for the opportunities their coaching staff will bring to our young players in Brisbane and our wider grassroots community.”
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club enjoys a strong and growing presence in Australia and now has nine official Supporters’ Clubs in Australia including Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The First Team toured to Sydney in 2015 and Melbourne in 2016, with over 4,000 participants across schools, youth clubs, local federations and government partners coached by our Global Football Development team.