Club extends partnership with Nudgee College
Wed 05 April 2023, 11:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Following last month’s announcement that the Club will be visiting Perth as part of its Asia-Pacific Tour 2023, we are excited to announce we have extended our Global Football Development partnership with St Joseph’s Nudgee College in Australia.
Located in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, Nudgee College is internationally renowned for its outstanding performances in football, cricket, rugby, rowing, swimming, and basketball, with its football programme coaching over 750 aspiring footballers.
Starting this month, the extended partnership will see the Club’s Global Football Development team work alongside Nudgee College coaches, delivering interactive and informative coach education workshops, whilst hosting visits throughout the season to our state-of-the-art training facility, Hotspur Way, for selected coaching staff and players.
In addition, the wider football community in Brisbane will benefit from the presence of our coaches, who will regularly host free coaching clinics to give young local people the opportunity to learn and develop their skills.
Since the partnership began in 2020, the Club’s Global Football Development team has delivered 850 hours of player and coach development training, engaged with 700 young players on the school football programme, hosted 12 informative and interactive workshops, and engaged with a further 250 players at weekly local grassroots sessions.
Chris Acaster, Head of Global Coaching, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “We are incredibly excited to extend our partnership with Nudgee College, one of Australia’s leading schools. Nudgee College has incredible sporting facilities, an excellent coaching philosophy and many gifted students. We are looking forward to being able to continue working with them over the next three seasons to help grow the game and develop the next generation of talented players.”
Jamie Pybus, Nudgee College Director of Sport, said: “Our drive is to give our students the best possible opportunities to grow and be the best they can be, both on and off the sports field. As we build on the foundations of the last few years, we look forward to increasing the opportunities for our players and coaches, both here in Australia and at Tottenham in London.”
Nudgee College is the second Australian educational college to partner with the Club after our agreement with the University of Wollongong in 2018. The Club also delivers successful international player development programmes at Scots College, New Zealand and FC Malaga City, Spain.
In addition to our partnerships around the world, the Club runs successful Player Development Programmes with schools and colleges in the UK including Queen Elizabeth School, Richard Hale School, St. Dunstan’s College and Woodhouse College.
The Club continues to deliver a unique football coaching programme with AIA across Asia, where members of the Club’s Global Football Development coaching team have been based permanently since May, 2017. Coaches work with players of all levels, helping to nurture local talent and promote AIA’s well-being initiatives.
To find out more about our Global Football Development programmes, please visit: https://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/the-club/football-development/global-courses/.