winston reid football academy.
The original concept had its genesis in a meeting with Winston Reid, Tim Brown and Phil Warbrick in London in 2015. The original objectives included making character-based football training and development available to as many young people as possible. Winston had the fortune to be able to attend a professional academy during his development years and had a desire to make that available to other players, particularly those who came from less fortunate circumstances.
The original concept envisaged the building of a stand-alone residential academy in New Zealand but this vision has grown and adapted to the prospect of an online development system, the utilisation of dedicated camps and eventually the construction of character-based schools with embedded football academies.