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How to Develop Footballers of the Future

In this Masterclass Discussion, PDP Editor Dave Wright hosts Wellington Phoenix FC Academy Director, Paul Temple.

Paul holds a UEFA A license and is alongside his role as Academy Director at Wellington Phoenix, (New Zealand's only A-League club) and is an Assistant Coach of the New Zealand U17 Men's team. Paul joins Dave to discuss how the club is trying to develop players for the future, analysing football trends and innovating in what is fast becoming the hot bed of youth football in New Zealand. Paul and Dave talk session design, academy philosophy, challenges in youth football and more.

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