New Zealand football has in recent times produced some outstanding performances on the world stage, and this momentum can be the driving force for future success. The long-term goal is two-fold.
Firstly, to ensure the All Whites and Football Ferns consistently perform on the world stage, and secondly, to have more Kiwi players playing professionally in the best club teams worldwide.
Achieving this goal is largely dependent on developing more world class players such as Ryan Nelsen and Ali Riley.
Developing more world-class players, both male and female, can only be realised with a structured long-term approach.
The Whole of Football Plan sets out a road map for meeting the needs of our talented football players, through providing the appropriate pathways, systems and opportunities to help them reach their football potential.
This document has been created to give coaches, administrators, players and parents an insight in to the future of talent development in New Zealand.
Developing footballers who are capable of excelling on the world stage is a long term aim, not a speedy short term fix.
With this in mind, New Zealand Football will adopt a systematic and coordinated approach to produce more world-class players, more often.
At the same time, the programme will help more players reach their football potential, leading to a rise in football quality and standards across all levels of the game here in New Zealand.
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