Gareth Turnbull on the Power of Football for Developing Skills for Life

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On the show this week, I’m speaking with Pathways Manager and A-League Women’s Assistant Coach at Melbourne Victory Football Club, Gareth Turnbull.
Gareth has been full time in football since 2008, beginning his career as a Football Development Manager for Coastal Spirit Football Club in Christchurch, and moving on to New Zealand Football where he served as the High Performance Athlete Development Manager, Head Coach of the National U17 and U20 Woman’s programmes, and the Football Ferns Assistant Coach.
I love Gareth’s perspective not only on football development, but on life. And in this conversation, we dig into all of it. If you see sport as a way to develop joyful, intrinsically driven, all-round young people who just so happen to also be great at sport, you’re going to love this conversation.
Big thanks to Garth for taking some time out on his holiday back home in New Zealand to sit down with me for a yarn.
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