Kevin Fallon

Kevin Fallon is an English association football coach. He is currently the manager of Waikato FC in the New Zealand Football Championship.  In December 2007 Kevin was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to soccer.


In tandem with John Adshead, Kevin took the All Whites through to the 1982 World Cup finals in Spain where they competed in pool play against Scotland, Brazil and Russia.  Kevin also coached the Kingz in the Australian soccer league, and took the under-17 All Whites to a win over third-ranked European team Poland in the 1999 Under-17 World Cup in New Zealand.


Kevin has won the Chatham Cup with Nelson, and the national league with Gisborne.  Kevin was instrumental in establishing the New Zealand Centres of Excellence programme for young players.  Kevin was also involved in the establishment of the national soccer academy in 1987.

He has received numerous awards, including New Zealand soccer personality of the year five times, and was made a member of the New Zealand soccer Hall of Fame in 1995.  Kevin was made a life member of the New Zealand Coaches Association in 1998.


For the last 12 years Kevin has been the Director of Soccer and First Eleven coach at Mount Albert Grammar.    He remains the best known face in New Zealand soccer.   His son Rory continues this fine family tradition in elite sports and currently plays professional football for Plymouth Argyle in the English Championship.



HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTRE (hpc)


TOURING GROUP BASED AT HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTRE WHILE IN PRETORIA


The High Performance Centre (hpc) at the University of Pretoria is Southern Africa’s first elite one-stop sports facility. Launched in May 2002, the centre is the training ground for tomorrow’s sporting champions and the venue of choice for sports professionals and enthusiasts alike. From training facilities to medical services, accommodation and food, the hpc offers everyone the opportunity to enjoy its awe-inspiring environment.


The centre is situated on the University of Pretoria’s sports grounds offering 76 hectares of sports dedicated land. Endorsed by the University’s institute of Sport Research (ISR) the hpc enjoys the very best in state of the art technology and expertise. The centre manages the intellectual development of sport science based practices, sporting infrastructure and facilities, sports events and sport-inspired hospitality services.


The hpc is located in Gauteng, in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria. Pretoria boasts the best of South Africa’s weather, high altitude (approximately 1,500m (4920ft) above sea level) and easy access to Johannesburg International Airport. This makes the hpc ideal for the full-time training of its academy students as well as for visiting local and international guests.


The role of the hpc can be divided into two inter-related parts. The first is the TuksSport Academies and the second is the providing of a venue for high profile international and local athletes and teams for pre-season or pre-event training.


The HPC Sport Facilities


The hpc operates within the grounds of the University of Pretoria’s sports campus. The university offers numerous sporting facilities which are of the best in the country. These facilities annually attract international athletes as well as local sporting bodies for training camps or specific team preparation. The hpc has become the preferred location for team South Africa pre-departure camps as well as the preferred centre of specialisation for a significant number of national federations.


The Sport Centre comprises:


Indoor

One Sport hall with 3000 seats (basketball, netball, volleyball)

Five halls for gymnastics, judo, karate, badminton, fencing, table tennis

A fitness gymnasium

A heated indoor swimming pool

Committee and lecture rooms

Restaurant and cafeteria


Outdoor:

Six rugby fields,

Rugby stadium with 3500 seats

Rugby clubhouse

Athletic tartan track with stadium (3000 seats)

One practice athletics track

Five Cricket oval and clubhouse, a cricket clubhouse

Four hockey grass fields, a hockey clubhouse

24 cricket nets (eight all-weather)

One synthetic hockey playing surface (astro turf)

Six all-weather netball courts

Cross-country track with two routes

Nine soccer fields, a Soccer clubhouse

22 tennis courts (18 hard and four clay courts), a Tennis clubhouse

Two tennis practice walls

One softball field

Three all-weather basketball courts

Two volleyball courts

One beach volleyball court

Olympic standard swimming pool with pavilion (1500 seats)

Seven squash courts (one match court)

Two hammer throwing circles

Climbing wall

Dam for canoeing and rowing

4-hole practice golf course


“Uitspan” entertainment facility and the Daan Swiegers sports club house

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