13 May 2022

Kiwi coach Callum Holmes: bringing new talent

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 13 May 2022
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It's called the beautiful game and Kathryn hears the story of a young Kiwi helping revive a fallen giant.
Iconic North East of England side Sunderland AFC is fighting for its life, again, on Saturday at the home of football, Wembley. The League One play-off final clash against small town Wycombe Wanderers is the Black Cats' big opportunity to return to the second tier of English football. There's a lot at stake. Football is virtually a religion in this deprived former ship-building city.  Fans of Netflix Series Sunderland Til I Die will know this.  Kathryn speaks with Callum Holmes, one of the youngest development coaches in NZ, and former Wellington Phoenix youth coach, who's shifted to Sunderland.  He's living the dream coaching the next generation of wanna-be Ronaldos and David Beckhams.