Young Dominican Footballers to train with Top English Premier League Coaches
Three top footballers will get a chance to be selected to attend a week-long Digicel Academy in Barbados.
Speaking at the launch of the Digicel Kick Start Clinics, Digicel Dominica Marketing Manager, Nathalie Walsh, said after eight years they are thrilled that young footballers get to showcase their talents and benefit from world class training.
“The boys are very very excited to benefit from the clinics this weekend and we all look forward to being part of this clinic…, she stated.
Forty two (42) aspiring footballers from across the region will then be chosen to receive intensive training under coaches from the Chelsea Football Club Foundation.
The Chelsea FC Foundation coaches will also host 30 coaches from Dominica, who will benefit from an in-depth session, where they will be taught techniques that are used in the Chelsea Fc youth football programme.
Steven Winnett, International Technical Support Officer of Chelsea FC says Digicel and Chelsea share clear objectives.
This year the programme has been extended to girls and all the sessions have been designed fairly to give everyone a fair chance of being selected.
According to Winnett, to be selected players must be versatile and present the technical ability to progress and they must be hardworking and an ambassador for Dominica.
Winnett and two other coaches – Zak Terry Wooster International Football Development Officer and Scott Oliver Nurse International Football Development Coach, arrived in Dominica on June 19th to oversee the two-day training session, which began from 2 p.m. today.