Video: Digicel Kick Start Clinic Coaches Arrive

March 27, 2015

Chelsea FC coaches David Monk and Max Fouracre arrived at the LF Wade International Airport tonight [Mar 27] to take part in the Digicel Kick Start Clinics being held on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5pm.

The Digicel Kick Start Clinics – now in its third year locally and ninth year globally – will again see many aspiring young footballers from across 10 countries in the Caribbean and Central America try out for their chance to travel to the Digicel Academy in Barbados in October and train under top coaches from Barclays Premier League side, Chelsea FC.

A Digicel Bermuda spokesperson said, “The structure of the Digicel Kick Start Clinics ensures that boys from across the region get the opportunity to try out.

Chelsea Coaches David Monk and Max Fouracre Digicel Bermuda, March 27 2015

“The 30 best children from each country will train under the two top coaches from the Chelsea FC in the hope of being one of the top three chosen by them to go to the Digicel Kick Start Academy in Barbados representing their country.

“During the week-long Digicel Kick Start Academy, the top aspiring young footballers from across the region will then get the chance of a lifetime to receive intensive training under coaches from Chelsea Football Club Foundation.

“This year’s format sees the Chelsea coaches not only train the best of each country’s young players – but also a separate session in which each country’s top youth coaches will be taken through the very latest in training and coaching techniques as used by Chelsea FC’s youth teams.

“Once Kick Start finishes in Bermuda, the Clinics will then travel to Jamaica, Grenada, Haiti, Trinidad, Anguilla, Suriname and Antigua.

“The top three most talented footballers from each country will be chosen to travel to the Digicel Academy, which takes place in Barbados in October this year.

“At the Academy, the crème de la crème of young footballing talent from across the region will be put through their paces by the best of the best football coaches.

“Digicel believes that grassroots football is vital to the ongoing development of the sport in the Caribbean and Central America. Today’s professional players started out at grassroots clubs and were scouted from there and as such, we must start to develop young players technically at the earliest possible opportunity.

“The Digicel Kick Start Clinics programme is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the aspiring young footballers.

“Through the Clinics, these children are not only taught about skill and technical ability but also an ethos of professionalism and a good attitude – critical attributes of successful people in all walks of life.

“The positive knock-on effect of the Digicel Kick Start Clinics is untold and young footballers take their learnings back to their local teams. They share the technical knowledge but also their enthusiasm having been inspired and motivated to achieve success – as a footballer or whatever path they may take in life.”

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  1. Jr Smith says:

    thank you Digicel & everyone taking part in this…..

  2. Delaey says:

    I hope it’s a typo and that it’s not just “boys” from the region. Hope “children” means boys and girls. Otherwise, what a fantastic program and great opportunity for the regions youth.

  3. B 4 Real says:

    Best wishes to football development for our young people. I wonder if the Sunday training time with Chelsea will conflict with the national team FIFA competition with Bahamas Islands. It could benefit the youngsters to experience this match.