One week of training under the leadership of top Barclays Premier League Coaches
Digicel Kick Start Clinics Head Coach and England and Liverpool football Legend, John Barnes, has chosen the four aspiring young footballers from Grenada who will go through to the Digicel Academy in Trinidad from Tuesday 1st to Monday 7th November.
The four footballers from the Spice Island – Marcio Mc Queen, Shevon John-Brown, Tevin Grant and Nakim Straker – were chosen from a competitive group of 30 who all showcased their talent during the three-day Clinic.
The boys will now join the ‘crème de la crème’ of young footballing talent at the Digicel Academy – a week-long elite training camp under the leadership of top Barclays Premier League coaches, Kevin Ball and Carlton Fairweather, from the Sunderland Academy, assisted by John Barnes.
Kevin Ball, SAFC Assistant Academy Manager, said; “We are really looking forward to working with the Digicel youngsters. The Digicel Kick Start Clinics offer a fantastic opportunity to kids who might otherwise not get the chance to showcase their talents.”
Digicel Kick Start Clinics Head Coach, John Barnes, said; “I would like to congratulate all of the boys who trained over the past three days – I am not surprised by the high level of skill and talent that I have found here in Grenada. With the right attitude and discipline, I know that these young footballers can have a bright future. I have seen the commitment of the local coaches and with continued guidance and the right attitude, they can become world class footballers.”
The Digicel Academy will also host a ‘coach the coaches’ seminar in which coaches from across the region will get expert training from Sunderland AFC’s finest teachers.
The Digicel Kick Start Clinics programme officially kicked off on Sunday 18th September in Haiti before travelling on to Panama, New York, St. Kitts & Nevis, Grenada, Suriname, Jamaica and culminating in a week long training session at the Digicel Academy in Trinidad from Tuesday November 1st to Monday November 7th.