Smith named clinic’s MVP

  • Samba style: local youngsters took part in the third Samba Futsal Clinic Challenge at BAA Gymnasium

    Samba style: local youngsters took part in the third Samba Futsal Clinic Challenge at BAA Gymnasium


Another successful Samba Futsal Clinic Challenge, run by Footy Promotions, concluded last weekend at the BAA Gymnasium.

The clinic was under the guidance of Brazilian Denison Cabral, the president and director of coaching at the Denison Cabral Futsal Academy and Kate Laukhart, of DCFA Maryland.

Vinzie Zuill, president of Footy Promotions and Footy Force Futsal, said: “It is always great to have Denison Cabral and Kate Laukhart hosting the Samba Futsal Clinic.

“This year we introduced futsal challenges for players to not only improve their skills but also to compete for prizes.

“We would like to thank all players for participating in this event and special congratulations to the winners of the challenges and tournament.”

Team Brazil won the tournament, which featured Malachai Belboda, who plays for the Fulham academy and was the MVP of the Samba Futsal Clinic in 2016. This year’s MVP was Zias Smith.

Cabral added: “Our Samba Futsal Clinic Challenge was another successful programme this year. We saw some great young players challenging us coaches during the sessions.

“Our last days session was a very competitive tournament and tons of fun was the highlight of the four days in the island.

“We are very excited about bringing our third clinic MVP player [Zias Smith] to the Maryland. We know the importance of the culture exchange for both clubs and the kids enjoy the experience when they get here.

“The DCFA is looking forward to next year with some exciting twists to our clinic by taking to the island some of our DCFA players with us.”

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Published Aug 15, 2019 at 11:01 am (Updated Aug 15, 2019 at 2:02 pm)

Smith named clinic’s MVP

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