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Chelsea coaches in search for top local talent

Chelsea youth coaches will lead the search for Bermuda’s top under-16s footballers as part of the 2013 Digicel Kick Start Programme.

The initiative, making its debut on the Island, will be the first led by Chelsea FC Foundation coaches, who have already visited ten countries in the Caribbean and Central America in search of the region’s top 33 youngsters.

Chelseas’s coaches will hold a clinic on August 30 at BAA Field when they will select three youngsters from a group of 30 to travel to the Digicel/Chelsea FC Academy a week long training programme scheduled to take place in Barbados in October.

Digicel Bermuda have reached out to local high schools and requested that they submit nominations of their top under-16 players, who will start working with Southampton Rangers technical director Maurice Lowe and BAA coaches on Saturday.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for youth football in Bermuda,” said Wayne Caines, CEO of Digicel Bermuda. “Not only will our island’s young, aspiring footballers have to opportunity to learn from professionals in the sport but a separate training session will see our local coaches taken through the very latest in training and coaching techniques used by Chelsea FC youth teams.”

BAA president, John Doran added: “The BAA is delighted to be partnering with Digicel in this regard. This is a fantastic opportunity being afforded to Bermuda’s youth from Digicel and we’re very happy to help the community in any way we can.

“We look forward to a successful event and welcome the prospect of working with Digicel to make this an annual event locally.”

For more information visit www.digicelfootball.com.

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Published June 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm (Updated June 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm)

Chelsea coaches in search for top local talent

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