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Welcome return: Laurie Dudfield, and his Iconz Experience company, will be holding another EPL Summer Camp at the Clyde Best Centre of Excellence in October (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

Iconz Experience is set to return to Bermuda to hold another EPL Summer Camp at the Clyde Best Centre of Excellence from October 25 to 29.

The football camp, in association with Young Men's Social Club, will be run once again by Lawrie Dudfield, the former Leicester City and Hull City striker, along with Micky Adams, former Leicester City manager, with the sessions aimed at eight to 16-year-olds. In an exciting addition to the camp this year will be girls-only sessions run by former Liverpool Ladies player Kirsty Linnett.

In the past, the company has run sessions in association with professional clubs in the England, including Salford City, co-owned by former Manchester United stars David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville, and Nicky Butt, and Premier League outfit Watford, who visited the island after the progress of Kane Crichlow at the club.

Having first visited the island in 2018 and cast his eye over Bermuda’s youngsters, Dudfield previously spoke of being impressed with the level of ability on offer, believing that the raw potential matches, if not outweighs, what he has seen in the United States.

“I live in America for the majority of my time nowadays and, I'll be honest, the level here is every bit as good, if not better than, America,” said Dudfield, who cofounded the company alongside former Manchester United, Leeds and England striker Alan Smith, Adams and Mike Edwards, who is formerly of Hull City and Notts County.

“The level is very high among the young players and one key thing we've learnt is that there are natural athletes on the island. There are some good raw football players and hopefully they can see the positive example set by former and current professionals.

“The end goal for us here is to try and create a pathway for players to be given an opportunity to try and impress. I'd never say everyone will get that chance, but there is a lot of talent here and if we can help give them an opportunity, then that is what we will do.”

Further information on the upcoming EPL Summer Camp can be found at www.iconzexperience.com/eplcamps

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Published August 07, 2021 at 7:57 am (Updated August 07, 2021 at 7:52 am)

Iconz football camp returning to Bermuda once again

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