DIGICEL KICKSTART PROGRAMME LAUNCHES IN JAMAICA
April 30th 2014 - Chelsea FC Foundation coaches to train the best footballing talent in the Caribbean and Central America.
Once again, the Digicel KickStart Clinics will be looking for the best young footballing talent the Caribbean and Central America has to offer and this year, the programme was launched in Jamaica with the first Clinic being held there.
The Digicel KickStart Clinics – now in their eighth year – will again see thousands of aspiring young footballers from across 14 countries in the Caribbean and Central America try out for their chance to travel to the Digicel Academy in Barbados and train under top coaches from Barclays Premier League side, Chelsea FC.
During the initial community clinics held in each country, hundreds of children will try out for their place to be coached under three top coaches from Chelsea FC. The 30 best children from each country will train under the coaches in the hope of being one of the top three chosen by them to go to the Digicel Academy in Barbados representing their country.
Speaking at the launch event in Kingston, The Hon. Minister with responsibility for Sport, Natalie Neita-Headley, said; “The programme is a win win for us all and we are proud to be a part of it. We believe that the region is blessed with an abundance of talent and this programme will offer the players the opportunity to train with coaches from one of the best clubs in the world. We are quite sure that Chelsea will continue to be impressed by the talent of our young people and we are confident that each footballer will do his or her best to succeed. I commend Digicel and Chelsea FC for this initiative."