DIGICEL KICKSTART CLINICS GET OFF TO GREAT START

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DIGICEL KICKSTART OFF TO GREAT START

DIGICEL KICKSTART CLINICS GET OFF TO GREAT START

Wednesday 1st April 2015 – Kingston, Jamaica: The Digicel Kickstart Clinics are off to a great start and according to Senior International Football Development Office and Digicel Kickstart Clinics Head Coach, David Monk, the talent continues to impress in the Caribbean.

Following the grassroots football programme launch for 2015 in Barbados, the Chelsea FC Foundation coaches made their way to Bermuda where they hosted the island’s best footballing talent for an intense two-day session and out of it, they were able to select three boys who they felt would represent their country well at the Digicel Academy to be held later this year.

Regarding the performance of the boys at the Clinics David said; “We are happy to be back in the Caribbean to see the great improvements that have taken place with youth football and to see some of the boys we worked with previously and how they have developed since the last time we were here. Those who participate in

the Digicel Kickstart Clinics have a great opportunity to show their potential and take their game to the next level.  Football can open doors for the participants in careers and further education and that’s what we aim to achieve through this programme.”

At the end of the Clinics, the boys selected to represent Bermuda at the Digicel Academy are:  15 year old Enyche Zuill, 14 year old Andrew Kempe and 15 year old Omar Wilson. Also selected was 15 year old T’ai Williams as the Wild Card pick.

When asked if he has seen any stand out players, he had this to say; “We definitely had a number of quality players at the Clinics but one player, Enyche Zuill, rose above his colleagues and was a strong standout attacking, creative and expressive player who we would absolutely love to see at Chelsea. His ability level and personality was fantastic and a big credit to Bermuda for producing a player of his calibre. He is a testament to the quality that is evident in the Caribbean.”

Also, as part of their visit, the coaches played a game of football with the Special Olympics athletes to pass on some skills of the game and encourage them to continue on their path to success.

ENDS

ABOUT DIGICEL

Digicel Group is a leading global communications provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After almost 14 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.

Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.

Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.

Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.

DIGICEL KICKSTART CLINICS GET OFF TO GREAT START