appreciated the support from the GFA in selecting a group of youngsters to participate in the Clinics who always give their best during the training sessions. The boys were very athletic and worked hard throughout which is a key element on a team as you need players who will be able to keep possession of the ball during the game.”
At the end of the two-day Clinics, the coaches selected 15 year old Josh Gabriel, 15 year old Zarrel Phillip and 15 year old Rahim Benjamin as the top three players who will represent Grenada at the 2015 Digicel Academy. Also selected as the Wild Card pick was 14 year old Zion St. Cry.
He also recommended that more players should view coaching as an avenue to further their careers in football, he said; “There is still a lot more improvements to be made as it relates to helping the boys achieve their full potential as players. However, they should also consider coaching as another way to grow in the sport. We believe this thinking can be promoted even more with the implementation of coach mentorship programmes.
He concluded by saying; “These programmes will not only build interest and – hopefully a desire – in players to aspire to become coaches themselves but will also help to encourage seasoned coaches to pass down their knowledge and expertise to the younger ones who will then share their own experiences as players with their charges as they can relate more closely with the style of football that is being played now – which sees players being more creative, attacking, able to solve problems on the pitch and breaking down the opponent’s defensive line with flair.”
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.
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