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Tuesday 26th April 2016 – Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis: This week, aspiring young players from St. Kitts and Nevis were eager to make their mark at the Digicel Kickstart Clinic and did just that impressing the coaches from Manchester City FC, who were on the island to deliver an intensive two day training session that would see three of the players progress to the upcoming Digicel Academy.

From the first day of the Clinic, the players were excited to learn as much as they could from the coaches, who shared the strategies and techniques employed by the first team players at top English Premier League club, Manchester City FC.

The City Football Schools coach, Lewis Childs, who led the Digicel Kickstart Clinic this week said; “I was happy to see that the boys were raring to go from day one and they maintained a high level of enthusiasm throughout the sessions, which came through in their playing. At the end of the clinic, we had a hard time picking the top three as they all proved themselves to be good players and we hope everyone who took part keeps working hard no matter what.”

The coaches finally chose three players to attend the Academy, these were: Antwaun Laville, Levanje Liburd and Dylon Morton. The players will join the other top players from across the Caribbean and Central America at the week-long Digicel Academy where they will receive another round of intensive training. The boys will then have the opportunity to impress the coaches further, in the hopes of being among the top players who will get the chance of a lifetime to train at the City Football Academy, Manchester City FC’s elite training and youth development facility in Manchester, England.



Digicel Group is a leading global communications provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 13 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.

About Manchester City Football Club

Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club whose roots began in East Manchester in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, four League Championship titles, including two Premier League titles in the last three years (2012, 2014), and five FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of four teams comprising the City Football Group and counts New York City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F-Marinos among its sister clubs. 

Under manager Manuel Pellegrini, the Club plays its domestic and Champions’ League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a world leading first team training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games.

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