Digicel Kickstart Clinic | Trinidad and Tobago May 2016

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Footballing Talent on Display

FOOTBALLING TALENT ON DISPLAY IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: Manchester City FC Coaches deliver the Digicel Kickstart Clinic in the twin-island republic

Wednesday 11th May 2016 – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago’s top footballing talent was on display at the Digicel Kickstart Clinic, which was held at the St. Mary’s College Sports Grounds.

The sweltering heat did not deter the eager young players who came out and did their best to impress the Manchester City FC coaches. The ability of the players was evident as was their commitment to take on board the learnings from the coaches. Lead coach for the Digicel Kickstart Clinics, Lewis Childs said; “Without a doubt there are some talented young players in Trinidad and Tobago and their creativity and passion were visible throughout the practices as they endeavoured to impress us each and every day.”

The players pushed themselves which made for a highly competitive and exciting couple of days. The coaches then selected the Clinic’s top three players who will move on to the Digicel Academy. These are Jodel Brown, Judah Garcia and Trevis Byron. 

The players will join 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 Manchester City coaches further, in the hopes of being among the top players who will be given 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.

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The top three players who were selected from the Clinic to represent Trinidad and Tobago were, from left tot right: Trevi Byron, Judah Garcia and Jodel Brown

ABOUT DIGICEL

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.

For more information, please visit www.mcfc.co.uk

Footballing Talent on Display in Trinidad and Tobago