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Digicel provides coaching for kids

Digicel provides coaching for kids


The Antigua Recreation Grounds served a dual purpose this week as members of the Antigua National Football team who were preparing for the Digicel Caribbean Cup, also took the time to nurture the football skills of the youth as part of Digicel’s “Coaching for Kids” programme.{{more}}

Thirty-one boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 15 took part in a coaching clinic organized by Digicel. The clinic, facilitated by Antiguan players Tionne Nathaniel, George Dublin, Kerry Parker, and Grayson Greggor was intended to give young athletes an opportunity to gain knowledge and know-how from the islands national players. Digicel has developed the “Coaching for Kids” programme to offer young footballers in each country hosting rounds of the Digicel Caribbean Cup 2006/7 the chance to be coached by stars from their national team.

Director of Sports Mervyn Richards who was present throughout the clinic, said this is a great way for the national players to be ambassadors for the youth, “this will encourage them to show the young people that they can get involved in activities that will steer them away from the other negative influences.”