- September, 08 2011 -
- 30 aspiring young footballers to receive top class training from football legend, John Barnes
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS (September 8th, 2011) – As proud Sponsors of the Premier Football League in St. Kitts and supporters of the development of sport across the region, Digicel, the Bigger, Better Network is pleased to announce the St. Kitts and Nevis leg of the Digicel Kick Start Clinics 2011.
The 2011 Digicel Kick Start Clinic will kick-off in St. Kitts from October 1st to 4th, when aspiring young footballers (born between 1995 and 1997) will get the chance to receive training and mentoring from England and Liverpool football legend, John Barnes.
Over the four days of the Clinic, a total of thirty boys across St. Kitts and Nevis will engage in football training sessions with hopes of being selected by Barnes to attend the Digicel Academy in Trinidad. The week-long training camp at the Digicel Academy will host the crème de la crème of the region’s talent where they will receive expert coaching in the beautiful game. The Digicel Academy will also host a ‘coach the coaches’ seminar in which coaches from across the region will get expert training from Sunderland AFC’s finest teachers.
Prior to the commencement of the Kick Start Clinic on October 1st, Digicel and the local SKNFA is giving all aspiring young footballers, born between 1995 and 1997, the opportunity to take part in the Pre-Clinic Sessions from September 15th to 29th. The purpose of the Pre-Clinic Sessions, which will be facilitated by the local SKNFA, is to select those thirty boys who will receive world-class training from John Barnes during the Clinics on October 1st to 4th. Those interested are encouraged to register at the Football House on Lozack Road in Basseterre, St. Kitts or the Digicel Office in Charlestown, Nevis.
The Digicel Kick Start Clinics programme officially kicks off on Sunday 18th September in Haiti before travelling on to Panama, New York, St. Kitts & Nevis, Grenada, Suriname, Jamaica and Trinidad and culminating in a week long training session at the Digicel Academy (also in Trinidad) from Tuesday November 1st to Monday November 7th.
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THE ROAD TO THE ACADEMY TIMELINE
|Country||John Barnes Clinic Dates|
|Haiti||Sunday 18th – Thursday 22nd September|
|Panama||Friday 23rd – Monday 26th September|
|New York||Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th September|
|St. Kitts & Nevis||Saturday 1st – Tuesday 4th October|
|Grenada||Wednesday 5th – Saturday 8th October|
|Suriname||Sunday 9th – Wednesday 12th October|
|Jamaica||Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th October|
|Trinidad||The Digicel Academy – Tuesday 1st – Monday 7th November|
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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 title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Cup. 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 Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.
In 2004, Digicel developed Digicel Rising Stars – an annual talent show to support aspiring young music artists in the Caribbean. The show has spanned the Eastern Caribbean, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago ranking as one of the top-rated shows.
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