PRESS RELEASE – Digicel officially kicked off its Kickstart Clinic programme earlier this year in Jamaica to help aspiring young footballers across the Caribbean improve their game through a partnership with top English Premier League Club, Manchester City FC. The coaches have now arrived to host of the St. Lucia leg of the Digicel Kickstart Clinic this week.
For the next two days, 30 of the island’s top under-16 football players will have the opportunity of a lifetime as they undergo intense training from coaches Alan Dixon, Robbie Anderson and Ross McKay of Manchester City Football Club. The Digicel Kickstart programme aims to provide players with the opportunity to not only learn football skills and technical abilities, but also develop an ethos of professionalism and a good attitude. Coaches will advise players on areas of their game which can be improved and sharpen their skills.
Marketing and Communications Executive at Digicel St. Lucia, Louise Victor, said; “Digicel remains committed to transforming the lives of young people across the regions by investing in grassroots programmes. Our Kickstart Clinic is one of the ways we continue to deliver on this promise.
Furthermore, under our ‘Be Extraordinary’ we believe in ensuring that beyond just celebrating everyday people doing extraordinary things, that we also create unique opportunities for persons we serve, to truly showcase their talents in distinctive ways. Digicel is also a pioneer in youth development hence, our thrust to continue forging strategic regional and global partnerships that our young people across the region can benefit from.
She continued; “Judging from the excitement of the boys and local coaches and also the enthusiasm of the Manchester City FC coaches, we have no doubt that the next two days will truly be extraordinary and testimony of the talent that St. Lucia possess.”
The clinic will culminate with three players being selected to further impress the coaches at the Digicel Kickstart Academy in Jamaica and also possibly be selected for the Manchester Experience where they will train at the Manchester City FC Campus in England.