Three under-16 St. Lucian footballers head over to Jamaica for 2014 Digicel Kickstart Academy

Three under-16 St. Lucian footballers head over to Jamaica for 2014 Digicel Kickstart Academy

 Once again, the Digicel KickStart Academy will be hosting the best under 16 football talents the Caribbean and Central America has to offer, at the Digicel’s Regional KickStart Academy in Jamaica.

Three budding talented young St Lucian footballers Avian Girard, Julian Celise St.Lucian wild card and Mycus Tommy Pierre will represent St.Lucia in Jamaica at the 2014 Digicel KickStart Academy.

This year marks the eighth year of the Digicel Kick Start Academy programme in the Caribbean and Central America. The 2014 programme was launched in Jamaica earlier this year and will be host to scores of aspiring young footballers from across 14 Digicel countries.

The Sab Playing field at Vigie was the home of thirty under 16 St Lucian footballers who displayed their top game in the hope of being selected by the three Chelsea Football Club Coaches for the Digicel Kick Start Academy programme. It was an exciting process for the young footballers and was filled with great anticipation and enjoyment as they played for the coveted final three spots.

After the intense two day session with the international Chelsea coaches, the level of talent showcased by all thirty players made the selection of the three players challenging. In the end Avian Girard, Mycus Pierre and Nyrone Winter were chosen to attend the Digicel Kick Start Academy programme in the reggae isle of Jamaica. Nyrone Winter is unable to attend this leg of the academy and so chosen wild card Julian Celise will replace him in Jamaica.

Avian, Julian and Mycus will depart St Lucia this Sunday October 26th to November 2nd 2014; to engage in the week-long training session at the Academy in Jamaica, where they will converge with football peers from around the Caribbean and Central America to learn from one of the best franchise football Clubs in the world, Chelsea.

Digicel’s Marketing Executive, Fiona Smith commented, “The Digicel Kick Start Academy is a clear indication of Digicel’s commitment to the development of the youth in St Lucia and across the region. The Academy has given these St Lucian footballers a once in a lifetime experience and opportunity to develop their skills and learn the correct techniques of football and hopefully will lead them to realize their dreams”.

Join us in congratulating and wishing our St Lucian football representatives Avian, Julian and Mycus all the best at the Regional Kick Start Academy in Jamaica.


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  1. 😮 how im the wildcard smh it was Julian Celise who was choosen as the wildcard sh facts right please mr .....


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