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Opportunity for two young footballers

Sheran Hoyte and Reymar Walters, two bright prospects in local football, recently returned from Toronto, Canada where they spent a week developing their craft through the Global Satelite Soccer Academy (GSSA) International Soccer Camp.

GSSA director and former Barbados international player Jeff Hackett handpicked the youngersters whom he saw during a training session earlier this year.

“We welcome Sheran and Reymar to Global Satelite Soccer Academy and to an environment where our primary focus is developing players and giving them meaningful opportunities,” Hackett said.

Sheran Hoyte

Sheran Hoyte

Reymar Walters

Reymar Walters

He noted that there were many opportunities include scholarships and contracts in Europe where 15 of GSSA players both at the youth and senior level have worked on their craft.

Four other players from around the world are schedule to leave to take part in GSSA this summer and under-13 defender of Polish decent Romedi Llapi will be among those heading to Bury FC.

During the week-long camp conducted from July 6 to 10, the national under-15 players had the opportunity to work with European coaches Willie Donachie from Newcastle United along with Paul Cunliffe and Graham Hastings of Bury FC.

Walters said: “When I heard I was selected for the camp I was both delighted and very excited. This opportunity can very well take me one step closer to my dream of becoming a professional soccer player.”

Meanwhile the man behind it all, Hackett, explained that the venture was just the beginning of his promise of giving back to Barbados and in so doing develop football on the island.

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