Trust to help football

Aspiring footballers now have another outlet to get assistance to further the development of their game. Last Monday the Brewster Trust launched its School Programme 2013 which is an initiative with the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Football League and coaches from Arsenal Football Club with the goal of improving the overall standard of football here.

The programme kicked off with a coaching course for secondary Schools’ coaches with a total of 51 registered participants from 24 schools.

The course was held by John Olaleye of Arsenal FC at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic and included sessions on and off the field.Last week the Trust started coaching courses at individual secondary schools. The schools had the choices of curriculum sessions, inclusive of an academic component combining general literacy and football; after school programmes; or a community session on Saturday mornings. Twenty-one schools registered for the weekly sessions until the end of this academic year.

There will be 35 weekly sessions or 62 hours of football.In addition the Trust supports the participating schools with equipment on a sponsorship basis but with some conditions of usage. Together with other partners the Trust offers a specific package that includes individual and branded tricots with shirt, shorts, socks and shin pads for 22 players, bibs, footballs, foldable mini goals or a set of cones.

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