Samsung has given aspiring soccer players the rare opportunity to interact and train with some of the world’s most talented football coaches at Sydney Olympic Park’s Athletic Centre.
182 children between the ages of 9-13 were taken through a variety of training courses designed to help them improve goal shooting, dribbling, heading, passing and teamwork.
“So many of our players are Chelsea FC fans,” began a local club coordinator. “To watch them pull on the blue Chelsea FC uniforms and train with these exceptionally talented youth football coaches, I know this is an experience they’ll never forget, they certainly haven’t stopped raving about it”.
Samsung were also hospitable to 16 girls and boys from The Girls and Boys Brigade, a charity that aims to offer youths living in complex and difficult family circumstances support, stability and development opportunities.
“It was a fantastic two days teaching these young footballers about ‘The Chelsea Way’ and sharpening their talent ahead of the 2012 season,” said Chelsea FC Coach David Monk.
“The coaches also learned a bit about the Australian culture along the way.”
Junior soccer players were recruited from all over Sydney, including Northbridge, Ryde, Chatswood, Rouse Hill, Maroubra, Gladesville, Marrickville, Bankstown, Blacktown, Hornsby, Marconi, Belmore, Mosman, Mt Druitt, St John Bosco, Kenthurst & District and Sutherland.
Australia is only one of nine countries the Samsung-Chelsea FC Youth Football camp will visit this year.