Inaugural Youth Development Clinics to Visit Eight Countries Around the Region – JOHN BARNES TO HOST DIGICEL KICK START FOOTBALL CLINICS

Digicel, announced details of the ?Digicel Kick Start Football Clinics?, which will offer talented young footballers a once in a lifetime chance to learn invaluable footballing skills from arguably the Caribbean?s greatest ever football player, while at the same time being afforded the chance to realize their dream of becoming professional footballers.

Led by former England and Liverpool star John Barnes, who takes on the role of Head Coach for the clinics, the Digicel Kick Start Football Clinics begin in early 2008 and take place in Guyana, Barbados, Haiti, Antigua, Suriname, Trinidad, St. Kitts and Jamaica. Six of the most talented young footballers to participate in the clinics will be chosen by John Barnes to travel to the UK to spend a week at a top English Barclays Premier League football club, where they will take part in an intensive training session with the club.

The clinics, which are run in association with the Caribbean Football Union, were developed by Digicel, with the support of FIFA Vice-President, Jack Warner, who has been a huge assistance to Digicel in helping raise the profile of football in the Caribbean.

Full details of the Digicel Kick Start Clinics will be announced over the coming weeks and will include details on how local clubs and school teams have the opportunity to be part of these clinics which will help them realize their dream of being the next International football star from the Caribbean, playing in the Barclays English Premier League.

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