Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Samsung- Chelsea continues to cultivate winning culture with their second Youth Football Camp

Chelsea FC hosted its second consecutive "Samsung- Chelsea FC Youth Football Camp" at the Chelsea Blue Pitch, NPNG Sports Centre. As part of Samsung Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, they want to give back to the community it is involved while providing opportunities to youth in the country by providing support to develop football at grass-roots level.

This year’s 2 days camp saw participation by 180 kids aged 9-13, from Rumah Sayangan, who attended last year, as well as KL Youth Soccer, MyKids Soccer and soccer stars from Little League Malaysia.

Samsung Malaysia Marketing Director, Jimmy Tan said that Rumah Sayangan have always been invited to Samsung’s community event especially those sport related. He hopes the children will not only enjoy playing football at Chelsea Blue Pitch but also carry back the useful tips and guidance from the coaches. It is something to proud of when he added that Malaysia is the second country inside Asia to have the Chelsea Blue Pitch.

The youth were trained by Chelsea FC youth coaches, David Monk, James Lambdon, Chris Woodward and Sam Hubbert. In each action packed two hour coaching clinic, which featured dribbling skills, shooting practice, mini matches, challenges and a penalty shoot-out, each of the children enjoyed the same standard of coaching in Chelsea FC Academy. 

The coaches went to Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Korea, Japan, and Vietnam before coming to Malaysia. The four coaches are very friendly and their lessons are taught in a lively and funny way

The coach uses a very interesting way to explain the tactic to the kids, by using Chelsea players name. 

"If you have the ball, you're an attacker so you are Torres and Drogba. If you lose the ball and the other team has the ball, you are Ashley Cole and John Terry"

David Monk, who is also part of Chelsea FC’s Talent Identification & Development set up, said the main objective of this workshop is to engage with the community and provide a chance for the children to play football the Chelsea way. He added that all the training is developed according to the needs of each workshop.

Samsung started its youth soccer programs in 2007 since then more than 1650 children from all around the world have experienced Chelsea FC’s way of football.

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