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Kensington Oval to host AC Milan junior camp


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Kensington Oval to host AC Milan junior camp

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Kensington Oval will be the site of the 2011 AC Milan Junior Camp in Barbados from October 15 to 23.
An ecstatic Greg Castagne of Pro Shottas told NationSPORT following discussion with officials at Kensington Oval earlier yesterday that they were able to secure the venue and it could become an annual arrangement.
The football camps are also used for scouting and securing talent for the Serie A club’s feeder programmes.
“We wanted to get the best facility. We are overjoyed to get Kensington Oval and AC Milan will get the best facility,” Castagne.
“It is a world-class facility for a world-class event,” sponsor Jonathan Bryan of 8000 Inc. added.
The event was originally scheduled  to be held at the National Stadium.
However, Castagne said they would be reducing the number of participants from 75 to 60 because they wouldn’t be able to use the square at the Oval.
A section of the venue dubbed the Mecca of West Indies cricket will be used for matches, while another part will be used for skill displays.
“We want as many kids as possible to benefit from the experience. If the camp isn’t going to suffer in terms of quality we will increase the numbers, but right now we can guarantee 60,” Castage said.
Officials at Kensington Oval have also made the media centre and conference facilities available. Members of the public will be able to come and watch the matches and skills displays which are open to local footballers between age 12 and 17. Coaching will be provided by AC Milan and Pro Shottas.
(SAT)  

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