Stephen is pick of the coaches
Shonelle?Stephen?was named Most Outstanding among the “coaching the coaches” participants when the five-week Brewster Trust Football Holiday Camp, which attracted 851 campers, concluded at Queen’s College, earlier this month.
Stephen received an invitation to the next Arsenal Gap Year programme for one month including accommodation in England as well as travelling costs.
Held during July and August, the camp started with a coaching course for 34 local football coaches. The charity hosted 182 registered campers in the first group of the five to nine years age group.
There were also 181 campers in the first 10 to 14 years age group; 77 campers in the 15 and over age group; 183 campers in the second five to nine age group and 194 in the second group of the 10 to 14 years age group.
With 315 campers returning from the 2011 and 2012 programmes and an increasing female quota of 11.4 per cent, chief executive officer of the Brewster Trust, Axel Bernhardt, said he was pleased with the overall attendance.
“Analysing the Holiday Camp 2013 shows in our eyes again interesting and commanding statistics like the improved female quota, the high rejoining percentage, 17 nationalities from four continents and very important for us children of all [was] 11 parishes attended – nearly proportional to the respective population,” he said.
“Only 37.5 per cent of the campers are linked to a local football team or club, so there is potential for the football youth programmes here in Barbados,” added Bernhardt.
Each camper received a jersey, shorts, socks, cap, shin pads, a football or the official FIFA Laws Of The Game book.
There were also academic football sessions in classrooms or indoor soccer (futsal).
For the 10 to 14 age groups, the Brewster Trust and partner UNICEF organized workshops about child protection. (PR/EZS)