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STREET BEAT: Kicking for the stars

Carlos Atwell, carlosatwell

STREET BEAT: Kicking for the stars

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THE GAME of football is a vehicle to discipline, dedication and, if you are talented enough, fame and fortune.

Here in Barbados, the opportunities are not as varied as in larger countries but there are some dedicated people determined to teach the tenets of the “beautiful game” to the next generation of youth, whether or not the next Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo is the result.

This week Street Beat spoke to Greg Castagne and Curtis Brathwaite, the head coaches of two youth football clubs.

The West Coast Youth Soccer Academy is one of the newer training clubs. Started last year September, it came out of the St Alban’s Primary School football team.

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.