Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Chelsea to open Football Academy in the Philippines w/ Younghusbands

Source : AKTV

Chelsea FC, one of the world’s biggest football clubs with a history of excellence and achievement, will be opening a soccer school in partnership with The Younghusband Football Academy, the first ever of its kind, in the Philippines on May 15.

Chelsea, which is a team that is full of world-class footballers like Didier Drogba, John Terry, Frank Lampard, and Fernando Torres, will be tapping current Philippine national team and Loyola Meralco Sparks mainstays James and Phil Younghusband to spearhead the English club’s initial foray in the Philippines. The Younghusband brothers were Chelsea Academy team players under former managers Gianluca Vialli and Jose Mourinho. In 2005, Mourinho included Phil in his pre-season squad after he finished as their youth team’s top scorer in the previous season.

Aside from their national team and club duties, the brothers also run The Younghusband Football Academy, now in its third year of grassroots football development in the country.

Prior to the official launch of The Chelsea FC Soccer School there will be a Chelsea FC Soccer School summer camp powered by The Younghusband Football Academy and will have a limited number of slots for intermediate and advanced football training that will also be overseen by some of the club’s coaches. The age groups will be divided as follows Under-8, U-10, U-12, and U-16 for boys and girls.

The Younghusband Football Academy summer camp will be held at the Evia Football Field in Las Piñas on April 17, 19, 24, 26 as well as on May 3, 8, and10. The culminating activity, the Official Launch of the Chelsea Soccer School, will be held on May 15 at the SM Mall of Asia.

For more information about The Chelsea FC Soccer School, please visit their The Younghusband Football Academy website or contact 09478357519.

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