Posted on May 28, 2011
Following the launch of the Jason Roberts Independent Football Academy at Silsoe Global Sports Village in Bedfordshire, the foundation has returned to Grenada to look for its next group of promising young players, when it embarks on its new talent identification program.
Foundation CEO Otis Roberts and Academy head coach Eugene Dwaah will visit the Caribbean island to launch the two-year program and to support the expansion of a youth development program throughout the parishes, with Roberts personally overseeing the progress of the program. Roberts, who was not selected for the CONCACAf Gold Cup team, returned to Grenada after his Blackburn Rovers completed the English Premier League season.
The academy encompasses football coaching sessions, intensive training and development as well as competitive fixtures, international tours and tournaments. It aims to provide opportunities in other areas of professional football or sport including coaching, refereeing, physiotherapy etc.
The formation of the JRF National Youth League in Grenada last year has been instrumental in supporting the development of competitive youth football on the island. The academy created this program to further the development of young players and coaches on the island.
The new academy, in conjunction with the foundation, will seek to bridge the gap and support the development of both UK inner city youth football and Grenada youth football.
“The philosophy of the foundation is to seek to provide sporting opportunities for all,” Roberts said. “I see this as a fantastic chance for our coaches and players in Grenada to tap into the Talent ID programme. It will be especially rewarding for us to bring a couple of young people over to the UK and for them to experience some of the history, culture and education associated with football.”
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Categories: Caribbean, Grenada
Tags: Blackburn Rovers, English Premier League, Eugene Dwaah, Jason Roberts, Jason Roberts Independent Football Academy, Otis Roberts