Digicel was one of the big supporters of this summer’s largest football camp.
The Cayman Islands Football Association’s third annual Dutch summer camp took place this month at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex with a record attendance of over eighty participants. Digicel provided the coaches with free internet service and gave the coaches and participants promotional items.
Leading the kids in various football drills was PSV Eindhoven youth coach Roy Wilhelm and his staff of Sander Heino, Verhoeven Pim Ooms, Sietze Warnier and Carsten Ditchfield. Wilhelm states a number of players stood out to him.
“The older kids responded better,” Wilhelm said. “It is always easier to coach older kids as opposed to the younger ones but in general this year’s group was a very good one. A special mention must be made to the young footballers from the Academy Sports Club who responded very well. Elijah Seymour’s attitude was great. He cooperated well and he is a very good player. Cayman Athletics’ Matthew Suberan is also very talented and works very hard and Zachary Scott performed exceptionally well.
“Chelsea Greene who was in the girls group exhibited excellent knowledge of the game and took some excellent shots as well. She has good technique but needs to improve on her speed.”
This yearly event is part of the long-term development plan implemented by the football association in an effort to develop and expose the youngsters on the islands to professional football training.
Refreshment for the camp was provided by Bodden Beverages and Cayman Distributors.
Wilhelm went on to state that the overall organization of the camp was great and he has plans to see how best he can assist in getting some of the participants exposed abroad.
“I will be trying my best to see how best I can connect Academy Sports Club with clubs in Holland, in order to establish relationships to expose the talents of these players in the near future. On behalf of Carsten, Pim, Sander and Sietze, I thank the football association, the participants and the parents for their input in making this camp a success and I am looking forward to my return to the island next year.”
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