Dutch head back

Dutch football guru Roy Wilhelm will soon make his fourth visit to the Cayman Islands.

Wilhelm, 59, will be leading a contingent of coaches at the annual Dutch football camp on 6-10 August. Hosted by the Cayman Islands Football Association, the Camana Bay Sports Field will serve as host Monday-Friday, 8.30am-12.30pm.

The camp, aimed at boys and girls aged 6-18, is part of Wilhelm’s Dutch Soccer School Caribbean 2012 tour. The European crew, who are affiliated with top club PSV Eindhoven, were in the Bahamas at the start of this month before heading to Centreville, Ohio and then Jamaica this week. Their last stop is slated to be Anguilla on 13-17 August.

The 2011 camp in Cayman went well as some 80 kids attended sessions at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Wilhelm, who has scouted for Dutch clubs MVV Maastricht and Willem II Tilburg, was impressed with numerous local players, especially Matthew Guitard and Zachary Scott. The Dutchman stated he had wanted to evaluate Sebastian Martinez, 13, the former Academy Sports Club talent who now plays for Swindon Town Football Club in England.

The camp registration fee is $150 and includes a ball and a T-shirt. For more information, call 949-5775 or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]

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