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06.02.2013 Social News

Samsung announces four international coaches for Dream the Blues campaign

By GNA
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Accra, Feb. 5, GNA - Samsung Ghana has announced four internationally recognised coaches for its ongoing 'Dream the Blues' campaign which was launched a couple of weeks ago and aims to encourage football-loving youths from age 8 to 13 to achieve and grow their football dreams.

The coaches, Dean Challis, Steve Winnet, Olly Woodall and Zack Wooster are all UEFA 'B' licensed coaches who will bring their (over 20 years) coaching experience to bear on the finalists of the campaign which include children from selected orphanages.

A statement signed by Mr Sangbaek Kim, Managing Director of Samsung Ghana said: 'The 'Dream the Blues' campaign will take place in eight different African countries.'

It said the initiative was an expansion of the Samsung-Chelsea Foot Club (FC) Youth Football Camp program, which 5,000 youths across the world have benefited from, since 2007.

Mr Challis is a member of the Chelsea FC Foundation team and currently runs an Elite Training Centre to prepare players for the Chelsea Academy environment as well as developing football at all levels in Surrey County.

Mr Winnet currently also heads Chelsea FC Boys College Academy and has been coaching for 12 years and also working in different countries representing the Chelsea FC International Development Team, adding 'Prior to joining Chelsea FC, he was a full-time coach at the David Beckham Academy in London, England.'

Mr Woodall is highly talented and he is with the International Development Programme of Chelsea FC Zak, whiles Mr Wooster currently holds the title of Essex Development Officer and has been renowned for his astute professionalism which is an evident through his dedication to the success of his Olympic Development work in the lead up to London 2012. 

Mr Kim said, 'We are happy about the calibre of coaches who would be training our young kids for the Camp. We are very hopeful our kids will learn a lot from them.'

'They have a lot to share with our young ones and we are looking forward to an exciting coaching experience from them.'

The statement said: 'To participate in this rare experience, parents can buy any Samsung home appliance worth GHC1,000.00 and above which qualifies them to pick up an entry form that will win them a spot for their son or daughter aged between 8 - 13 years.' 

It said, Samsung and Chelsea during the campaign would visit each participating country with youth football camps to provide training for local youths to learn 'The Chelsea Way' from Chelsea Foundation coaches.

The statement said, sixteen (16) participants would be selected to advance to the Blues Camp in London to train and meet Chelsea players, whiles the final camp will also be an opportunity for the participants to build global friendship through football in a fun and exciting environment.

Samsung Electronics Limited is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 203 offices across 75 countries.

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