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Jul 22, 2020

The Tenth Annual Future Football Club Summer Camp

Primary and high schools students are getting ready to go back to the classrooms on August tenth. But to end off the summer break, some were on the field today enjoying a football camp. Seasoned players are on hand teaching them the fundamentals of the sport as well as team work. The activity is hosted by the Future Football Club. Duane Moody dropped by and ahs the following report.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

Sixty to seventy-five Belize City youths between the ages of six and fourteen are engaged in a football camp at the ITVET Compound in Belize City. They are learning the fundamentals of the sport. The camp is being hosted by Future Football Club.

 

Edon “Yellow Man” Rowley

Edon “Yellow Man” Rowley, Coordinator, Future Football Club

“We have three different areas that we categorize it. We have the physical education part. We also have the life skill aspect and we have the skills and talent that they have to showcase. The techniques is the basic dribbling, passing, and of course you have the offensive, defensive techniques and one of the things we try to emphasize most of all is a systematic format because we know that development from this age is most predominant.”

 

Well-known football athletes are on hand to work with the organization as well as the Department of Youth Services to provide a wide range of skills, including nutrition and team work.

 

Edon “Yellow Man” Rowley

“This club is fortunate to have some of Belize’s best former football players; namely Vallan Sims, Sanjay Pitts and myself and we have some good instructors like Everal Dickson, Cordel Flores and so forth. We have the life skills aspect where we team up with the Department of Youth Services where they teach us about the nutrition aspect; we have conflict resolution, communication and team building aspect which goes together with what we are doing here.”

 

Nine-year-old Tishanna Pitts is one of the few girls who is partaking in the camp. She was slightly nervous, but shares her experience so far.

 

Tishanna Pitts

Tishanna Pitts, Participant

“I learn how to head the ball, trap it and pass the ball.”

 

Duane Moody

“You always loved football?”

 

Tishanna Pitts

“Yes sir.”

 

Meanwhile, fourteen-year-old Isani Napate has been playing football for four years.

 

Isani Napate

Isani Napate, Participant

“I used to play on a team, but I got old.”

 

Duane Moody

“What is it that you plan to take away from this?”

 

Isani Napate

“Mostly I am here to play with my friends, but learn the football at a higher level because there are great coaches. I am here to enjoy myself and have fun with my friends.”

 

Duane Moody

“Anything that you are learning that you neva know fi do?”

 

Isani Napate

“Well how to take shots from far and how to get your teammates involve.”

 

Duane Moody for News Five.

 

The camp culminates on July twenty-fourth.


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