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Manchester City Seychelles Soccer School 2013 kicks off

Manchester City Seychelles Soccer School 2013 kicks off ( Air Seychelles and the Seychelles Football Federation (SFF) today opened the first ever Manchester City Seychelles Soccer School 2013 with a clinic for school children led by Patrick Vieira the legendary player and professional City Coaches at Unity Stadium in Victoria.

Eighty children, aged seven to nine years old, attended the first clinic of six to take place over the next three days.

Parents and spectators looked on from the sidelines as the young children took tips from the coaches who work with the MCFC Premier League Champion team.

The City Youth Coaches leading today’s clinic included Mark Burton, Stephen Everall, Lee Kelly, and Daniel Landstrom.

Cramer Ball, Air Seychelles Chief Executive Officer, said: “This has been an exciting day, and I have been hugely impressed by the children’s enthusiasm in the clinics. We are proud to see how many parents and spectators came to the Unity stadium to support the clinics and cheer on the children, a clear indication of the importance of football in Seychelles.”

Elvis Chetty, Seychelles Football Federation Chairman, said: “Watching the kids go through their routine on the field is a joy. They are, after all, the future Seychelles National team. I must thank the MCFC coaches for their time and effort. SFF will continue to invest in the country's youth.”

Patrick Vieira, the legendary player and MCFC Football Development Executive said: “I am absolutely happy to be here in Seychelles, and it was an honor for me to join in these first two clinics today. Seeing the excitement on the faces of the young Seychellois boys and girls brought me back to memories of my childhood when I first discovered football. I hope that I have made a difference in the lives of those kids today. It was a fantastic day, and I am looking forward to the other clinics.”

Manchester City Seychelles Soccer School 2013 is hosted by Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways .

PHOTO: Patrick Vieira in action / Photo from Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture


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