ESM FOOTBALL ACADEMY KIDS WILL GAIN FROM...
Aspiring footballers do not want to miss out on picking the brains of former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke during ESM Football Academy’s Free Open Day this Friday.
Yorke, 45, has been named the ambassador for the academy and GEMS Education, and brings plenty of experience to the role.
The former Trinidad and Tobago international enjoyed an illustrious career most notably with Manchester United, where he was part of the triumphant treble squad in 1999.
He passed on his experience during the first Free Open Day on Friday and will be doing so again this week alongside the coaching staff at the Jumeirah Baccalaureate School and GEMS World Academy in Dubai.
Yorke, who will be regularly offering all his playing and coaching experience to the kids, said: “As a member of the FIFA Development Committee, I am extremely passionate about helping young footballers achieve their immediate and long term goals. I can understand the challenges of playing football in a small country and really relate to their dreams of playing in the major football leagues around the world.
“Many young players and parents feel it’s not possible to have a future playing here in the UAE. I can tell you, coming from the Caribbean, anything is possible. To see what ESM Football Academy have been doing for the last 12 years in the UAE is very encouraging and it’s only going to get better. This is where it starts and we’ll be implementing the best options and methods for each player at the academy, to give them structure and the opportunity to have a bright future.”
Although ESM Football Academy’s new term has already begun, it’s still not too late to sign up with registration still open. As a multiple award-winning academy, ESM Football Academy, formerly known as E-Sports Football Club, has become one of the top institutions in the UAE, promoting youth football for more than 12 years.
There are three programmes to choose from with their Early Touches for three to six-year olds, while their ESM Football Academy is for seven to 14. For those aged between eight-16, can sign up for their Development Squad Programmes.
Sessions are held at GEMS World Academy, GEMS Wellington Academy, GEMS Metropole School and Jumeirah Baccalaureate School.
James Bowring, managing director at ESM Football Academy, added: “ESM Football will stick to its strong long-term vision of helping produce quality players in the UAE, and giving boys and girls the opportunities to consider a professional career in the ‘beautiful game’ post their studies.
“We all understand the importance of youth development of young players here in the UAE. Dwight Yorke will be a fantastic addition to our development programmes, offering an invaluable insight in to playing at the highest level.
“This experience and view point will benefit the talent we have here and help produce new generation of players.”
‘Smiling Assassin’: Dwight Yorke (r) at the ESM FA Awards Night.
Future stars: ESM Football Academy children in action.
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