Central partners with Football Factory

Central partners with Football FactoryCentral FC has partnered with Port of Spain coaching school, Football Factory, which will be launched with an Easter Camp at the Presentation College, Chaguanas commencing on Tuesday 2 April.

“One of our key aims as a community club is to offer a top quality coaching school located in the Central region,” said Central FC Managing Director, Brent Sancho in a press release this week.

“Aside from offering a chance for youngsters to have fun in a safe, supervised environment, it also is the first step for talented footballers on the path to professional football.”

Sancho said that talented players will be brought into the Sharks youth team structure, adding, “It’s a progression through the youth teams to our reserves and finally to the first team.

“But for children, football should initially be about having fun, so the coaching school, while developing skills, will also encourage those with less ability to enjoy the game.”

Football Factory, founded by Central FC Head Coach Terry Fenwick in Port of Spain, has been described as a professional, well organised coaching school, and is looking to expand the brand across the country.

Fenwick a multiple time Pro League Championship winning coach with San Juan Jabloteh and former England international, said, “Once we began to work on a coaching school for Central FC, it was natural to use the same structural organisation as the Football Factory.

“It then became obvious that the best way to deliver the same quality of coaching that is delivered in Port of Spain was to combine the Football Factory and Central FC brands.”

Fenwick thanked sponsors Burger King, Gatorade and Port Lisas based construction company, S.I.S. for fully supporting the policy of investing in young people to help enhance the community.

He said the coaching school will also help identify players for the future for Central FC and that the club has already uncovered some very talented schoolboys and expect to see several youngsters visit clubs in the United Kingdom over the next few months.

“We’re very excited about the development of Central FC as it approaches its first anniversary,” said Sancho. “It’s been a tough year and we had to learn fast, but we’re happy with our progress. Of course, we’ve made mistakes, but we know that teams don’t take us for granted. We have two cup competitions remaining and we feel we have a great chance of winning a trophy in our inaugural season.”

Meantime registration for the Easter Camp will commence on Tuesday 2nd April at 8:30 am. The camp will run from 9am-2pm daily from Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 April and recommences on Monday 8 and runs through to Friday 12 April. Cost is $20 per day with a special offer package of $150 for 9 days, plus 2 free tickets for Central FC vs Caledonia AIA and 2 free sessions at the Central FC Football Factory which will become a weekly coaching school.

The camp is open to kids from age 6 and upwards. For more information on Central FC Football Factory, contact Marclene at 679-5060 or visit the Central F.C. facebook page.