English soccer club to hold coaching camp
English soccer club West Ham United will host a coaching camp and two-day talent identification program in partnership with Southern and Ettalong United Football Club on Wednesday, July 12 and 13.
On hand at the camp will be two West Ham coaches as well as Oceania Ambassador and former player, George Cowie.
Southern and Ettalong United Football Club vice-president Mr Glen Balneaves said exposure to the best coaching minds in the English Premier League was invaluable for young players.
This is a fantastic opportunity for players to hone their budding football skills under the gaze of some of the best, Mr Balneaves said.
The camp will be open to boys and girls aged seven to 17 and will consist of coaching methods and drills from the West Ham United Academy.
Players who excel will have the opportunity to participate in the 2017 West Ham United Oceania National Residential Camp on the Gold Coast in Queensland in September.
Players excelling at the national camp will be invited to London for a West Ham United experience or a West Ham United development tour in 2018.
Mr Balneaves said, in 2013, his son and another Central Coast player were invited to train with West Ham in the UK.
"It was one of the best experiences he had," he said.
Media release, 21 Jun 2017
Interview, 21 Jun 2017
Glen Balneaves, Southern and Ettalong United Football Club
Reporter: Tynan King
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