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Invest in the kids for success – Fowler

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) “You can’t go to top level and fix it straight away. Football starts with kids. When you have good cultures and people who can teach the kids in the right way and get them to learn the basics of football, then that’s where you start,” Fowler said.He added; “Personally for me I learnt football from a very young age and sometimes you have to get the right people to help you through it. I was fortunate to have Ian Rush with me teaching me how to run, how to position myself and how to score.”Fowler was speaking on Friday morning on the second day of his visit to Kenya where he held a soccer clinic with kids from the Musa Otieno foundation.Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler with former Harambee Stars captain Musa Otieno during a football clinic organized by Barclays at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi, Kenya on November 23, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It is such a great thing to be here and to see these kids. It is all about them today. I am happy to see what the people responsible here are doing with the youths and me coming here basically is help impart that knowledge especially to the coaches because these are the people who will be responsible for shaping the future,” Fowler noted.Present during the clinic at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Jericho was Football Kenya Federation chief Nick Mwendwa and Barclays Kenya boss Jeremy Awori.Mwendwa echoed Fowler’s comments, noting that the federation has put in measures to ensure the youth teams are active, picking up recent success by the Under-23 team which has progressed to the second round of qualification for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.“We have teams from Under-15 who are active and playing. Apart from that, we have invested in training of coaches countrywide to ensure this knowledge imparted on the young players is good knowledge,” Mwendwa noted.Meanwhile, Barclays boss Awori has hinted that talks are on with the Federation to explore avenues of partnering with view of sponsorship.Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler enjoys a game with players from the Musa Otieno foundation as Barclays Bank MD Jeremy Awori watches on during a football clinic organized by Barclays at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi, Kenya on November 23, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We are always looking for areas to support more and we have been talking with Nick on what are the opportunities. Personally I am passionate about youth and encouraging the next crop of players to come up,”“With Barclays shifting to Absa which has a strong history of supporting rugby as well, we will come with that passion and I will be pushing from my side to see what we can do,” noted Awori.Rush will on Saturday take part in an activation by sponsors Barclays Bank at the Two Rivers Mall and will be live on Capital FM’s sports show Saturday Music and Sports.On Sunday, he will be at the 24th edition of the Koroga Festival for his final social event of the visit. 0Shares0000Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler enjoys a kick-about with youngsters from the Musa Otieno foundation during a football clinic organized by Barclays at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi, Kenya on November 23, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has insisted that the only way Kenyan and African football in general can scale the heights is if more insistence is put on developing the young kids from a tender age.Fowler who rose to become the sixth-all time top scorer of the English Premier League says that picking lessons from his growth at Merseyside, football players can only be made to live to their full potential if they are nurtured early.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS EARN EXCELLENT LEAGUE VICTORY OVER AODH RUADH

first_imgUrris GAA NotesSENIORS & RESERVES: It was league action for both teams at home to Aodh Ruadh on Saturday night and both achieved excellent wins.Full time reserves Urris 0-7 v Aodh Rua 0-6. Full time in senior match Urris 0-10 Aodh 0-08. The Seniors play Burt on Wednesday night in Burt in the league, game kicks off at 6.30pm.MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday Sept 4th: No jackpot winner, numbers drawn 2, 3, 13 & 20. €15 winners: Annie Duffy, Urris, Margaret Mc Cauley, Moville, Vera Walker, Tullagh, Kathleen & Elisha C/o Bingo and Sorcha & Nathan Doherty, Culdaff.Next week jackpot is €700. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support this weekly draw.DONEGAL TRAINING FUND DRAW: The club is now selling tickets to support the Donegal GAA teams training fund, tickets are €5 or three for €10. 1st prize-€1,000, 2nd prize-€500, 3rd prize-€250, 4th prize-€250 and 5th prize-two All Ireland Football Final tickets. Tickets can be purchased from John Friel or any committee member.DATE FOR THE DIARY: Official opening of the new clubhouse on Sunday September 28th, more details to follow soon.U13’S: The team make the long journey to play Downings on Wednesday night. Good luck to the lads and all involved with the team.CLUB MERCHANDISE: Great selection of Club merchandise which can now be ordered , please contact Nichola Donaghey on 0866030736 if interested. Check our Facebook page to view the club gear.Items displayed are for children but adult sizes can also be purchased (check with Nichola for prices). Watch out for more items of club merchandise in the coming weeks.CLUB BINGO: Bingo continues every Thursday night at 9pm in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany.Facebook-Find us on CLG Iorras/Urris GAA and keep up to date on all club news and fixtures.Any items of news for the club notes should be forwarded to Rose on 0877770639 or email rosiekelly28@eircom.net no later than 9pm on Sunday night. GAA NEWS: URRIS EARN EXCELLENT LEAGUE VICTORY OVER AODH RUADH was last modified: September 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more