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Young Footballers Selected for Ultimate Football Experience

3-25-17-footballchallenge3Caribbean footballers between the ages of 13 and 16 are competing for the opportunity to earn a trip to see Manchester United play.

From March to May, Telecommunications company Flow and Manchester United are hosting The Ultimate Football Experience, a skills-based competition, supported by the Caribbean Football Union across the region.

Edlina O'Garro was the lone female footballer trying out in the skills competition.
Edlina O’Garro was the lone female footballer trying out in the skills competition.

The programme seeks to give youngsters, the chance-of-a-lifetime to participate in a talent development football camp; and earn a trip to Old Trafford, Manchester to see Man Utd later this year.
Teen boys and one young woman, Eldina O’Garro competed on Saturday at the Blakes Football Field for their chance to compete in the Trinidad finals this summer. In a series of challenges that tested their dribbling, short passing and control, the top scorers were Ahijah Daley and Taeshawn Greensword.

3-25-17-footballchallengeBoth boys said they were very excited to have won.

The boys along with their respective coach, will advance to a two-day skills session in Trinidad and Tobago to experience one-on-one training with CFU and Manchester United Soccer School Coaches. There, they will participate in a series of drills designed by the coaches and compete for the chance for two finalists and their coach to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to witness Manchester United’s final Premier League game of the season against Crystal Palace. This VIP experience will also include a visit to the Manchester United Museum and Tour, taking in the history of the club followed by a tour of the iconic stadium.

The local competition was coordinated by the Montserrat Football Association.