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Football Development in Thailand

Posted on 18 May 2012  - 07:26

Our Football Development Team recently returned from a three-day coaching programme in Thailand in partnership with Yamaha.

Football Development in Thailand

Mark Jones, Andy Rogers, James Adcock and Paul Griffiths carried out sessions for 24 teams from all over Thailand.

After the three-day training camp, all the sides will be put into a tournament with the winning side representing Thailand in the prestigious ASEAN U13 Cup.

Mark Jones Head of Football Development, will return on July 7 to put the winning side through their paces before the beginning of the tournament. This year’s teams will include Thailand, Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Mark said: "It is fantastic to be involved in the tournament again this year. Last year was our first involvement and we were lucky enough to win the Cup, this was the first year Thailand had ever won the tournament and we hope we can carry out a similar story again this year."

Andy Rogers, International Development Officer, added: "The boys from the teams we coached were technically very good and of a very high standard, they coped extremely well with our academy philosophy training and were a privilege to coach."

The ASEAN U13 Tournament will be held on the July 14-15 and this year’s hosts are Malaysia.