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Mauricio's special coaching session for kids in Hong Kong

Posted on 26 May 2017  - 06:45

Mauricio Pochettino, his coaching staff, Vincent Janssen and Kieran Trippier joined our Global Coaching team for a special session for under-privileged children in Hong Kong on Friday.

Mauricio, Jesus, Global coach Danny Hart and some of the youngster at Wah Yan College Kieran keeps a close eye on a two-on-two sessionVincent at Wah Yan CollegeVincent gives a pep talk before a penalty shoot-outIt looks like Vincent's chat worked!Toni Jimenez, Jesus, Mauricio and Miguel at the signings

Forty-eight boys and girls between the age of 12-18 got together for the session at Wah Yan College in Kowloon, part of AIA's 'wecan' charity project.

Mauricio, Jesus Perez, Miguel D'Agostino, Toni Jimenez, Kieran and Vincent coached the youngsters alongside Global Coaching Manager Andy Rogers and coaches Anton Blackwood, Danny Hart and Danny Mitchell.

The session saw Vincent put on a shooting clinic and then stage a penalty shoot-out with Miguel, Kieran overlooked one-on-one and then two-on-two sessions, goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez kept a close eye on a couple of promising goalkeepers in the group while Mauricio and Jesus floated between them all, giving advice, encouragement and joining in.

Below: Mauricio, coaches, Kieran and Vincent join our Global team and the kids at Wah Yan College

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Everyone signed autographs at the end of the session before a big group photograph.

"We've had a fantastic week in Hong Kong and this was a special session for everyone," said Andy, whose Global team have put on a minumum two sessions a day all week. "These youngsters come from under-privileged backgrounds and they won't have experienced anything like this before.

"They've been incredible, they all worked hard and then to have Mauricio and his coaching staff at the event, plus Kieran and Vincent, that has truly made their day."