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April 01, 2020

Tottenham Hotspur coaches teach football tactics to children in Yangon

Three Tottenham Hotspur coaches (front) teaching basic football skills to children in Yangon yesterday.  Photo: Kyaw Zeya
Three Tottenham Hotspur coaches (front) teaching basic football skills to children in Yangon yesterday.  Photo: Kyaw Zeya

Three Tottenham Hotspur coaches held a day-long training session on football skills and tactics for 240 children at a free camp organized by the AIA yesterday in Yangon.
This was the second training camp held in Yangon. The first such training camp was organized in September, 2019.
The AIA said it invited the coaches from the English Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur, to Myanmar for teaching world-level football skills to children.
The day-long program focused on youths aged between 7 and 14.
Children were given football instructions by three coaches — Mr Anton Blackwood, Ms Shannon Moloney, and Mr Shaun Harris — with the support of coaches from the Yangon United Football Club.
Speaking about the event, CEO of AIA Myanmar Mr Nhon Luc Ly said: “AIA GOAL! fully embodies the spirit of AIA: fun, active, passionate, and healthy. We aim to help the youth fulfill their aspirations in a happy and safe environment under world-class supervision. Our coaches, Ms Moloney and Mr Harris, come devoted and ready to help unlock Myanmar’s next superstar footballers.”
Mr Anton Blackwood, a former Tottenham Hotspur player who holds a UEFA ‘B’ coaching license said: “It’s fantastic to be back in Myanmar as part of AIA GOAL!”
“To get the chance to help an enthusiastic group of children make the most of their skills is always fantastic and is an absolute blessing. Myanmar’s youth have a lot of potential to succeed, and its thrilling to be part of this effort in helping them reach their fullest potential,” Mr Blackwood added.
Beside the training sessions, the AIA camp also featured onsite health and wellness checkups, where participating children and their families got free consultations.—Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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