The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has given endorsement to the Valencia Football Club Next Generation Pro Baller Easter football camp which will run from March 28 to April 1 at Sabina Park.
At the media launch of the camp today, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Honourable Olivia Grange, MP said the Ministry considered the camp to be a tool for youth and sports development.
The camp will give several boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18 the opportunity to enhance their football skills.
Ambassador of Spain to Jamaica, His Excellency Jesus Silva (right), greets Chief Executive Officer, Taino Trade and Investment Limited, Mr. Victor Salazar-Chang (left), as the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, looks on. Occasion was a press launch of: ‘The Next Generation Pro Football Camp 2010’, held today (March 10), at Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston. The camp is scheduled from March 28 to April 1 at Sabina Park and is geared to assist soccer players, ages 12-18 and their coaches
Minister Grange commended the companies that are contributing to the camp, but appealed for more financial support to enable more youth from rural and inner-city communities to participate.
“[I’m] not twisting your arm, but if you can find a little more because the more you put in is the less that the team and of course Victor will have to find to ensure that the workshop is successful and, of course, he will be able to embrace some of the young people from the inner-city who can’t afford to pay the fees”, said Minister Grange.
Mr. Victor Salazar is head of the camp.