Chelsea excited to help develop PH football

Posted at 05/17/2012 12:35 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The high-profile English football club Chelsea is aiming to play a big role in the continued growth and development of football in the Philippines with the formal opening of the Chelsea FC Soccer School.

Chelsea partnered with Philippine Azkals mainstays Phil and James Younghusband to set up the soccer school, which opened to children of all ages and skill levels back in April.

In the formal opening last Tuesday at the Mall of Asia, dozens of children participated in the circuit set up by the Younghusband brothers, which challenged the young players to test their different football skills.

The children have been training in Las Piñas since April under the supervision of The Younghusband Football Academy.

Phil and James Younghusband both graduated from the Chelsea football academy in England and suited up for the side’s youth team. Mornings @ ANC, May 17, 2012.

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