Success in Thailand for ASPIRE Football Dreams
- More Than 15,000 Young Hopefuls Narrowed Down to Three Lucky Boys
Over the past three weeks
Football Dreams is a unique scouting project, aimed at identifying the
future talent of world football. Launched in 2007, the ASPIRE Football Dreams
project has tested over 715,000 young footballers from
The trial in
Chankaew Chanachon (
ASPIRE Football Dreams Background Information:
The project relies on a team of dedicated coaches and experienced talent scouts. Football Dreams provides hundreds of thousands of 13-year-old children with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills with the hope of one day becoming professional football players with brilliant futures.
Commenting on Football Dreams,
Q: How does it work throughout the World?
A: The 2009 ASPIRE Football Dreams schedule includes 15 countries across
Country Date Country Date Senegal 02.05-21.05 Rwanda 01.08-20.08 Cameroun 23.05-11.06 Ghana 29.08-19.09 Ivory Coast 13.06-02.07 Nigeria 26.09-15.10 Vietnam 04.07-23.07 Mali 17.10-05.11 Thailand 04.07-23.07 Guatemala 07.11-26.11 Kenya 01.08-20.08 Costa Rica 07.11-26.11 Tanzania 01.08-20.08 Paraguay 28.11-17.12 Uganda 01.08-20.08
Q: What is the overall objective of the programme?
A: In short, the objectives are talent identification and development. ASPIRE Academy for Sports Excellence is built on the principle of recognising and developing potential sports talent through a programme which provides the best coaches and facilities to enable sporting, social and educational progression.
Q: How does the Football Dreams initiative fit into the bigger ASPIRE picture?
A: ASPIRE is a unique institution which provides the best sporting environment for the development of young talent while also promoting the benefits of a sports culture for the health of the country. ASPIRE is one of the best, if not the best, sports academy in the world, attracting the highest qualified coaches, teachers and medical staff to work in outstanding facilities for the benefit of helping develop a new generation of healthy, talented people.
As well as working with the best student athletes, ASPIRE also aims to
improve the general health of the people of
General Notes to Editors:
Created in 2004, the ASPIRE Academy for Sports Excellence in
The Academy is distinguished by a philosophy which aims to develop the student as a whole, providing them with full academic, social and sporting development.
Unrivalled facilities, housed in and around the world's largest purpose built indoor sports dome, ensure the Academy's reputation as one of the foremost sporting and educational institutions in the entire international community, enticing an ever-increasing number of visitors and users, from sporting legends to global political leaders.
Every aspect of the development of elite athletes is catered for by one indoor and seven outdoor football pitches, athletics tracks, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, diving pool, combat arenas, gymnastics arena, specially designed fitness weight rooms, lecture halls, dormitories to accommodate what will eventually become 1,000 students, a medical centre and many more facilities.
The ASPIRE ACTIVE initiative is a community engagement program spread across the country, ensuring that thousands of the nation's residents have accessible and advanced health and fitness activities as routine aspects of their lives. Each social group is catered for by tailor-made classes and programs.
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