Buckswood coaches set for partnership with Cheza Sports Academy
The England based Buckswood school coaches paid a visit to Cheza Sports Academy on Sunday in an exercise that involved mapping out a partnership with the South B located academy in Kenya's capital,Nairobi.
The event was led by the school head of football Trevor Bumstead who holds both his UEFA A licence and Advanced Youth Award with coaching experience of 5 years as the Arsenal FC Academy U16 head coach and 10 years as the Lead Youth Development Phase coach at West Ham United.
"Our guest on Sunday was from Buckswood School in England; a boarding school for 11 - 18 year olds and has an elite football program; the coach is widely networked and through the school have produced a number of football professionals; he has had experience coaching West Ham and Arsenal U16s working with a number of players as Nketia, Rice, Saka; once back in the UK they will organize a Webinar with parents and players; also an opening for girls" Cheza Sports Academy part of the statement read.
Cheza Sports Academy is a youth soccer school in Nairobi, nurturing Soccer talents and equipping life skills to youths aged 4- 23 from both genders.
According to the founder and Director of the Academy Collins Olimba,they are committed to discover, nurture, develop and grow talent in youth soccer programs besides supporting scholarships for talented soccer players from less fortunate backgrounds
Driven by passion and ambition, Olimba has managed to transform a community through a football academy nurturing talent and offering hope to hundreds of kids in a section of Nairobi’s Southern estates.
"Although the positives arising from the Cheza Sports project far outweigh the negatives, we are determined to overcome the challenges. There is no sponsorship and we depend on donations. I pray that well-wishers get attracted to our project and help us groom these young kids.The education expanded my hunger and knowledge of the game and I'll keep impacting positively to the society through football” he remarked
The football Academy is a development centre which was originally introduced in 2011 to provide high quality coaching and support for ambitious young players who want to combine their football and education.
Buckswood on the other hand plays at the highest level of English school football, competing both at county, national and international level entering competitions including ISFA, ESFA & County Cups.
The Academy has teams in the following age groups: Under 13, Under 14, Under 15, Under 16, Under 18 and Under 19