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After a week of hard work on the training pitch the eight youngsters who were visiting Sunderland as part of the Digicel Kickstart Clinics had some downtime with Black Cats striker Kenwyne Jones.

The T&T star met up with the budding stars at a local restaurant with SAFC's international business development director Chris Woerts, to find out how they had enjoyed their time on Wearside.

The players were all excited to see Jones and took the opportunity to talk at length with him. Having asked him lots of questions, the boys also received sound advice from him on what it takes to become a professional player.

Jones said: "I had a good time with these young guys. I was able to share my experiences in coming out here with them - and talk them through the things you have to do in order to get to this level - and what you have to do to stay up there!"

Kenwyne, who started representing Trinidad and Tobago at the national level from the Under-15 level, gave his backing to the Digicel camp and said that he is hoping that the eight players make the very best of the opportunity they have been given.

Chris Woerts added: "Kenwyne is an ideal role model not only for the eight players - but for all people across the Caribbean.

"He was able to share valuable experiences with the boys. They certainly learned from him what it takes to be a professional player. It sounds easy but the reality is you have to do a lot of work and put in real effort.

"I would like to commend Digicel on its vision in staging these Clinics and in giving young players the opportunity to fulfil their dreams."