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Offline Trini _2026

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Leston looks ahead to Sunderland training trip.
« on: February 29, 2008, 03:06:44 PM »
Leston looks ahead to Sunderland training trip.
By: Shaun Fuentes (TTFF).


Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Leston Paul is seeing the opportunity to train at the Sunderland Academy of Light next month as a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Of course, being the captain of the T&T Under 17 team that went to the FIFA Under 17 World Championship, one would think that more opportunities would come the way of someone like Paul but because of the circumstances surrounding the Sunderland visit, Paul is a little more excited.

The Digicel Kickstart clinic which was overseen by former England international John Barnes preceded the selection of Paul and seven other Caribbean youth players for the trip to Sunderland.

Since the Championship in Korea, interest has been expressed in some of the players with US Scholarship offers coming the way of Sean De Silva, Chike Sullivan, Stephen Knox among others. But to spend a week at Sunderland with the possibility of securing a longer stay must come as a major attraction for Paul.

“It obviously is a big opportunity because this doesn’t come along much for people in this region as you might think. Yes there will be scouts around and from time to time a player might get a chance to go on a trial. But this clinic gave us an opportunity to work with a coach in Mr (John) Barnes and eight players won the chance to go on this training stint.

I think for any player going to a Premiership club, it will be a big opportunity because you never know what could happen. And every bit of the time will be an experience for us which we could use to benefit our development for the future,” Paul said.

See more of Leston’s interview in this video.
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Re: Leston looks ahead to Sunderland training trip.
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 04:32:40 PM »
wish de yute bessa luck hope he cud get something out dey
all dat is necessary is necessary

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Re: Leston looks ahead to Sunderland training trip.
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 07:46:27 PM »
Good stuff...good post as well.

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Re: Leston looks ahead to Sunderland training trip.
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 08:39:39 PM »
All d best yute
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Re: Leston looks ahead to Sunderland training trip.
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 09:33:15 PM »
Leston go do ur thing  :beermug:

 

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