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First Citizens Sharks Helping All Citizens
« on: November 02, 2014, 07:44:29 PM »
In the same week that Central F.C. retained the First Citizen’s Cup when they battled to a 1-0 victory over North East Stars, the California based club announced their latest ground breaking event. 

Central F.C., in conjunction with Special Olympics TT will be hosting a Unified Football Training Course from 7th- 9th November at UWI (SPEC). The course is designed to introduce football coaches to the more specialised field of coaching special needs athletes.

“We always wanted Central F.C. to be a totally inclusive club and we felt that differently-abled athletes were not given enough support. “ said Central F.C. Managing Director, Brent Sancho. “Some of the programmes that we would like to arrange will require specialised coaching and we discovered that there just isn’t enough of these coaches in T&T” 

The course, which is a international Special Olympic mandate, will be part classroom theory and part training field practical coaching. The course is geared towards fostering an atmosphere of inclusion, rather than condescendingly treating the athletes as being “limited” or “special”.   “While we accept as a club that perhaps these footballers may never represent our senior team, maybe one day we can take a unified team overseas to play some matches. And, of course, everyone can be a Sharks supporter!” added Sancho  Sancho said that the original plan was to bring over a specialised coaching team from an English Premier League club. But one of the conditions of the visit was the provision of coaches versed in this specialised field.   

”When we realised that there was a shortage of specialised coaches, we could have simply given up. But that’s not the Central F.C. way. We saw a need and decided to rectify it.” said the former Soca Warrior. 

There are a limited number of places available and anyone interested in joining the course, which is free, can contact the Central FC Differently-Abled Inclusion Manager, Amiel Mohammed at marketing.centralfc@gmail.com. 

Meanwhile, Sancho said that Central F.C. do not intend to rest now that they have secured the season’s first major title. “Every game is a cup final for us” said Sancho “We have an important game against Police this week. We’ve played 5 games in 15 days and the intensity doesn’t help injury recovery. However, that’s the price of success and with venues being a constant source of difficulty, we have to rely on a strong squad to see us through.” 

But, with one trophy in the cabinet and the club sitting on top of the Pro League, The Sharks seem to be hungrier than ever.
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Re: First Citizens Sharks Helping All Citizens
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2014, 10:16:30 PM »
What!!!!

Central F.C. a shining star? I can dig it.........
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2014, 10:17:57 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 11:09:44 PM »
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Jan-Michael and Leston meet a few of the SOTT Differently-Abled players.

Come out to the INCLUSION CUP on Sunday 9th November 2014 at UWI Admin. Field from 9 am - 12 pm. This will be the First Unified Football Tournament ever held in T&T. 

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Re: First Citizens Sharks Helping All Citizens
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2014, 02:48:46 PM »
Central FC and Special Olympics unite for football
Tuesday 4 November 2014 (ttproleague)


Recently crowned 2014 First Citizens Cup champions Central FC, in conjunction with the Special Olympics of Trinidad and Tobago, are inviting interested persons to register for a free three-day Unified Football Training Course.

The course, designed to introduce football coaches to specialised coaching for special needs athletes (intellectual disabilities), will run from November 7 - 9 at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC).

Interested persons should contact Central FC by emailing to marketing.centralfc@gmail.com for further information and to enroll for the Unified Football Training Course.

Central FC managing director Brent Sancho said the original plan was to bring in a specialised coaching team from an English Premier League club, but one of the conditions of the visit was the provision of coaches knowledgable in the specialised field.

"We always wanted Central FC to be a totally inclusive club and we felt that the differently abled athletes were not given enough support," explained Sancho.

"Some of the programmes that we would like to arrange will require specialised coaching and we discovered that there just isn't enough of these coaches in T&T.

"When we realised that there was a shortage of specialised coaches, we could have simply given up. But that's not the Central FC way. We saw the need and decided to rectify it."

The course, which is also an international Special Olympics mandate geared towards fostering an atmosphere of inclusion rather than treating the athletes as being “limited” or “special”, will entail theory and practical sessions.

“While we accept as a club that perhaps these footballers may never represent our senior team, maybe one day we can take a unified team overseas to play some matches. And, of course, everyone can be a Sharks supporter," concluded Sancho.

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Re: First Citizens Sharks Helping All Citizens
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2014, 02:51:17 PM »
Good job.
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