JAKARTA (16 Feb 2012) – The Liverpool FC International Football Academy & Football School (LFCIFA) have teamed up with Indonesian agricultural firm PT Agspec to bring football to rural kids in West Java farming communities.
The four month long competition and coaching clinic will kick-off later this month with participating teams from West Java’s regencies of Garut, Bandung, Subang, Kerawang, Indramayu and Brebes.
Other than providing coaching and community programs, the LFCIFA coaches will also be on the lookout to find the best 8-10 year-old talents. The prize for the most oustanding player will include scholarship coaching invitations to the LFCIFA regular programs in Jakarta.
“Liverpool FC have a great tradition of working with communities in projects that are specifically targeted and relevant. So much opportunity for kids is Jakarta-centric and we are pleased to take the next step in our mission to make the Liverpool Way available to kids throughout Indonesia,” LFCIFAss commissioner Chris Wren said in a statement to The Jakarta Post.
“The passion for football is shared by both city and rural kids alike,” said Agspec director Roger Pinder. “Liverpool FC have one of the greatest traditions and histories in the world and to give rural kids this opportunity in communities where Agspecs conducts business is a great privilege.”