Asian Star moves to Stamford Bridge
Our Asian Star initiative will make its Stamford Bridge debut this June as the ground-breaking event returns for a ninth successive year.
Having been held at our Cobham training base for each of the past eight seasons, the event, which is designed to give a much-needed boost to Asian participation at all levels of the game, will this year take place at Stamford Bridge on Saturday 3 June.
The initiative, the first of its kind undertaken by a professional football club, is open to players aged 9 to 12 with applications now open.
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It is fun, engaging and free, and players who excel on the day will be offered a year-long placement at one of our Foundation Development Centres.
Victor Moses lent his support to the initiative, he said: ‘It is great to see Asian Star will take place at Stamford Bridge this year.
‘For these young players it will be a day they never forget and I wish them all the best.
‘Football is for everyone, and equality is an important part of not just football but day-to-day life and that is why it is fantastic to see an event like Asian Star continuing to take place.’
Asian Star was launched in 2009 and has grown in size ever since, attracting almost 400 young players and their parents to our Cobham training ground last year, where they competed in a series of matches and tests to examine speed, skill and ability. The winners in each age group were all invited to join the Chelsea Foundation’s Football Development Centres.
Chelsea will also be inviting managers, coaches and scouts from clubs at all levels of the game to identify talented youngsters and we will work closely with the Football Association and London FA on the day, with workshops and useful information available to parents.
Asian Star returns on Saturday 3 June, with applications for players aged 9 to 12 now open, for more information click to visit Asian Star.
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