Friday, June 25

56 budding footballers attend Under-12 clinic

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The young players and officials in a group photo with Lucas (12th from left) and Gloria (on his left).

SIBU: A total of 56 aspiring footballers took part in the 2nd series of the Sarawak Under-12 football clinic held at SMK Lanang over the weekend.

Former local football star Lucas Kallang led in conducting the clinic which was jointly organised by Sarawak Sports Council, Sarawak Sports Corporation, Education Department and Football Association of Sarawak (FAS).

Speaking to the press, Lucas said the aim of the clinic series is to identify raw football potential among the boys.

‘We have always been working hard to ensure the continuity of the supply of footballers to enhance the standard of the game in Sarawak,” he said.

The 2nd series covers the central zone areas including Sibu, Sarikei, Kapit, Salangau, Mukah and Kanowit.

The 1st series for southern zone, which was held in Kuching a week earlier, attracted over 100 participants.

The 3rd series for northern zone will be held in Miri from April 28-29.

Lucas said the clinic covered dribbling, attacking, heading, ball controlling and other playing techniques.

“We also have 10 qualified football coaches from Sibu, Julau and Mukah to conduct the two-day clinic.”

Among those attending the event was Sarawak Sports Council central zone co-ordinatorGloria James.