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West Ham to send football experts to India

May 04, 2011 01:19 IST

Experts from English Premier League (EPL) side West Ham United will soon be visiting the capital to conduct a 'Player Identification' camp and workshops for coaches and parents.

A couple of players from the camp will be invited to the club's international academy in England for 'Tryouts' – a process through which the selected ones will get a chance to break into the main team.

The visit, scheduled from May 15 to 22, is a part of the club's tie-up with Deeksha Sports Management (DSM).

"Player ID camp will be held all over the country followed by a national camp, and the selected ones will go for international Camp at West Ham," said Mike Kelleher, partnership development manager at West Ham's academy.

"India has great potential and coaches clinic will be organised to follow up the camp progress. Billy Lepine of West Ham United international academy will educate parents through a clinic about how you can take your child to next level," said Paul Gibbons, who will be heading the camp.

According to Hemanshu Chaturvedi, CMD DSM, the USP of the camp will be that 1-2 players will get a fully paid trip to West Ham and some more will get opportunities to visit the stadium, a 2012 Olympics venue.

During their stay in the city, the experts will conduct camps in a couple of schools, followed by clinics for coaches and parents.

Students from 40 schools have already registered for the camp.

Those who attend the camp will be awarded with a certificate, T- Shirt and a DVD of the entire experience.

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