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Nigerian youth at soccer school

PUBLISHED: 14:48 10 September 2008 | UPDATED: 09:35 12 August 2010

NIGERIAN schoolchildren travelled to the borough to take part in a special football academy during the summer holidays. The three-day course, hosted by Arsenal Football Club and Grass Roots Soccer School, took place at Bromley High School in Blackbrook L

NIGERIAN schoolchildren travelled to the borough to take part in a special football academy during the summer holidays.

The three-day course, hosted by Arsenal Football Club and Grass Roots Soccer School, took place at Bromley High School in Blackbrook Lane, Bickley, from August 20 to 23.

Over 60 children attended the school, with 17 young footballers coming from Nigeria to play on the last day of the course.

Grass Roots office manager, Tim Rickson, said: "I am delighted to see that we are attracting different nationalities to our soccer schools. There is a lot that we can learn from players from other countries.

"The Nigerian children were very relaxed and casual and enjoyed their football in a friendly and positive manner."

Area manager, Andrew Brown, said: "All the children integrated and interacted well with each other. They showed a good ability and an eagerness to learn new skills."

A Saturday morning course, at the same venue is available for anyone aged five to 14 years old in Bromley from 10am to 11.30am starting on September 27 and running until November 29.

For information on soccer schools visit www.grassrootssoccerschools. com or to book a place, call 01474

874 937.

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