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VETERAN Trinidad and Tobago footballer Jason Scotland shared his football knowledge, and passed on a few tips, as the Digicel La Foucade Soccer Clinic staged its tournament and family day at the St Joseph’s Convent Ground, Federation Park, Port-of-Spain, on June 18.

The 33-year-old striker, who plays for Ipswich in the English Championship, is an endorsee of the communications firm Digicel, and he gave the aspiring footballers a motivational talk about football and his experiences, both in England and at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

Dion La Foucade was the organiser of the clinic, and he said, “the clinic is made up of children from all walks of life. We chose some of the more disciplined and skilful children from the likes of St Michael’s School for Boys in Diego Martin and St Dominic’s Home in Belmont, as they too deserve an opportunity.”

He continued, “Digicel is doing a great job in terms of their sponsorship, we need funding for programmes like this one. It is fantastic that Digicel has committed to the youth of the nation.”

Sports Minister Anil Roberts, who also spoke at the event, urged the youngsters to “practice and have fun” and thanked the parents for their support.

Focussing on Digicel’s input, Roberts stated, “when a company puts money into something like this we must thank them.”