QNET and Manchester City Football Club delivered a world-class football coaching clinic for underprivileged youth in Indonesia. The coaching clinic was hosted for young talents from Jakarta Rusun Festival (JRF) with three coaches sent directly from City Football Schools in Manchester. In this coaching clinic, the children of ‘rusun’ (community flats) were shown how to play like a ‘City’ player. The coaches from City Football Schools trained the youth on various football techniques and drills.
Having recently extended our partnership for another three years, QNET hopes to take its partnership with Manchester City Football Club to the next level by hosting many such coaching clinics globally, among many other projects in the pipeline. The coaching clinic was dedicated to motivate and inspire children and young football players by giving them comprehensive training in a fun and relaxed environment. The clinic was made special by flying in professional City Football Schools coaches from Manchester to train the children.
“This coaching clinic was an excellent opportunity for QNET to positively contribute to Indonesia where our market has been expanding rapidly. QNET wants every child present at the clinic to be able to use the lessons they learned, especially about teamwork, and living a healthy and active life. This coaching clinic could ignite their passion to be a professional football player, and provide them with the foundation to pursue their dreams of one day playing for the Indonesian National Team,” said QNET CEO Trevor Kuna.
97 children from the Jakarta Rusun Festival, an event well-known for children of ‘rusun’ participated at the coaching clinic which was held at Pertamina football field Simprug in Jakarta. It was a very valuable moment for all of them having this opportunity. “It’s like a dream come true for me, meeting coaches from a world-renowned Premier League football team, and being personally trained by them,” said Mohammad Robi, 16. One of the participants. While Agus Putra Mandiri, 18; commented, “I’ll never forget this precious experience and I will ensure I make use of every skill that I learnt from this session.”
“As a young football player, I think there’s nothing more exciting than getting tips and advice on football from the trainers who were part of the team that won the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League. It’s wonderful to see how inspired they were during training and to witness their passion for the sport,” added Trevor Kuna.
Meanwhile, Technical Director of Coaching, City Football Schools, Andy Smith, stated that they are enthusiastic and proud to teach the ‘rusun’ children. “We witnessed the impressive football talents of Indonesian children, their high spirit, and their fondness of the Premier League – especially Manchester City. For three hours, we delivered football training in the ‘City’ style which included passing, dribbling, heading, and running. But we didn’t limit our tips to just the technical aspects, we also shared tips on how to improve team work as well as how to maintain their psychological state and morale during the game,” he explained.
QNET and Manchester City representatives also had the opportunity to meet with Djarot Syaeful Hidayat, the Governor of DKI Jakarta, at the City Hall. Djarot stated that the Manchester City coaching clinic will help improve ‘rusun’ children’s football skills and morale. Eventually, these would empower them to make their dream of playing for Persija or other teams, or even the national team, come true.