Coach McKinstry and the Craig Bellamy Foundation will be sending the CBF academy players to play in an international tournament hosted in the UK in July 2014.
The NI Milk Cup will allow the CBF Academy player to play against some of the best young players in the world.
Over 65 countries have been represented in 32 years of the event. In the 2002 FIFA World Cup there were 30 players who had played in the Milk Cup as youth players. Future stars who have played in the competition include David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney, and a range of others.
Coach McKinstry commented: "Facilitating our boys to play against some of the best young players in the world is not only an important part of their own development as elite players, but is important in the development of the CBF academy and elite player development in Sierra Leone as a whole."
"For most of our boys this will be their first trip outside Africa and an amazing chance to represent their country in one of the world's most exciting youth football tournaments"
The CBF Academy, their partners, staff and volunteers are currently involved in a range of fundraising activities in support of their attendence at the tournament.
Notes to Editors
- You can read more about the Craig Bellamy Foundation at www.craigbellamyfoundation.org
- You can read more about the tournament at http://www.dalefarmmilkcup.com/
- See www.johnnymckinstry.com for a range of information - biography, press releases and photographs for press use