Elite Player Development

CBF Academy players will be attending an international youth tournament in the UK in July 2014.

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.

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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"

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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.

 

Find out more about the CBF plans for this tournament; the range of fundraising being undertaken by our partners and friends; and the work of the Craig Bellamy Foundation in general

 

 

 

Notes to Editors

  1. You can read more about the Craig Bellamy Foundation at www.craigbellamyfoundation.org
  2. You can read more about the tournament at http://www.dalefarmmilkcup.com/
  3. See www.johnnymckinstry.com for a range of information - biography, press releases and photographs for press use
  4. To arrange an email or telephone interview, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Quotes: What the media say

  • The figures do not lie. The six matches on McKinstry’s watch have been World Cup or Cup of Nations qualifiers. They have lost one.

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    the guardian
  • McKinstry has experienced much more than the average coach his age. His career has gone from strength to strength, starting in Northern Ireland and England, then via America to West Africa eventually.

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    Damien Edgar Backpage Football
  • McKinstry made an impressive start, losing just one of his first six matches and leading Sierra Leone into the top 50 of Fifa's world rankings, above Northern Ireland, the Republic, Cameroon and Senegal.

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    Ben Smith BBC Sport
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