In furtherance to the school’s commitment to the development of young African children, Greensprings School has introduced the Sponsor-A-Star project to encourage corporate organisations sponsor children with potentials to excel in the game of football.
Thus at the end of 5 days Greensprings/Kanu football camp, awards will be issued to the participants based on their performance at the camp. The grand prize of educational scholarship into Greensprings School will go to the most promising player in the camp.
Among other benefits, the Union Bank will support enable five football loving children from underserved communities, to experience world class football training and compete for the ultimate prize of an educational scholarship to study at Greensprings School.
You will recall that since the inception of the football camp, nine students from underserved communities have been awarded educational scholarships into Greensprings School. Some of these students have progressed into the Under-15 National Team of Nigeria, while some others have had the opportunity to play in European football clubs. In return, Greensprings School hopes that when these students become superstars, they will give back to the society through youth empowerment initiatives.
To register, interested students are to visit the website or pick up a registration form from any Greensprings School campus. Registration closes on Friday, 5th of April 2019.
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Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp was established in 2012 by Greensprings School and Kanu Heart Foundation, to enable children between the ages of 5 and 17 years enhance their football skills. During the camp, children get first class training by coaches from West Bromwich Abion Football Club UK and Dutch Football Association Netherlands, supported by coaches from the Lagos State Football Association. The participants also get a lifetime opportunity to receive direct mentoring and coaching from Nigerian football legend, Kanu Nwankwo.
Drills to look forward to at the camp include; cone exercises, circle of cone, cut-backs, shooting from a square pass, one-touch shooting, three goal drill, lay-offs, turns, chest control, headers on goal, basic short passes, shuffling passes, stamina drills, tackling, sliding tackle, goalkeeping and other exciting drills. Other activities include; 5 aside football matches, mentoring sessions, mental stimulation, swimming, playing basketball and basic networkin