Africa1Media Set To Launch Its First Youth Sports Tournament

Africa1Media (A1M), an advisory and consulting firm for creative talents, is pleased to announce the launch of its maiden Youth Football Tournament in Accra, Ghana as part of its Youth Sports Development Initiative.

Youth Sports is a viable medium through which young athletic and sporting talents can be groomed and guided for a career in the global sports economy.

We believe at A1M that creating an avenue through which young creative and talented people are mobilized for a good cause has the potential of encouraging them to work towards being the change they need in their lives, and in the process allows them to contribute significantly to society.

It is in response to the need for such an avenue that we initiated the youth sports development program with the primary objective of discovering and developing young African sporting talents.

After extensive consultative sessions with stakeholders in the sports sector, thorough planning and preparations, A1M is set to venture into youth sports development, starting with football.

Notwithstanding that this first edition will be our maiden football scouting tournament, we have engaged international coaches to participate in recruiting the best of budding sporting talents.

For this edition, we have enlisted coaches from Ghana, the Scandinavian countries, as well as professionals with experience from Premier League Academy Football Clubs and Foundations such as Arsenal and West Ham Foundation.

We are further looking to have them scout sporting talents from all the 16 regions of Ghana, starting with these 5 regions

The search is for sporting talents between the ages of 15 and 17 years. This release is a formal call for both male players (female players to be added next year) within the mentioned age bracket to register and partake in the tournament.

The tournament which will take place from the 30th of September to the 2nd of October, 2022 will include:

  1. A footballer Education evening with panellists discussing the following topics:
  • The importance of education
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Injury prevention and how to recover after an injury
  • How to train as a player
  • What it takes to be a pro
  • Money Management

There will also be a Coaching Workshop facilitated by Temisan Williams (Arsenal and Excellence Academy) and Ade Omideyi (Excellence Academy and West Ham Foundation on the following topics:

  • Maintaining Possession
  • 1v1 Domination

Application forms for the talent hunt are now available and can be found via the QR codes below:

Following the successful launch of this first edition of the tournament which we hope would become a yearly event, we will use it as a springboard to start our flagship Weekend Football School project.

The grand plan is to set up a Creative Arts and Sports Academy where young creative talents can develop employability skills through our youth sports development and education-themed personal development programs.

A1M is committed to the vision of equipping and empowering young creative talents economically.

We are grateful to partners who have supported us in diverse ways thus far. Notable among these are:

PFAG, GHALCA, Excellence Academy, Images Image, Kedar Health, Rima Theratouch, Guba Diaspora Network and Villandro Residence and CQ Legal and our Patrons: Samuel Osei Kuffuor and Tony Baffoe

Our sponsors to date:

Special Ice, FBNBank Ghana, Seftech, GFZA, His Excellency Mike Oquaye,

We also take this opportunity to call on all well-meaning individuals and institutions to support this worthy cause in order to make it a success and help empower football talent.

All interested persons who wish to support this initiative can contact as via email : [email protected]

Youth Sports has the potential to change the lives of many young talents. It is our heartfelt desire to give these talents an opportunity to shine.

Partner with us as we strive to put more young talents on the global sports arena.

Signed
Ms. Cynthia Quarcoo Esq
Founder, Africa1 Media

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