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Chelsea FC Foundation’s Asian Star 2013 to kick-off in May

Chelsea FC Foundation's Asian Star 2013

Chelsea FC Foundation's Asian Star 2013

The fifth edition of the Chelsea FC Foundation’s Asian Star event will kick-off on May 6, 2013 at CFC’s Cobham training ground. Boys with Asian backgrounds will once again get a chance to win a a season-long placement on Chelsea FC’s Football Development Centre programme.

Almost 400 boys competed in the event last year and CFC is expecting even more participants for the Asian Star 2013. CFC have teamed-up with Sporting Equals for the 2013 campaign and hopes are high to find some talented youngsters during the event.

“Sporting Equals are delighted to be working with Chelsea FC and supporting Asian Star 2013. Chelsea has shown their commitment to finding players from South Asian backgrounds, opening up their youth programmes to the whole community when scouting for new talent,” Arun Kang (CEO, Sporting Equals) said.

The Asian Star programme is for boys in the Under-9 to Under-12 age groups. The initiative is open to all players from all Asian backgrounds with a priority given to boys with South Asian heritages.

Interested boys may register for the Asian Star 2013 event at www.chelseafc.com/asianstar.