Allan Nevado With The Kids of Gilkock
Players At His Excellency’s Farm
Handing Over Ceremony Pictures
GILKOCKS INSIRATIONAL EBRIMA CONTINUES THE
Gilkocks’ Ebrima Jatta, alias E.J, has completed a three week
trail with Reading Football Club in
According to Ebrima, he trained three weeks with Reading FC and played two test matches with the team. When asked whether the team showed some interest in him, he said "after my first test match everybody in the team including the officials were impressed with my performance and have been saying good things to me but my only problem are the regulations in England; the work permit and the 75% national team appearance which I am yet to back".
He also stated that his age was another problem as the team had wanted to keep him in the academy for a while but he was already 20 and the academy is meant for players under 18.
Ebrima further stated that the team and my British born agent Ambrose
Mendy are working on modalities to send me to another club in
Eamonn Dolan, the coach of Reading FC, hailed Ebrima's performance during the trial and described him as wonderful. Dolan added that Ebrima has the potential to become a fantastic defender in the future if he is given the chance. He is very keen and hungry to play. He maintained that the club and the agent are talking and hopefully something positive comes through soon.
DANISH COACH ALLAN NEVADO’S WEEKEND WITH GILKOCK, BRUFUT BRANCH
Allan Nevado is student of the
Allan, who is studying Youth, Sports and Games at his
university but in deep love with the game of football wasted no time in
responding to the call of the academy in the soonest. Acting more or less as an observer on
Saturday, Allan confessed to the coaches of the Academy that the standard of
the interns of the
Allan noted that it is important for players of at young age to be thought how to accept their team mates and also learn to always say thank you, keep it up or try hard next time.
After the session on Sunday, Allan went into a lecture session with the interns of the academy. The lecture session which was intern centered was described by many of the interns as the most educative part of Allan’s session.
Max Jallow who facilitated Allan’s trip to the Academy thanked the academy coaches and players for their perseverance and quickly advised the players to be committed to the game, to be respectful to their coaches and fellow players and finally be disciplined at all times.
Sang Mendy the Public Relation Officer, who was lost for words, thanked Allan for coming to their aid and encouraged him to come back in the soonest of time. Other speakers in the gathering included Mr. Buba K Jallow and Alieu Sanneh, Technical Director and coach respectively.
GILKOCK BRUFUT BRANCH JOINS THOUSANDS IN HIS EXCELLENCY’S KANILAI FARM.
Sixty Eight interns (players) of
Before the Academy departs for Kanilai, Mr. Buba k Kallow, Technical Director of the Academy expressed delight of being part of the team to Kanilai noting “we have been yarning for it”. He advised the interns to work very hard whilst in Kanilai and represent the name of the Academy well.
On Saturday and Sunday the Academy joined the Western Region Sports Committees and a host of other people from across the country and beyond at the presidents rice field. Speaking to the Academy website after work Lamin King Colley the head of delegation thanked the Academy for coming to participate. He also noted that “as the country’s number one supporter of sports both financially and morally, it is important for sport bodies in the country to also render service to His Excellency and the best way to do so is to help in his farm because one day it might be ploughed back to sports”.
Amadou Jaiteh Chairman Brufut Youth and Sport Development
Committee and head of delegation of the
HANDING OVER CEREMONY – SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER
September 8th marks another important day in the history of Gilkock Football Academy of Brufut as players and coaches of the Academy were joined by other people to witness the handing over ceremony of football kits donated by Iain Kitchen a British national through Mariejorfy Garforth.
Delivering his opening remarks coach Bubacarr Boris Demba said the Academy has a great prospect and if given supports aid like this it will very soon provide the long awaiting results the people of Brufut have been waiting for noting that the academy is geared towards spotting talent and developing them into future stars.
As a role model to the players of the Academy, Ebrima
Jatta, who just returned from his trial at Reading FC
Sheriffo jarju who represented the donor on behalf of Mariejofy Garforth expressed delight of the donation made to the Academy in which his son is part of. Sheriffo also commended Sang Mendy the PRO and Secretary of the Academy for facilitating the acquisition of the kits and thanked the donor for the gesture.
On his part Mr. Amadou Jaiteh, chairman of the Brufut Youth and Sport Development Committee prayed for the donor but was quick to note that things of this nature will always be needed by the Academy as it has been continuing to struggle in the acquisition of football materials such as balls, cones, bibs etc…
He also advised the players to focus on the Academy and avoid anything that can hinder their progress in the future. He finally reaffirmed his committee commitments in helping the academy grow as they have seen the immense contribution the Academy has done in the development of football in Brufut.
Sang Mendy PRO and Secretary of the Academy commended the
donor, Mr. John Carter, Mr. Greg Pickett, Friends of the