Coaching clinics underway in Asia

THE fourth instalment of the AirAsia QPR Coaching Clinics are off and underway in Penang.

Sixty young footballers ranging from 14-16 years of age were the first to experience a full day of professional football coaching with the Trust coaches at the Penang Sports Club.
Mohammad Alif Amzar Bin Mohd Hisham from SMK Guar Perahu and Kengo Lee from The International School of Penang (Uplands), both 16, outshone all other boys in Penang and will now head to London next year for an experience of their lifetime at Loftus Road.
 
Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Executive Chairman of AirAsia Berhad, said: “AirAsia has always been a huge supporter of excellence in sports, and there's no bigger sport in Asia than football.
"This year's AirAsia QPR Coaching Clinics show our continued passion to not only develop and nurture grassroots talent in the region, but to inspire them as well.
 
"In addition to the coaching clinics, we also support AirAsia Allstars FC and play an advisory role in the People's Football League in Malaysia, and we hope to be able to share more QPR knowledge with both our team and the amateur league going forward to raise the Malaysian game from the bottom up.”
The professional training included lessons on ball manipulation, passing and shooting techniques; a nutrition workshop; as well as other tactical aspects of football aimed at enhancing the participants' skills and competency on the pitch. 
 
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