One football coach is saying the youth football numbers are dropping even though there are lots of players with talent still to be discovered.
We spoke to Ernie “Gillie” Seymour on last nights Lets Talk Sport he says clubs around the Island are struggling to put a youth team together due to the lack of players.
“I think most of the clubs need something where they have a Technical Director or a coach that is responsible for developing the youths that can teach them the game to let them learn how to play the game properly so they can hold their own and stay in the game. I think that is lacking in most of the clubs, they focus just on their senior men’s team. The kids are there and I think the clubs need to get out into the schools to attach themselves to the kids and also in the community.”
Mr. Seymour says its becoming a concern as young boys from West Bay are leaving their district to play for teams in George Town.
He says employing professional coaches may help cut the loss of talented players.