| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 28 Aug 2017 | Asia Samachar |
Sisters Asheesh Kaur, 12, and Kanchen Kaur, 11, have once again made it to the final pool of players at Kem Bola Astro, giving them a shot to an all-paid football coaching trip to Barcelona, Spain.
Last year, both sisters made it to the final 72 players from Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore of the campaing organised by the satellite television provider. Asheesh made the cut.
Not giving up, Kanchen is back again this year. And she’s once again competing 71 other young footballers at a five-day football camp that is now on-going in Seremban, Malaysia. Here, she will have a chance to showcase her talent, both on-field and off-field, for a spot to train football the Barca way in Barcelona Spain in November.
Ever since being dropped from the last year, Kanchen took it as a challenge and began training to give it another go.
“Coming back for the second time doesn’t make it any easier. But I’m going to give my best,” Kanchen tells Asia Samachar.
Elder sister Asheesh made it last year to Barcelona. This year, she is joining the pool as a mentor, along with seven others. The mentors guide and run the football clinic under the watchful eyes of local and Barcelona coaches.
She is delighted at being selected as a mentor and is confident of her leadership qualities to lead her team.
“I must thank my school teachers who have guided and trusted me by giving me many leadership roles in school – both academics and sports,” she said. One of the mentors will get a chance to join the players to Barcelona.
More details of the annual programme can be gleaned at the Astro Kasih’s social media accounts.
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Like father, like daughter. Asheesh journeys to Barcelona (Asia Samachar, 13 Dec 2016)
Asheesh Kaur travels to Barcelona for football camp (Asia Samachar, 6 Dec 2016)