Trial to select Asian football star

Wednesday 17th December 2014 09:30 EST

Global financial trader TradeNext has organised a trials day to select an Asian football star in front of Premier League and Football League scouts for the competition's 40 finalists. The players have battled through training and skills sessions across the country to compete in the SFAAFS final at Wembley Powerleague on Saturday, November 8. TradeNext has organised the trials after highly impressed by the standard of players who entered their ground-breaking competition.
TradeNext is funding the trials to give the 40 players a chance to join the Premier League clubs.  
TradeNext Chief Executive Mohsin Jameel said: “We are delighted to have found so much Asian talent through our Search For An Asian Football Star competition. We felt the finalists deserved the chance to be seen by scouts and talent spotters from leading clubs in the Premier League, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, and the Football League. We hope that some of them do enough at our trials to go on to earn the opportunity to perform at the highest level.” The trials not only give the finalists to shine at the competitions but the winner of SFAAFS will attend the TradeNext FootballCV Academy for a week, and train at the FA’s St George’s Park Centre of Excellence. Boxing legend Amir Khan has been following Search For An Asian Football Star and supporting the players chasing a pro career. He said: “SFAAFS is a great opportunity for young lads to improve their football skills and gain valuable experience. And now that TradeNext is funding the trials, it couldn’t get much better!”
FA-qualified coaches from SFAAFS organiser FootballCV  have been hugely impressed with the quality of players – from the Under-12s to the Under-18s. FootballCV director David Mallinger said: “Our coaches have seen some real talent. The 40 finalists have earned the chance to showcase themselves in front of scouts from leading Premier and Football League clubs.”
The SFAAFS final kicks off at 3 pm, on Saturday November 8, at Wembley Powerleague.

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