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You, too, can train with Chelsea



Samsung, in conjunction with Chelsea Football Club is encouraging youths to grow their football dreams through the “Dream the Blues”” football initiative. The campaign starts in February and children will get a chance to train with real Chelsea coaches.

Samsung is encouraging its customers to enter their children in the Samsung Electronics ‚’Dream the Blues’ football initiative, to stand in line to secure a place at the South African leg of the global camp – taking place in Johannesburg from 16 17 February 2013.

All consumers need to do is purchase any Samsung digital appliance product between 18th January and the 10thFebruary 2013, to the value of R1 850 or more and fill in an entry form for the ‚’Dream the Blues’ competition at participating outlets*

The campaign is run in conjunction with Chelsea Football Club and is designed to encourage youths aged 9 to 13 to achieve and grow their football aspirations. The African leg of the ‚’Dream the Blues’ initiative kicks off in Nigeria on the 7th February and sees Samsung and Chelsea Coaches visiting Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa with football clinics to provide professional training for local youths to learn ‚’The Chelsea Way’ from Chelsea Foundation coaches.

As part of this campaign, Samsung have also invited students from an underprivileged school in Johannesburg, to attend the camp. Says Matthew Thackrah, Deputy MD and Head of Consumer Electronics and IT Solutions at Samsung South Africa. ‚””At Samsung we strive towards improving our communities be it through skills development, upliftment or sports and this campaign is aimed at just that, changing lives through providing access to once-in-a-lifetime, tangible opportunities for the less fortunate youth of South Africa.‚””

The camp will take place over two days, lead by Chelsea’s Foundation coaches where two youngsters from each local camp will be selected to advance to the Blues Camp in London in May, as part of a larger training programme and of course to meet some of the Chelsea players.

‚””Going to London will provide the lucky youngsters with the opportunity to interact with not only some of the world’s most well-known players but also other youths who were selected from around the world. This initiative reinforces the commitment Samsung has towards football and youth development,‚”” continues Thackrah.

Entry forms are available at Samsung brand stores and other participating stores throughout the country. There will also be entry forms available at the Samsung stands at all Africa Cup of Nations matches.

‚””Samsung is the world’s leading consumer electronics company and we are passionate about giving customers the opportunity to live a Smarter life with no limitations through our products. Being able to offer South African youth this unique opportunity to live their dreams in London echoes this sentiment and reinforces our commitment towards football on the continent,‚”” adds Thackrah.

The local camps will run over the following periods:

1. Saturday, 16 February 2013:

Venue: Mark’s Park, Judith Street, Emmerentia

GPS Coordinates: -26° 9′ 58.82″, +28° 0′ 16.64″

Tel: 011 021 7775

Time: 08h00 16h00

2. Sunday, 17 February 2013:

Venue: Mark’s Park, Judith Street, Emmerentia

GPS Coordinates: -26° 9′ 58.82″, +28° 0′ 16.64″

Tel: 011 021 7775

Time: 08h00 16h00

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