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Brentwood school hosts football roadshow

PUBLISHED: 16:36 01 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:37 01 October 2015

Ian Wignall, Director of Sport, the FC Porto coaches, Matthew Miller, Head of Football, with players at Roadshow

Ian Wignall, Director of Sport, the FC Porto coaches, Matthew Miller, Head of Football, with players at Roadshow

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Event visits Essex as part of nationwide tour

Brentwood school threw open its doors yesterday as the FC Porto Coaching Roadshow 2015 rolled into town, giving local coaches, teachers and young players access to some of the best youth coaches in world football.

Organised by inspiresport, the event saw 65 aspiring footballers take part in the Essex leg of the nationwide tour with the youngsters put through their paces by four top FC Porto coaches.

And Brentwood’s head of football Matthew Miller was pleased the school had been given the opportunity to host the event.

“The quality of coaching provided by the FC Porto coaches was excellent, as was evident by the pupils’ enjoyment and improvement throughout the day,” he said.

“The attention to detail and quality of communication provided by the coaches was a particular highlight despite English not being their native language.

“This was an excellent opportunity for Brentwood school to further our already strong relationship with professional football clubs all over the world and a huge thank you to inspiresport whose organisation and staff allowed the day to flow without any problem.

“The event also allowed us to welcome 23 different schools from Essex, Kent and Hertfordshire who commented on the quality of facilities and hospitality provided by the staff at Brentwood.

“To top the day off, inspiresport also presented Brentwood School with a signed Iker Casillas goalkeeper shirt. Well done to all involved in what was a great day.”

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