Sports News: October

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Brazilian Soccer Schools was brought to Jersey in 2004 by Will Partington after several research trips to South America and having been personally taught the secrets of Brazilian Player Development by FIFA Brazilian World Cup legends, Carlos Alberto Torres, Paulo Cesar,  Jairzinho, Socarates, Careca and Zinho.  The coaching programme being delivered in Jersey has also been contributed to by Ronaldo and Juninho.
The Brazilian Soccer School in Jersey has always maintained the view there are no limits to improvement, with the right mind set and quality of practice their method of training inspires players to push beyond existing limitations and transform the way young players involved play and live the game.
Locally over 50% of the Island squads hail from Brazilian Soccer School with a further nine boys receiving professional football trials and two boys have signed contracts with Fulham and Portsmouth FC with another player currently returning to Southampton FC for a second series of trials! These players receive free early morning 1:1 personal football coaching ensuring they are in perfect condition for their opportunity.
Having successfully taught the Brazilian Way, Will then realized that little ones could learn sooner whilst having the time of their life and including their mums and dads this resulted in Socatots opening its doors in November 2011.  Socatots is not just about learning the art of football; it is as much to do with key skills as it is anything else.  Socatots kids improve their motor skills, concentration, discipline, numeracy, literacy and colour whilst having fun. It is really important that parents get involved in Socatots, each session includes parents participating which gives them great family time in an energetic setting.
Will Partington added

“We have the right platform to get the very best out of all our Members.  This is supported by Ex-Southampton FC Chairman and English FA Board Member Rupert Lowe whom has recently recognised the benefits children are gaining from the unique Brazilian Soccer Schools and Socatots Programmes.  Mr Lowe has a proven track record in nurturing footballers, (Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott to name a few!). Mr Lowe is currently assisting us on se

veral projects including the creation of links with UK and International Schools and Universities along with Semi and Full Professional Football Clubs”
Both Socatots and Brazilian Soccer Schools are offering FREE taster sessions in any class that has availability.  To arrange a free taster session please email or Socatots runs classes west, east and central 4 days a week for children 6 months to School Age Brazilian Soccer Schools runs classes Island wide 7 days a week for children 4 to 16 years old.
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Formula 4 success once again for Struan Moore
Jersey driver Struan Moore seen success in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship, this time at the Snetterton 300 circuit.  He enjoyed a strong second and third place for the Hillspeed team. On the same circuit where he claimed his maiden F4 win in June, Struan again got the attention of the F4 Championship paddock with his consistent performance showing natural talent.
The strong weekend keeps Struan inside the Top 10 Championship standings, a position he says he wants to retain at Donington Park in three weekends time; “Starting third on the grid was a big achievement as it was the highest I had qualified all year and it set me up perfectly for a strong consistent streak of finishes for each race.  Finishing second behind Jake Dalton and passing championship-leader, Jake Hughes, was fantastic as I was the only other car in that race to challenge the two Lanan team drivers, who had strong pace all weekend. I’m looking forward to Donington to try and claim a Top 10 finish in the Championship.”


The Durrell Dash
Sunday 20th October is the annual Durrell Dash in and around the beautiful grounds of Durrell. This is a great run for a brilliant charity and there are 6k and 13k routes available so whether you are looking for a challenge to keep your fitness up, or are a seasoned pro, this is the run for you!
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