Search

Konchesky the face of new soccer camp

PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 July 2014

Former West Ham player Paul Konchesky (centre) visited Gidea Park College with Anthony Sealey (left) and Billy Lepine (right) from BA Sports, who are running summer soccer schools at Marshalls Park School

Former West Ham player Paul Konchesky (centre) visited Gidea Park College with Anthony Sealey (left) and Billy Lepine (right) from BA Sports, who are running summer soccer schools at Marshalls Park School

Archant

Summer of football schools in Romford

Premier League footballer Paul Konchesky and the son of a former West Ham legend have teamed up to launch a new soccer school for youngsters to be run during the summer holidays.

Anthony Sealey, son of Alan, who scored both goals for the Hammers in the 1965 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final against Munich 1860 is organsing the school, but Leicester City defender Konchesky, who still lives in Stapleford Abbots, will be very much part of things.

The BA Sports Summer Holiday Soccer Camp kicks off on Monday, July 22 and will take place on a weekly basis throughout the holidays at Marshalls Park School in Pettits Lane, Romford.

It is open to boys and girls between the ages of four and 11 and will take place each Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm.

For Konchesky, who scored for West Ham in the FA Cup Final against Liverpool back in 2006, it is something he is keen to do.

“I have been wanting to get involved with coaching youngsters for a while now and though I still have commitments as a player at the moment, I want to get into that side of things in the future,” said the 33-year-old, who started pre-season training with top flight new boys Leicester this week.

“I will be at the school every day off I get from Leicester and putting the lads through their paces and answering their questions.”

So how did Sealey and Konchesky get together? It was really by way of a chance meeting.

“I took my little boy to a little coaching session on a Sunday morning and Anthony just happened to be running it,” added the Essex footballer.

“I wasn’t going to say anything, but my wife suggested I go and talk to him and it went on from there.”

Konchesky knows a bit about coaching youngsters. As a kid he played for the famous Senrab club which helped launch the careers

of the likes of John Terry, Sol Campbell, Jermain Defoe and many others, as well as Konchesky.

“It’s important to have the sort of coaching I did when I was young. We want kids to learn the game, but also enjoy their football,” said Konchesky. “The emphasis is on enjoying football and having some fun games.

“I want to get these kids off the street and it will be somewhere safe and well-organised for their parents to send them.

“The World Cup is on at the moment and we want to get hold of the youngsters where they are excited about what they have seen and get them out there playing.”

Sealey is also looking forward to working with the Premier League player this summer.

“It’s great to have someone like that involved with us.” said Sealey.

“We are planning lots of fun things for the youngsters to do, including their own World Cup at the end of the week, so we are hoping that it is really going to kick off.”

The cost of the school is either £15 per day, or it will cost £65 for the whole week.

To book a place on one of the five weekly courses, or for more information, then either ring 07922 309992 or 07956 620444.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham Sports News

33-year-old reflects on loss at Crawley Town and talks about his plans for Brisbane Road club

Liam Kelly

Sky Bet League Two: Crawley Town X Leyton Orient X

14:00

Mum-of-four preparing for Great Newham London Run 10k

London

Crawley Town winger pleased to have chance to say goodbye this afternoon and full of praise for Orient fans after raising money for Regeneration Fund

Mathieu Baudry

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now