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Vapor, Kangemi Benefit From Hull Coaching Clinic

Vapor FC custodian, David Beckham is taken through the paces by Hull City FC goalkeeping coach, Barry Richardson at the Hope Centre, Kawangware, Nairobi on May 15, 2017. PHOTO/SPN
Vapor FC custodian, David Beckham is taken through the paces by Hull City FC goalkeeping coach, Barry Richardson at the Hope Centre, Kawangware, Nairobi on May 15, 2017. PHOTO/SPN
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NAIROBI, Kenya- Nairobi based clubs, Vapor FC and Kangemi Patriots FC benefitted a clinic conducted by Hull City FC coaches on Tuesday morning in Nairobi.

The clinic was part of the flurry of activities to engage with the community as the Tigers continue their maiden tour of Kenya that was highlighted by their high-profile international friendly against Gor Mahia FC on Sunday.

First team coach Tony Pennock, Goalkeeping coach Barry Richardson and Physiotherapist Alan Peachum conducted the clinic with Vapor, who play in the in the FKF Division Two and County League outfit, Kangemi at the Hope Center in Kawangware.

“It’s fantastic that we got the chance to train such a bunch of great players this morning.

“This is such a fulfilling initiative and we are proud to be a part of it, giving back to the society is very important and I hope the players have gained something from it,” Pennock told SportPesa News.

The teams began with a light warm up session under the team physio before being split into two groups for a technical training session.

Amazing session

After a short break, the coaches intensified the session with ball work focusing on possession and control and they were pleased with the determination and eagerness displayed by the players.

“The entire visit to Kenya has been full of surprises, from the packed stadium on Sunday to this morning’s session that was amazing.

“It’s such a great feeling to see your knowledge being appreciated by people from the community,” goalkeeping coach Robertson added.

The training culminated with a small-sided game between the two sides and when it was done, coaches and players were rewarded with attire from the Kit For Africa initiative launched by leading bookmakers, SportPesa.

“We are very happy today and it’s been a day that we will never forget. There are many teams in Kenya who aren’t fortunate enough to have kit to train and we thank everyone for blessing us with all these shirts and jerseys,” Marvin Otieno of Kangemi offered.

The players were served lunch after the exercise.


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