Derron Rouse, one of four young Vincentian soccer players who travelled to Jamaica to take part in the one-week 2014 Digicel Chelsea Kickstart Academy, has caught to eye of a Jamaican soccer scout who has connections in Europe.
Rouse, along with Jahvan Peters, Azara Dennie and Kewon Clarke (wildcard), took part in the annual training camp at Sabina Park.
Digicel’s Marketing Executive Danielle Cupid said Rouse, who plays defence, caught the eye of a scout who wants to take him to England for trials.
She added that the matter is being discussed with Rouse’s mother and it is possible that the youngster will soon be on his way to Europe.
The Vincentian athletes were trained with 38 other young players from across the Caribbean and Central America.
The visit to Jamaica saw the boys going through a week of intense training that culminated with a final match between the Academy players and the Jamaica national Under-17 team. The Chelsea Digicel team, dubbed Team Fabregas, won the match.
Head of the Chelsea coaching delegation David Monk said that his team of coaches from the Chelsea FC Foundation were proud of the players.
“We want to thank the players and the coaches for their hard work. They have achieved a lot in a short space of time and they exemplify what we are trying to do with regional football development. All the players who participated in the Digicel Kickstart Academy are winners and we hope you will continue on your path to developing your skills and talents both on and off the pitch,” Monk said.