As part of our work supporting local people in Hua Hin, we are proud that we now sponsor 10 children from impoverished backgrounds to train at the newly established Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy, which is located at the Hua Hin International School.
The academy is located near to the Black Mountain resort which also contains a water park and an award winning golf course.. Training takes place on the brand new grass pitch at the Hua Hin International School.
They will get to play football four times a week and be coached by former Brighton, Tottenham & Portsmouth defender, and also England World Cup 86′ Defender, Gary Stevens. He is a UEFA Pro Licensed coach, who has managed at the top level in numerous countries and won the UEFA cup as a player.
The children will be provided with kits, boots, and transport to and from the training sessions. As well as learning to play football they will learn about teamwork, leadership and hopefully develop language skills and social skills that they can use in their daily lives.
The academy is open to boys and girls aged 3-16, and there is also a Black Mountain Football Academy adult’s team, which several of the coaches and parents play for, along with several teachers from the Hua Hin International School.