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Thousands flock to Downs trials

24/Jun/2013 12:33

More than four thousand four hundred hopefuls descended on Chloorkop with the hope of getting the nod for a place in Mamelodi Sundowns’ youth structures.

More than four thousand four hundred hopefuls descended on Chloorkop with the hope of getting the nod for a place in Mamelodi Sundowns’ youth structures.

The open trials, which were conducted over two days over the weekend, saw children from all over the country arriving, accompanied by parents or youth coaches who followed the proceedings with great interest.

The boys were put through rigorous sessions, and were judged on technical and tactical acumen, discipline, performance under pressure and general skill. They were divided into small groups to give the coaches a chance to give them a look over.

At the end of the day on Sunday, the Sundowns youth coaches were faced with the tough task of selecting only 21 youngsters, who still have to undergo a boot camp at which they have to further impress before they can be considered for the Academy.

“It is always a difficult task when you see so many boys hoping to make it into any team. We know some of them will develop into good players, and wish them all the best. They should not give up – this is all part of the growing up in the game,” said Sam Mbatha.

5 Responses to Thousands flock to Downs trials

  1. Tshepo Chaba says:

    Good mornining

    Since this update is last year’s, when will the next trials be conducted and how does one go about attending?

    Hope to hear from you
    0733948054

  2. Mncedisi says:

    I would lyk to make trials to downs

  3. alice says:

    when are the trials for 2015???

  4. thabang mathelele says:

    I will like to trial wen I the 2015 trials my contact 0734765734

  5. France Moloi says:

    i just want to comment about events happening at our team sometimes the one who is responsible to post the he/sh take time post them atleast if you post the month before.