Foundation debut in Myanmar

Chelsea Foundation staff delivered their first-ever coaching clinic in Myanmar last week in partnership with our whisky partner in the country, Grand Royal.

Starting on Friday coming to a conclusion on Monday, the Grand Royal Chelsea FC Football Camp took place in the country's biggest city and former capital Yangon.

Following the arrival of the Chelsea Foundation coaches in Myanmar, which was known as Burma until 1989, the event began with a speech from Chelsea FC managing director of Asia Pacific Adrian New.

Coaches from the Chelsea Foundation then held five coaching sessions for over 130 people, including Grand Royal factory staff, Myanmar celebrities, the Myanmar Under-19 national team and Grand Royal customers, as well as organising a community coaching event for local children to attend.

Chelsea Foundation senior international development officer David Monk said: ‘On arrival in Yangon, the reception was fantastic and we were extremely pleased to see so many Chelsea supporters there.

‘During our time there we visited many temples and have been working alongside our official partner Grand Royal to help engage the wider community.

‘With this being our first visit to Myanmar, we also spent time with the official supporters' club, which is one of the largest across the region.

‘The goal of our visit to Myanmar is to provide a genuine once-in-a-life time football experience to all the participants of our Grand Royal Chelsea FC football camp.’

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