Sunderland wait to welcome top Caribbean talent

Sunderland are waiting to run the rule over six of the Caribbean's brightest young talents.

Liverpool and England legend John Barnes is hosting a series of soccer clinics in the region and will select six talented players who will win the chance to train to with Sunderland's first team for a week as part of project designed to raise interest in football in the Caribbean.

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Talking about what is in store for Barnes' prodigies when they arrive at the Academy of Light, Ged McNamee said: "They will experience the daily scholarship programme and train alongside Sunderland youth players.

"The programme will include a physical and coordination programme supervised by Scott Pearce, Academy Sport Scientist.

"The football coaching programme is very technically ball-based, with various technical practices and small sided games.

The week will be demanding, but hopefully enjoyable which will give the selected players an insight into the daily programme of an aspiring young footballer."

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