The Aim of Football First

The idea for Football First was born when three footballing friends sat around a table one evening to discuss how they could help improve and develop football for the young players of. Their discussions grew and took shape, ultimately leading to the formation of the non-profit company and a plan to bring the Barcelona values, training and philosophy to the island. F.C. Barcelona is known around the world for playing the most beautiful style of football ever seen in the game: maintaining possession; patience; short passing; and attacking with flair. It is this style and philosophy that Football First wants to bring to the football community of Mauritius.

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Objective

  • Contribute to the sporting and personal development of the children of Mauritius, regardless of race, culture, creed or socio-economic status.
  • Teach the philosophy of F.C. Barcelona: tolerance; respect; humility; solidarity; friendship; fair play; integration; hard-work; and a joy of the game.
  • Provide a platform for players from 6 years of age to 18, dependent on ability, to progress all the way through to international level.
  • Select and coach the elite in each age group.

Goals

To produce professional football players capable of playing football outside of Mauritius, and providing players for the Mauritius professional league. We have already achieved this with one player signing professional contract in France. We have also a strong relationship with one Championship team in the UK who we are working closely with.

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NGF LEAGUE

This is a Mauritius Academy league comprising of nine academies, FCCA, Riverland, Mangalkhan, Curepipe Starlight, Racing Club, Dodo Club, AFN, and Moka Rangers. Football First also play in this league at ages under, 10,11,13,15 and 17, Games are played on Saturday mornings and the league runs from November to June.

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STRUCTURE

David Callow                       Technical Director and Head of Coaching     (F.A. qualified)

Wilson Li                               Marketing Director

Jonathan Knapp                 Operations Director

Philippe Hardy                   Director

Michael L’Escaut                Coach   

Nono L’Effronte                  Coach

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TRAINING SCHEDULE

SATURDAYS

SPARC Sports Club

Under 10s, 11s and 13s 8.30am to 10.30 am

Under 15s, 17s, and 18s 8.30am to 12,30pm

TUESDAYS

Medine Football Pitch

Under 10s, 11s, and 13s 4pm to 5pm

Des Mascarenes School Moka

Under 15s, 17s and 18s 4.30pm to 6pm

WEDNESDAYS

Medine Football Pitch

Under 15s, 17s and 18s 4pm to 6pm

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CONTACT DETAILS

David Callow Mobile : (+230) 54990503

Email :  david.footballfirst@gmail.com