Programme & age groups

Age group: 5 – 14 years (born 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012)

  • Group A: Monday, 10th July 2017 to Friday, 21st July 2017, weekdays only, 9.00 am – 3.30 pm
  • Group B: Monday, 24th July 2017 to Friday, 4th August 2017, weekdays only, 9.00 am – 3.30 pm

Age group: 15+ (born 2002 and before)

  • Monday, 17th July 2017 to Friday, 28th July 2017, weekdays only, 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm

Offer to local coaches

THE BREWSTER TRUST invites local coaches to assist and shadow the charity’s coaching team; interested coaches have the opportunity to register for the camp, assigned to individual ages and individual weeks.


The Football Holiday Camp 2017 is organised by THE BREWSTER TRUST, a registered Charity in Bar-bados. The trust’s mission is to promote, develop and improve football in Barbados with the aim of creating opportunities at all levels, especially for the youth. To impart the qualities of leadership, loyalty, sportsmanship, competitive ambition and the drive for academic excellence as well as discipline, fair play and respect is our ultimate goal, just as the fruitful co-operation with all national and international football stakeholders.


The head coaches at the camp are alumni of Arsenal FC’s Gap Year Programmes. The Gap Year is open for young men and women over the age of 17 who gain valuable qualifications in coaching, refereeing, first aid, child protection and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).

The coaching team is under the special guidance of Nathaniel P. Brewster, Vice-President and co-founder of THE BREWSTER TRUST.

The age groups

The two-weeks programmes are all about the youth. The training sessions are age group and performance related and following THE BREWSTER TRUST’s mission it is football for everyone straight from the beginner, full of fun and surprises.

Coaching in several groups – coaches are assigned to groups to encourage familiarity with the young people. The coaches will work with that same group over the course of each two-weeks.

THE BREWSTER TRUST offers again the age group 15+ mainly to integrate parents as well as senior players to the charity’s football programme.

Coaching elements

Coaching elements will be multifarious with daily competitions based on the session, basic passing techniques developing the range and accuracy of the players, developing the players’ basic dribbling and turning techniques like dribbling at speed, slalom dribbling, dribbling with turns incorporated, control sessions and heading sessions including aerial control with the focus on using various parts of the body like feet, knees or chest, basic techniques of shooting with a development focused on shooting with various parts of the strong and the weak feet, 3 vs. 2 and 4 vs. 3 shooting sessions and mini matches or a tournament at the end of the two weeks. This will be followed by presentations to all players as well as “Most Outstanding Player” and “Fair Play” awards being handed out.

Besides the sessions on the field the programme includes classroom sessions with football as part of general literacy, indoor Futsal sessions and teaching the rules and laws of football. Camp partner “The Word’s Magic” is providing daily reading classes for the ages 5 to 14.


The Football Holiday Camp is going to be held at The Parkinson Resource Centre, The Pine, St. Michael; security, drop-off and pick-up zones as well as parking will be organised; our venue partner in conjunction with the Pinelands Youth Soccer Academy will provide changing rooms, class rooms, toilets and bathrooms – and of course a “lost and found”. We don’t want to miss to thank the Community Development Department of the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment & Community Development for the hospitality and the generous support.


Age group 5 – 14 years

The camp opens on Mondays to Fridays from 8.15 am (earliest drop off and sign-in) to 4.00 pm (latest pick up and sign-out); the sessions start punctually at 9.00 am and end at 3.30 pm.

Age group 15+

The camp opens on Mondays to Fridays from 4.00 pm (earliest drop off and sign-in) to 8.00 pm (latest pick up and sign-out); the sessions start punctually at 4.30 pm and end at 7.30 pm.

Annotation: Rain doesn’t stop us from playing football as well as public holidays; Emancipation Day on Tuesday, 1st August 2017, is a regular camp day.

Lunch, snack & drinks

Mens sana in corpore sano – a healthy mind in a healthy body.

THE BREWSTER TRUST developed a special meal plan for the Football Holiday Camp 2017 with typical football food like rice, pasta, vegetables or salads for lunch with fruit breaks between the sessions or healthy snacks for the evening sessions.

Camp Partners PINEHILL and Plus Revitalize take care of beverages. Water coolers and bottle filling stations are accessible for everyone in the Camp Village – the meeting point during the programme.

Insurance coverage

For every registered participant THE BREWSTER TRUST is contracting insurance cover with a special sport package for the duration of the camp; this Personal Accident Insurance Policy covers amongst others sight or bodily injury sustain as a result of the sport or Medical Expenses.


All coaches are familiar with First Aid. The further medical facility consists of a special ambulance service and present physiotherapists.


Every registered participant receives a football kit with shirt, shorts, socks, shin pads and a water bottle – all supplied by THE BREWSTER TRUST in close co-operation with PUMA. We strongly recommend bringing rain and/or sun protection including a hat.

Offer Football Boots

Similar to the “Boots Campaign 2013” football boots of a proper quality and for a reasonable price will be available again. In close co-operation with our partner PUMA the charity offers over 300 pairs of football boots allotted in 18 different sizes.

The football boots will be distributed during the Holiday Camp on the following conditions: first come, first served – not for resale – prior registration at the venue – fitting – one pair per capita – a contribution in cash of BDS$ 50.00 towards the charity’s Football Holiday Camp 2017.

Available models & sizes

Youth: PUMA PowerCat 4.12 r HG

  • EU 28, US 11, UK 10
  • EU 29, US 11.5, UK 11


Youth: PUMA evoSPEED 4.5 AG Jr

  • EU 30, US 12.5, UK 12
  • EU 31, US 13, UK 12.5
  • EU 32, US 1, UK 13
  • EU 33, US 1.5, UK 1
  • EU 34, US 2.5, UK 1.5
  • EU 35, US 3.5, UK 2.5
  • EU 36, US 4.5, UK 3.5
  • EU 37, US 5, UK 4
  • EU 38, US 6, UK 5


Adults: PUMA evoSPEED 5.5 AG & PUMA evoSPEED 5.5 FG

  • EU 39, US 7, UK 6
  • EU 40, US 7.5, UK 6.5
  • EU 41, US 8.5, UK 7.5
  • EU 42, US 9, UK 8
  • EU 43, US 10, UK 9
  • EU 44, US 10.5, UK 9.5
  • EU 45, US 11.5, UK 10.5

Children with disabilities

As a matter of course THE BREWSTER TRUST offers the Football Holiday Camp 2017 also to children with disabilities. Any special requirements can be discussed prior to registration with the Organiser.

Camp hotline

For any questions, feedback, comments, support – we are here to assist: call 419-4300.

Contact details

THE BREWSTER TRUST {registered charity N° 825}

GH House, 4th Floor, Trents, St. James, BB24017

Phone: 419-4300


Final remark

As footballers THE BREWSTER TRUST doesn’t write team with an “I”. To organise a programme like the Holiday Camp 2017 and to entertain this amount of campers including their families on a day-to-day basis for four weeks – reliable partners with passion and commitment make the difference. Therefore our thank goes to our venue partners The Parkinson Resource Centre and Pinelands Youth Soccer Academy, UNICEF, PUMA, MASSY UNITED Insurance, Island Care, PINEHILL, Plus, Michael Greaves Associates (Barbados) Inc. and the many others and volunteers in the background for the fantastic support. Much appreciated.

Consider discipline, fair play and respect for the game.