Coaches from Arsenal

THE BREWSTER TRUST is a partner of Arsenal FC and the Gap Year Programmes 2010 to 2013. Nathaniel P. Brewster, Vice-President and co-founder of THE BREWSTER TRUST said: “The development of sports based social inclusion initiatives has been last but not least the driver to step in and support the [Gap Year] programme. One approach of our Charity is to have qualified and experienced people who are dedicated to football and are willing to share their know-how.” The Arsenal coaches in Barbados are Dana Podmolikova, Niall Conwell, Cedric Johnson and Jamie Hunter from January to April and Cheryl Barthelmy, Nick McCabe, Basil Martin and Ben Kemplen from April to July who are all staying with guest families.

Attending schools

The following schools and institutions attend either in the full programme or only in the coaching course or weekly coaching sessions- Alexandra School

  • Alleyne School
  • Alma Parris Memorial Secondary School
  • Barbados Community College
  • Christ Church Foundation School
  • Codrington School
  • Coleridge and Parry School
  • Combermere School
  • Deighton Griffith Secondary School
  • Ellerslie Secondary School
  • Graydon Sealey School
  • Grantley Adams Memorial School
  • Harrison College
  • Parkinson Memorial Secondary School
  • Princess Margaret Secondary School
  • Providence Secondary School
  • Queen’s College
  • Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic
  • Springer Memorial Secondary School
  • St. George Secondary School
  • St. James Secondary School
  • St. Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School
  • St. Lucy Secondary School
  • The Lester Vaughan School
  • The Lodge School

Thank you

Finally we thank The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development and the School Principals approving this programme, our new partner, the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Football League, for the initiative and of course our partner Arsenal FC and Arsenal in the Community. A special thank you to our guest families who offered to accomodate our coaches, we appreciate your fantastic support.