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The right combination takes you one step further. Driver’s Selection by Porsche Design.

Porsche Centre Kuwait Behbehani Motors Company Al Rai, Telephone 1 888 911

State of Kuwait

H.H Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Amir of The State of Kuwait

H.H Jaber Al-Hamad Al Sabeh Named Prime Minister of The State of Kuwait

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PGA Intro Foreward from HE the British Ambassador Message from Everton F.C.

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Welcome Message

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PGA Photo Gallery


Coaching Team Code of Conduct Official PGA Everton Playing Strip 2013 - 14 Coaching Programme Tricks of the Trade Celtic Visit to PGA

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Specialist Goalkeeper Training Freestyle Winter Camp Diet & Nutrition Diet & Nutrition arabic Coaching Schedule

Healthy Nutritional Facts


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Festival of Football Freestyle Workshop Premier Basketball Academy

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Global Development

Girls Group


Gala Presentation

New Location

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UK Tour Manchester United PGA Host Palestinian Club PGA Stars of the Future

EvertonWay Terminology Porsche Visit

+965 9998 1327 Mike (English) +965 6703 0026 Office

+965 6691 8666 Baker (Arabic)


+965 2264 1255

The Premier Goal Academy – Kuwait’s Centre of Excellence provides the Premier League experience for all players to enjoy and develop their football skills and experience here in Kuwait. The Premier Goal Academy is affiliated with top English Premier League side Everton F.C. Youngsters in the Academy will have the opportunity to follow a proven coaching programme that has developed some of the finest young players in England, including Wayne Rooney. Players will follow the Everton Way online coaching programme and receive coaching sessions from fully qualified and experienced English F.A. and UEFA coaches, all certified by Everton F.C. The Premier Goal Academy aims to provide the best opportunities for young players to maximize their potential in a safe, controlled and fun environment. We invite you to join us for what is sure to be an exciting and rewarding programme


I am delighted that the Premier Goal Academy is bringing to Kuwait the opportunity for hundreds of young people to participate in organised football events. This ‘Football For All’ programme will provide players with access and inclusion to top class coaching in a safe, controlled and fun environment which will improve skills and maximise potential. For those players who show exceptional ability the Centre of Excellence offers advanced coaching to Premier League Standards. Football is a wonderful way to encourage young people to improve their fitness and develop their communication and good team work – essential skills as they grow up. The Premier Goal Academy utilizes the expertise and experience of one of English Footballs most successful clubs, Everton F.C., who have been successful in developing young players and promoting football in the community. The Premier Goal Academy in Association with Everton F.C. is sure to have a positive impact upon development of football within Kuwait.

Frank Baker British Ambassador to Kuwait


Everton F.C. is the official partner of The Premier Goal Academy, located in Bayan Park, Kuwait, bringing English Premier League experience, opportunities and standards to the State of Kuwait. Everton Football Club has been at the forefront of English Football ever since the club was formed in 1878 having won countless honours in both domestic and European competitions. This famous Premiership Club can boast many famous managers and players over the years, a world class stadium and huge fan base.. Everton Football Club has a world renowned youth development policy and looks forward to a productive association

with The Premier Goal Academy, Kuwait in supporting the development of players with the potential to play at the highest level. Manchester United and England player Wayne Rooney is one of the many promising young professional players to come through the Everton Youth Development programme. This programme provides a structured and comprehensive curriculum developed by some of the English Premier League clubs top coaches. It is proven in developing young players to play professionally in the number one league in the World.




The Premier Goal Academy – Kuwait’s Centre of Excellence provides the Premier League experience for all players to enjoy and develop their football skills and experience here in Kuwait. The Premier Goal Academy is affiliated with top English Premier League side Everton F.C. and associated with Scottish Premier league side Celtic F.C. Youngsters in the Academy will have the opportunity to follow a proven coaching programme that has developed some of the finest young players in England, including Wayne Rooney. Players will follow the Everton Way online coaching programme and receive coaching sessions from fully qualified and experienced English F.A. and UEFA coaches, all certified by Everton F.C. The Premier Goal Academy aims to provide the best opportunities for young players to maximize their potential in a safe, controlled and fun environment. 8

The P.G.A. offers: •Top class playing facilities and equipment •Experienced and qualified English and Scottish F.A./UEFA Coaches •Proven coaching programme from Everton F.C. – the EvertonWay and from Celtic F.C. Academy Programme

Chairman Mr. Ahmad I. Al-Shatti

•Coaching courses for all ability levels from 3 to 16 years of age •Centre of Excellence programme for advanced players aged from 7 to 18 years of age •Tournaments for all players •Regular fixtures and competitions for Centre of Excellence teams -With opportunities to compete at the highest level in Europe and the Middle East. Tours and tournaments in Bahrain, U.A.E. and Englad/Scotland, including attending live Premiership matches, stadium tours and training at the Everton Academy in Liverpool and Celtic Academy in Glasgow.

Baker Al-Nazer - Executive Director

-Visits from top English (Everton F.C.) and Scottish (Glasgow Celtic F.C.) Premier League Coaches twice a year to Kuwait -Trials and training at professional clubs in the U.K. for selected players.

We invite you to join us for what is sure to be an exciting and rewarding season ahead!

Mr. Ahmad I. Al-Shatti - Chairman Baker Al-Nazer- Executive Director Mike Finn - Academy Director

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We fully support the English Football

Association’s Respect campaign and attach the Code of Conduct endorsed by Everton F.C. We believe we all have a responsibility to ensure that football is played in a safe, secure environment that promotes positive attitudes and enjoyment. At the Premier Goal Academy, Players, Parents and Coaches are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct – please read it carefully.

Young Players When playing football, I will: Always do my best, even if we’re losing or the other team is stronger Play fairly - I won’t cheat, complain or waste time Never be rude to my team-mates, the other team, the referee, spectators or my coach/team manager

Spectators I will: Remain outside the field of play and behind the Designated Spectator Area (where provided) Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour Always respect the match officials’ decisions Applaud effort and good play as well as success

Do what the referee tells me Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game Listen to my coach/team manager and respect what he/ she says Talk to someone I trust, for example my parents or the club welfare officer if I’m unhappy about anything at my club.

In addition, when attending youth games I will: Remember that children play for FUN Let the coaches do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do Encourage the players to respect the opposition and match officials Never criticise a player for making a mistake -mistakes are part of learning


Coaches I will: Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators Adhere to the Laws of the Game Display and promote high standards of behaviour Always respect the match officials’ decisions Never enter the field of play without the referee’s permission Never engage in public criticism of the match officials Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour.

When working with players, I will: Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning Explain exactly what I expect of players and what they can expect from me Ensure the parents/carers of all players under the age of 18 understand these expectations Refrain from, and refuse to tolerate any form of bullying Develop mutual trust and respect with every player to build their self-esteem Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance Ensure all activities I organise are appropriate for the players’ ability level, experience, age and maturity Co-operate fully with others in football (e.g. officials, doctors, physiotherapists) for each player’s best interests






Wayne Rooney attended the Everton F.C. Academy, following the Everton Way Coaching Programme, before making his first team debut at 16 years of age and rising to international stardom. 18

Our aim at the Premier Goal Academy is to enable all our young players to access the Everton Way and Celtic Way Academy Programme

At the Premier Goal Academy in association with Everton F.C. we follow the Everton Way (, a complete Academy Player Development Programme, developed by coaches at Everton Football Club. This proven programme has enabled dozens of young players to progress into the Everton First Team and play in the English Premier League, thousands more young players have developed their playing potential through this programme. Our aim at the Premier Goal Academy is to enable all our young players to access the Everton Way and develop physically, mentally, tactically and technically, enabling them to fulfil their playing potential. Players will learn individual moves, firstly mastering the technique

then applying the move in unopposed then increasingly competitive match play. Here are some of the individual moves our players will master using BOTH feet; Fake Take, Fake Fake Take, Circle Take, Circle Circle Take, Stop Turn, Drag Back, Inside Hook, Outside Hook, Bish Bash, Scissors, Inside Inside Flick, Studs Turn, Toe Roll, Late Touch, Okocha, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cruyff, Maradona. To introduce the moves we ask the player to shout the moves out loud and talk to the feet. We gradually introduce more complex coaching as players develop. Here are some of the topics covered within our coaching sessions; Dribbling, Turning, Running with the Ball, Passing and Receiving,

Defending, Goalkeeping, Movement, Overlaps, Diagonal runs, Creating Space, Awareness, Improvisation, Disguise, Attacking, Shooting, Throw-ins, Corners, Defending, Roles, Formations. Players will also develop speed and endurance. Good acceleration is essential in football. A player who can accelerate quickly has more chance of getting to the ball or into space before an opponent. We use SAQ’s (Speed and Quickness) excercises; plyometrics, hurdles and ladder drills combined with ball skills to improve start speed and acceleration. Team Games will enable players to apply what they have been practising in Matchplay. 19

he Premier Goal Academy organsied a visit to Kuwait by Senior International Academy Coaches from Glasgow Celtic F.C., under the patronage of H.E. the Minister of Education, Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf and H.E. the British Ambassador, Mr. Frank Baker. The Celtic Coaches, Mark Tobin, Graeme Colmer and Michael McIlroy led coaching sessions for all P.G.A. players and held a coaching course in Jahra in addition to delivering a two day Coach Education Workshop in Bayan focussing on the development and 20

coaching of young players. Over sixty enthusiastic coaches attended the program, representing the Kuwait Football Federation, Kuwait Clubs, Ministry of Education Supervisors and Sports Teachers, Kuwait Referees Association, Embassy staff and Coaches from Academies, Private Schools and Universities. The workshop covered current coaching methodologies and provided opportunities for the coaches to participate in practical drills, giving an insight into the expectations and technical skills required in the modern game. Glasgow

Celtic F.C. are the current Scottish Premier League Champions and League leaders, in addition to having qualified for the European Champions League knock out stages, and have established the Celtic Way methods which have proved to be most successful in developing young players up to Champions League standards. The visit was sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Porsche Centre Kuwait, Behbehani Motors Company, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Go Sport, Wrigleys Extra and Aquafina.



+965 9998 1327 Mike (English) +965 6703 0026 Office

+965 6691 8666 Baker (Arabic)


+965 2264 1255

Specialist Goalkeeper training is available at the Premier GOAL Academy in association with Everton F.C. and sponsored by Porsche Centre Kuwait, Behbehani Motors Company. Suitable for all ages and ability levels, for further details contact Mike on 99981327.





The Premier Goal Academy in association with Everton Football Club of the English Premier League held a fantastic six day Winter Football Coaching Camp at Bayan Park in December.

Coaching sessions, fun and games took place from 0930 to 1330 daily for players from beginner to advanced levels led by fully qualified UEFA coaches following the Evertonway curriculum. Individual skills and techniques were developed through a series of training exercises, games and activities with daily competitions and team matches. A pizza party, medal presentations and a visit from Santa and the Superheroes brought the Camp to a fitting end. The Winter Camp attracted over 50 players from 3 to 14 years of age and great progress was achieved by everyone.

A good diet won’t turn you into Superman but it will make sure that you play to the best of your ability throughout the whole match because: • Energy stores will be high enough to last the full 90 minutes. • Concentration will be better. • There will be less of a chance of getting injured.

Players who eat a good diet for energy run longer, sprint more, keep their concentration longer, and are less likely to get injured. Players at Academy level are increasingly playing with the benefit of a good diet.

High Carbohydrates foods:


You body has two main sources of energy – carbohydrate (used during hard and easy exercise) and fat (used only during easy exercise). Your body contains only small amounts of carbohydrate stores and these are likely to run out near the end of a match. People who eat more carbohydrate in their diet store more in their body. So, the simple message is to eat plenty of carbohydrates and don’t run out of energy!

Having a good diet for playing football is about three things: • Eating high carbohydrate foods. • Drinking plenty of fluids. • Eating a balanced diet.

Fluids: Just as important as eating plenty of carbohydrates is keeping yourself well topped up with fluids. In a match you can lose 1-2.5kg of body weight from sweat loss! This will effect your ability to complete exercise because you will overheat, and lose your concentration throughout the match. Our advice is to drink plenty of fluids! As you can see it’s easy to get the basics right – eating plenty of carbohydrates, drinking plenty of fluids and eating different foods. We’ll now look at which foods will provide you with the best sources of energy for meal times.


A balanced diet: It is important to eat different foods because no single food type gives you everything you need. Your body needs a variety of foods to get all the nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, carbohydrates) you need to stay healthy, train hard and play better.





Breakfast is said to be “the most important meal of the day”. If you don’t eat well in the morning, or if you skip breakfast altogether, then your body will have to look for other energy stores. This is taken from your muscle! So, if you haven’t had your breakfast then you might find that what’s on the menu is actually yourself! The table shows breakfast foods that are excellent, good and bad for your performance.

For lunch you should be eating sandwiches or salad, baguettes with lean meat such as turkey, chicken or tuna. Baked potatoes with tuna and baked beans, or spaghetti with chicken are also good. These foods are low in fat and contain a good source of carbohydrates. For dessert you could eat yoghurt or fruits such as bananas, apples, oranges, grapes, or strawberries. The table below shows examples of excellent, good and bad foods to eat.

Dinner for many people is the main meal of the day and so you must try and get the right types of foods for this meal.

EXCELLENT Wholemeal toast and jam Baked beans Cereal and skimmed milk Fruit or fruit juice

EXCELLENT Baked potatoes with tuna or baked beans. Turkey, chicken or tuna sandwich Pasta Salad Fruit or fruit juice Yoghurt

EXCELLENT Chicken (fillet, no skin, boiled or oven cooked) Fish (not in batter) Baked, boiled, or mash potatoes Boiled rice Pasta Salad and vegetables

GOOD Lean turkey bacon Muffins Eggs Yoghurt

GOOD Turkey bacon sandwich or baguette Egg sandwich or baguette Jaffa cakes Low fat crisps Pancakes

GOOD Grilled lean steak Pasta bake Lasagne (made with low fat cheese and lean mince beef) Spaghetti Bolognese (made with lean mince beef)

BAD Sausages Fatty Beef bacon Hash browns Cheese

BAD Cheese sandwich Beef bacon Chips or fries Burgers Fried chicken Pizza Fried eggs

BAD Cheese burgers Pizza Sausages Fried meat Fried chips/fries Fried rice Fast food

HOW to get the right types of foods for Dinner? Try to keep you fat intake low. Oven chips/fries (particularly thick cut chips) are better than fried chips/fries, as they contain less fat and are also a good source of carbohydrates. When frying chips/fries try and use thick cut, as this will reduce the amount of fat consumed. Burgers, pies and sausages should only be eaten rarely during the week. Try to increase the amount of carbohydrate you eat. Eat more pasta, rice, potatoes and vegetables. When eating meat, e.g. chicken, beef or lamb, cut off the excess fat. This will reduce the amount of fat consumed and reduce body fat.

Players who eat a good diet for energy run longer, sprint more, keep their concentration longer, and are less likely to get injured.


SNACKS Snacks are an important top-up of a player’s diet and all players can benefit from these types of food. There are plenty of snacks that are easily available (e.g. crisps, chocolate bars). However, it is important to choose the snacks that are best for your performance. Eat snacks that are low in fat and high in carbohydrates. Eat lots of fruit To avoid having to buy crisps or chocolate bars, bring snacks with you. Try not to consume large amounts directly before going to bed. EXCELLENT Fruit Cereal Pasta Beans on Wholemeal Toast Sandwiches GOOD Chocolate Yoghurt Nuts Cheese Noodles BAD Crisps Cakes Sweets Fast foods

FLUIDS Other than low energy stores, dehydration is the other main cause of fatigue. Even small levels of dehydration will make performance worse. Fluid intake is so important even special rules are made to allow athletes to rehydrate during competition in hot climates such as the 1994 World Cup in America, where players were allowed to drink at the touchline. As much as 3 litres of water can be lost during a match. Water is the purest form of fluid in the body. Drinking water can help flush out toxins in the body and speed recovery after activity. Fruit and cordial drinks after exercise increases fluid uptake, speeding up the rate of re-hydration. Scientific studies have proven that Sports drinks such as Lucozade Sport have more energy in them than water allowing you to run for longer and recover more quickly. Don’t drink fizzy drinks before, during or directly after exercise, this can make performance worse. EXCELLENT Water Fruit Juice Sports drinks Skimmed milk GOOD Whole milk Cordial Milk shakes BAD Fizzy drinks


Training sessions and games are different to other activities carried out during the week because: They last longer (up to 90 minutes at least) Players very rarely stop running The amount of work carried out during a game or training session eats away at your energy stores. Players get tired towards the end of a game or practice session and this is a signal that energy stores are low. So, to have as much energy available as possible, players need to prepare well beforehand. Professional footballers often get into routines over the foods they eat before training or playing a match. These meals are high in energy and are eaten in good time beforehand in the form of a main meal or snacks. Tony Hibbert - “It is essential that football players pay attention to what they eat and drink. If you eat and drink the wrong things at the wrong times you are not giving yourself the best chance�.



Main meals need to be eaten 3-4 hours before training or a match. However, breakfast may be eaten with 2 hours of training.

Snacks should be eaten 1-2 hours beforehand. Players must also fill up on the right fluids before, during and after a game or training session. It is important to fill up on lost energy stores as soon as possible after a match or training. Players may time their main meal for 1-2 hours after but must try to eat something small immediately after. Players may not feel like something to eat straight after a game. Energy drinks are ideal as you not only restore your energy levels but also your lost fluids.

SUMMARY Eat carbohydrate containing food before and after games. Pre-match meals should be eaten 3-4 hours before. Snacks can be eaten up to 1-2 hours before a game or training session. Eat something small immediately after training or a game. Eat a high-energy meal within 2 hours after a game or practice session. Drink a large amount of fluid before, during and after training sessions and matches.






Premier Goal Academy Calender 2013 - 2014 Day



Location Registration

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

15-09-2013 16-09-2013 17-09-2013 18-09-2013

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20:00 20:00 20:00 20:00






Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Bayan Field Block 7.


Open Day

Coaching & Centre Of Excellence

Open Match Day Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Course 1

20-09-2013 27-09-2013 04-10-2013 18-10-2013 25-10-2013 01-11-2013

Course 2

08-11-2013 15-11-2013 22-11-2013 29-11-2013 06-12-2013 13-12-2013

Course 3

10-01-2014 17-01-2014 24-01-2014 31-01-2014 07-02-2014 14-02-2014

Course 4

28-02-2014 07-03-2014 14-03-2014 21-03-2014 28-03-2014 04-04-2014

Course 5

11-04-2014 18-04-2014 25-04-2014 02-05-2014 09-05-2014 16-05-2014

Dubai Trip Saturday

05-12-2013 14-12-2013


06-12-2013 16:00



Fri , Sat , Sun , Mon , Tue , Wed , Thu .

Players Yr 1995 - 2000

WINTER Festival of Football Tournament Day

Winter Camp-1





Winter Camp-2





Dubai Trip




Players Yr 2000 - 2004


European Tour





SPRING Festival of Football Tournament Day

20-02-2014 21-02-2014 22-02-2014 23-02-2014

12 - 17 Years

24-02-2014 25-02-2014 26-02-2014 27-02-2014

Yr 2000 - Yr 1995




GALA Presentaion Evening

8 Days

Weekly Schedule Timing Season 2013 -2014 Bayan Field Block 7.

8:30 8:30 10:00 13:00 14:30 16:00

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Coaching Course Basketball Centre of Excellence Centre of Excellence Centre of Excellence Centre of Excellence

10:00 11:30 11:30 13:00 14:30 16:00 17:30

Centre of Excellence Coaching Course Basketball Centre of Excellence Centre of Excellence Centre of Excellence Coaching Course


Bayan Field Block 7

8:30 10:00 10:00 11:30 13:00 14:30 16:00

Bayan Field Block 7

15:00 16:00 17:00 17:00 18:30

16:00 17:00 18:30 18:30 20:00

School Football Kids Club GK Girls Free Style Embassy Sport Night

All Ages Ages 3-6 Ages 12 + Ages 12 + Adults

Bayan Field Block 7

15:00 16:00 17:00 18:30 20:00

16:00 17:00 18:30 20:00 22:00

School Football School Coaching Centre of Excellence Centre of Excellence Special Training

All Ages Ages 6-16 2002,2003,2004,2005 1998,1999 Adults

Bayan Field Block 7

15:00 16:00 17:00 18:30 20:00

16:00 17:00 18:30 20:00 22:00

School Football Kids Club Centre of Excellence Centre of Excellence Special Training

All Ages Ages 3-6 2000-2001 1996,1997 Adults


Bayan Field Block 7

15:00 17:00 18:30 20:00

16:00 18:30 20:00 22:00

School Football Coaching Course Dad's Coaching Special Training

All Ages Ages 3-16 Adults Adults


Bayan Field Block 7

16:00 17:00 19:00

17:00 18:30 21:00

School Coaching Embassy Sport Night MOE Night

Ages 6-16 Adults Adults






Ages 3 - 16 2002,2003,2004,2005 2000,2001 1998,1999 1996,1997

Ages 3-16 2000,2001 1998,1999 1996,1997 Ages 3-16

Dasman Diabetes Institute

RESEARCH Scientists and physicians collaborate on research projects ranging from population and genetic studies of diabetes in Kuwait, to deciphering key metabolic and cellular pathways in the body. These programs also involve partnerships with various international institutions.

The Dasman Diabetes Institute is the leader in establishing change in Kuwait in the fight against diabetes. The Institution, established in 2006, was developed as a central focal point for fighting the epidemic, where researchers, clincians, and educators strive to cure and prevent diabetes and its associated complications.

EDUCATION & NUTRITION Educational and nutritional initiatives and activities for children and adults have been established to provide information about diabetes and to promote a healthier lifestyle. In collaboration with multiple international universities, such as the University of Dundee and Joslin Diabetes Center, programs have been developed for the specializations in diabetes care.


Patients receive care from a range of specialists, such as diabatologists and podiatrists, where they are given treatment for diabetes and its many related complications. Patients also consult with diabetes educators, nutritionists, and fitness experts for learning how to deal and manage their health.


The Fitness and Rehabilitation Center is closely involved in helping patients incorporate an exercise regiment in their everyday lives to help manage their diabetes. Through outreach initiatives and research, the center provides an avenue for promoting and understanding the role of physical activity in maintaining a stable, active, and healthy lifestyle.


For more information please visit us at T: +965 2224 2999 F: +965 2249 2436

The newly built Imaging Center at the Institute includes a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan, an Ultrasound, and a Bone Densitometer, which is used in the diagnosis, treatment and research of diabetes and its associated complications relating to this chronic disease.

‫ﻣﻌﻬﺪ دﺳﻤﺎن‬ ‫ﻟﻠﺴﻜﺮي‬ ‫ﻳﻀﻄﻠﻊ ﻣﻌﻬﺪ دﺳﻤﺎن ﻟﻠﺴﻜﺮي ﺑﺪور راﺋﺪ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺠﻬﻮد اﻟﻤﺒﺬوﻟﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﺴﻜﺮي وإﺣﺪاث ﺗﻐﻴﻴﺮ ﻓﻲ ﻫﺬا اﻟﻤﺠﺎل ﻓﻲ اﻟﻜﻮﻳﺖ‪.‬‬ ‫ﻟﻤﻜﺎﻓﺤﺔ •‬ ‫أﻧﺸﻰء اﻟﻤﻌﻬﺪ ﻓﻲ ﻋﺎم ‪ ،2006‬وﺧﻼل ﺑﻀﻊ ﺳﻨﻮات ﺗﻄﻮر ﻟﻴﺼﺒﺢ‬ ‫ﻣﺮﻛﺰ¨ ﻣﺤﻮرﻳ‪ ¥‬ﻟﻤﻜﺎﻓﺤﺔ اﻟﺴﻜﺮي‪ ،‬ﺟﺎﻣﻌ‪ ¥‬ﺗﺤﺖ ﺳﻘﻒ واﺣﺪ اﻟﺒﺎﺣﺜﻴﻦ‬ ‫وا®ﻃﺒﺎء واﻟﻤﺜﻘﻔﻴﻦ اﻟﻤﺨﺘﺼﻴﻦ ﻟﻠﻌﻼج واﻟﻮﻗﺎﻳﺔ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﺮض‬ ‫وﻣﻀﺎﻋﻔﺎﺗﻪ اﻟﺼﺤﻴﺔ‪.‬‬

‫اﻟﺒﺤﺚ اﻟﻌﻠﻤﻲ‬ ‫ﻳﺘﻌﺎون اﻟﻌﻠﻤﺎء واﻃﺒﺎء ﻓﻲ‬ ‫ﺗﻨﻔﻴﺬ ﻋﺪد واﺳﻊ ﻣﻦ اﺑﺤﺎث‪ ،‬ﺑﺪء¼‬ ‫ﻣﻦ اﻟﺪراﺳﺎت اﻟﺴﻜﺎﻧﻴﺔ واﻟﺠﻴﻨﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻟﻤﺮﺿﻰ اﻟﺴﻜﺮي ﻓﻲ اﻟﻜﻮﻳﺖ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫أﺟﻞ ﻓﻬﻢ ﻣﺴﺎرات ﺗﻄﻮر اﻟﻤﺮض‬ ‫ﻋﻠﻰ ﻣﺴﺘﻮى اﻟﺘﻤﺜﻴﻞ اﻟﻐﺬاﺋﻲ‬ ‫اﻟﺨﻠﻮي‪،‬‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺴﺘﻮى‬ ‫وﻋﻠﻰ‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻻﺷﺘﺮاك ﻣﻊ ﺑﺎﺣﺜﻴﻦ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ﻣﻌﺎﻫﺪ وﺟﺎﻣﻌﺎت دوﻟﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻣﺮﻣﻮﻗﺔ‪.‬‬

‫اﻟﺘﻌﻠﻴﻢ واﻟﺘﻐﺬﻳﺔ‬ ‫ﻳﻨﻔﺬ اﻟﻤﻌﻬﺪ ﺳﻠﺴﻠﺔ ﻣﻦ اﻟﺒﺮاﻣﺞ‬ ‫واﻧﺸﻄﺔ اﻟﺘﻌﻠﻴﻤﻴﺔ واﻟﻐﺬاﺋﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻟﻃﻔﺎل واﻟﺒﺎﻟﻐﻴﻦ ﻟﺘﻮﻓﻴﺮ اﻟﻤﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت‬ ‫ﺣﻮل اﻟﺴﻜﺮي وﺗﺸﺠﻴﻌﻬﻢ ﻋﻠﻰ اﺗﺒﺎع‬ ‫ﺣﻴﺎة ﺻﺤﻴﺔ‪ .‬وﺑﺎﻟﺘﻌﺎون ﻣﻊ اﻟﺠﺎﻣﻌﺎت‬ ‫اﻟﺪوﻟﻴﺔ‪ ،‬ﻣﺜﻞ ﺟﺎﻣﻌﺔ دﻧﺪي وﻛﻠﻴﺔ اﻟﻄﺐ‬ ‫ﻓﻲ ﺟﺎﻣﻌﺔ ﻫﺎرﻓﺎرد‪ ،‬ﻗﺎم اﻟﻤﻌﻬﺪ‬ ‫ﺑﺘﻄﻮﻳﺮ ﺑﺮاﻣﺞ ﺗﻌﻠﻴﻤﻴﺔ ﺗﺨﺼﺼﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻓﻲ ﻣﺠﺎل رﻋﺎﻳﺔ ﻣﺮض اﻟﺴﻜﺮي‬ ‫ﻟﻠﻌﺎﻣﻠﻴﻦ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻤﺠﺎل‬ ‫اﻟﺼﺤﻲ‪.‬‬

‫اﻟﻠﻴﺎﻗﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﺒﺪﻧﻴﺔ واﻟﺘﺄﻫﻴﻞ‬

‫اﻟﺨﺪﻣﺎت‬ ‫اﻟﻜﻠﻴﻨﻜﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻳﺘﻮﻟﻰ رﻋﺎﻳﺔ اﻟﻤﺮﺿﻰ أﻃﺒﺎء ﻋﻠﻰ‬ ‫درﺟﺔ ﻋﺎﻟﻴﺔ ﻣﻦ اﻟﺘﺨﺼﺺ ﻓﻲ ﻣﺠﺎل‬ ‫ﻋﻼج اﻟﺴﻜﺮي وﻃﺐ اﻟﻘﺪم ﻋﻠﻰ ﺳﺒﻴﻞ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺜﺎل‪ ،‬ﻟﺘﻮﻓﻴﺮ وﺳﺎﺋﻞ اﻟﻌﻼج ﻣﻦ ﻣﺮض‬ ‫اﻟﺴﻜﺮي وﻣﻀﺎﻋﻔﺎﺗﻪ اﻟﻤﺘﻌﺪدة‪ .‬ﻛﻤﺎ ﻳﻘﻮم‬ ‫ﻣﺜﻘﻔﻮن ﻣﺨﺘﺼﻮن ﺑﻤﺮض اﻟﺴﻜﺮي‪،‬‬ ‫واﻟﺘﻐﺬﻳﺔ واﻟﻠﻴﺎﻗﺔ اﻟﺒﺪﻧﻴﺔ ﺑﺘﻘﺪﻳﻢ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺸﻮرة ﻟﻠﻤﺮﺿﻰ وإرﺷﺎدﻫﻢ إﻟﻰ‬ ‫اﻟﻄﺮﻳﻘﺔ اﻟﻤﺜﻠﻰ ®دارة اﻟﻤﺮض‬ ‫واﻟﺤﻔﺎظ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺻﺤﺘﻬﻢ‪.‬‬

‫ﻳﻌﻨﻰ ﻣﺮﻛﺰ اﻟﻠﻴﺎﻗﺔ اﻟﺒﺪﻧﻴﺔ واﻟﺘﺄﻫﻴﻞ‬ ‫ﺑﺘﺪرﻳﺐ اﻟﻤﺮﺿﻰ وﻣﺴﺎﻋﺪﺗﻬﻢ ﻟﻜﻲ‬ ‫ﺗﺼﺒﺢ ﻣﻤﺎرﺳﺔ اﻟﺘﻤﺎرﻳﻦ اﻟﺮﻳﺎﺿﻴﺔ ﺟﺰء¼ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ﺣﻴﺎﺗﻬﻢ اﻟﻴﻮﻣﻴﺔ ﺑﻬﺪف اﻟﺘﺤﻜﻢ ﺑﻤﺮض‬ ‫اﻟﺴﻜﺮي‪ .‬وﻳﻮﻓﺮ اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ‪ ،‬ﻣﻦ ﺧﻼل ﻣﺒﺎدرات‬ ‫اﻟﺘﻮﻋﻴﺔ واﻟﺒﺤﻮث‪ ،‬وﺳﻴﻠﺔً ﻟﺘﻌﺰﻳﺰ وﻓﻬﻢ‬ ‫دور اﻟﻨﺸﺎط اﻟﺒﺪﻧﻲ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺤﻔﺎظ ﻋﻠﻰ‬ ‫ﻧﻤﻂ ﺣﻴﺎة ﻣﺴﺘﻘﺮ وﻣﻨﺘﺞ‬ ‫وﺻﺤﻲ‪.‬‬

‫ﻣﺮﻛﺰ اﻟﺘﺼﻮﻳﺮ‬ ‫اﻧﺸﻰء ﻣﺮﻛﺰ اﻟﺘﺼﻮﻳﺮ ﺣﺪﻳﺜ‪ µ‬وﻫﻮ‬ ‫ﻳﺤﺘﻮي ﻋﻠﻰ ﺟﻬﺎز اﻟﺘﺼﻮﻳﺮ ﺑﺎﻟﺮﻧﻴﻦ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﻐﻨﺎﻃﻴﺴﻲ )‪ ،(MRI‬وﺟﻬﺎز اﻟﺘﺼﻮﻳﺮ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﻘﻄﻌﻲ اﻟﻤﺤﻮﺳﺐ )‪ ،(CT‬وﺟﻬﺎز‬ ‫اﻟﺘﺼﻮﻳﺮ ﺑﺎﻟﻤﻮﺟﺎت ﻓﻮق اﻟﺼﻮﺗﻴﺔ‬ ‫)‪ ،(Ultrasound‬وﺟﻬﺎز ﻗﻴﺎس ﻛﺜﺎﻓﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﻌﻈﺎم‪ ،‬واﻟﺘﻲ ﺗﺴﺘﺨﺪم ﻓﻲ‬ ‫وأﺑﺤﺎث‬ ‫وﻋﻼج‬ ‫ﺗﺸﺨﻴﺺ‬ ‫اﻟﺴﻜﺮي واﻟﻤﻀﺎﻋﻔﺎت‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺮﺗﺒﻄﺔ ﺑﻪ‪.‬‬

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HEALTHY NUTRITIONAL FACTS Fats are essential to give your body energy and to support cell growth. They also help to protect your organs and help keep your body warm. Fats help your body absorb some nutrients and produce important chemicals called hormones. But some fats are better than others.

BAD FATS Saturated Fats Commonly found in

ANIMAL: Beef, Lamb, Poultry (with skin), Ghee, Cream, Butter, Cheese, Other dairy products PLANT: Palm oil

BETTER FATS Trans Fats BAKED GOODS: Pastries, biscuits, muffins, cakes, pie, doughnuts, and cookies FRIED FOODS: French fries, fried chicken, breaded chicken nuggets, breaded fish SNACK FOODS: Popcorn, crackers

MonoPolysaturated Fats saturated Fats VEGETABLE OILS: Olive, canola, peanut, and sesame Avocadoes and olives MANY NUTS AND SEEDS: Almonds and peanuts/ peanut butter

MANY NUTS AND SEEDS: Walnuts, and sunflower seeds High in Omega-3 -

Raise bad cholesterol level

Raise bad cholesterol level

Reduce bad cholesterol

Reduce bad cholesterol

Increase risk of heart disease

Lower good cholesterol

May lower risk of heart disease

May lower risk of heart disease

Total fats should be about 25-35% of total daily calories

Total fats should be about 25-35% of total daily calories

Increase risk of heart disease

Daily limit Less than 7% of total daily calories - less than 140 calories (15g)* per day should be from saturated fats. That’s about 2 tablespoons of butter, or one Big Mac sandwich. 44

VEGETABLE OIL: Soybean, corn and safflower

FATTY FISH: salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring and trout

Stick margarine and vegetable shortening

Effect on health

High in Omega-6 and Omega-3 -

*based on a 2000 kcal/day diet

Less than 1% of total daily calories - less than 20 calories (2g)* can be from trans fats. That’s less than 1 tablespoon of stick margarine, or ½ a chocolate chip cookie.


LEARN YOUR NUTRITION LABELS *based on a 2000 kcal/day diet

Pay attention to the serving size. FAT Limit total fat intake to 20-35% of your daily calories. This would be about 44-78g total fat a day. Foods with more than 20g fat/ 100g are high fat foods. Those with less than 3g fat/100g are low fat foods.


PROTEIN People in good health should consume 20-25% of their daily calories from protein.

Products containing more than 5g saturated (’bad’) fat per 100g are high in saturated fat. 1.5g or less per 100g is considered low in saturated fats. AIM: Look for less than 1g per serving

CARBOHYDRATES Carbohydrates should make up 45-65% of your total daily calories; that’s 225-325g carbohydrates/ day.

TRANS FAT A person’s intake of trans fats should not exceed 1% of their total calories. That’s equivalent to 20kcal or approximately 2g of trans fat per day. AIM: Look for 0g per serving

SODIUM FIBRE It is recommended to consume 28g fiber/ day. AIM: Choose foods with at least 3g fiber per serving

A healthy adult should not exceed 2300mg sodium/day. Just 1 teaspoon of salt contains 2325mg sodium. AIM: Look for low sodium products containing less than 140mg/ serving. 45


MAINTAIN A GOOD DIET TO IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE The best athletes apply the same effort to proper fueling as they give during practices and competition. Players sometimes neglect nutrition, which can result in poor performance. Maintaining a good diet will improve the potential to reach a maximum level of performance.

RAMADHAN POINTERS Stay fit and exercise. The holy month of Ramadhan should not be an excuse to skip your physical activity. It is recommended to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. The best time to exercise during Ramadhan is either early in the morning (after suhoor) or just before or after sunset (just before or after iftar). During the time that you are allowed to drink you should be thinking “hydration, hydration, hydration!” Stay away from high sugar drinks as much as possible, and replace them with water or laban. Start iftar with soup and/or salad and keep in mind that this is a meal, not a feast! 46

RAMADHAN FOULS Foods to avoid

Healthier Alternatives

Deep-fried foods, e.g. samosas, kibba

Whole grains, e.g. chickpeas, and baked samosas, and kibba

High-sugar/ high-fat foods, e.g. baklawa, lugaimat, zalaabia High-fat cooked foods e.g. greasy pastries (mu’ajanaat and fatayer)

Milk-based sweets and puddings e.g. muhalabiya, custard Grill or baked pastries

Cooking methods to avoid

Alternative cooking methods

Deep frying

Shallow fry, Sauté, or Stir-fry


Grilling or Baking


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HEALTHY EASY FOOD SWAPS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE BREAKFAST • Swap from whole milk to semi-skimmed, or skimmed milk. • Swap a sugar-coated breakfast cereal for a wholegrain breakfast cereal or porridge with no added sugar. • Swap a sprinkle of sugar on your breakfast cereal for a topping of fresh or dried fruit, which counts towards one of your five a day. • Swap full-fat labneh or yoghurt for lower-fat or fat-free labneh or natural low-fat yoghurt.

LUNCH • Swap white breads and grains for wholegrain varieties. • Swap butter and cheese in your sandwich for reduced fat spread.

DINNER • Swap creamy or cheesy sauces for tomato- or vegetable-based sauces on your pasta, meat or fish dishes. • Choose leaner cuts of meat, for example, white meat chicken (breast) without skin. • Swap the frying for grilling or baking when cooking meat. • Swap your side of fries with some oven baked potato chips or half a jacket potato.

DRINKS • Swap your sweetened fruit juices or fruit squash for unsweetened versions or water with a hint of juice. • Swap a few of your sugary drinks for a glass of water or milk. • Swap hot chocolate made with whole milk and served with whipped cream for a hot chocolate made with skimmed milk and no cream.

SNACKS • Swap chocolate-coated raisins and nuts for plain raisins and nuts. • Swap salted nuts for unsalted nuts. • Swap crisps for vegetable sticks with low-fat dip.

RED CARDS Not eating breakfast Not drinking enough fluids Not eating at regular intervals Eating too much protein and short-changing carbohydrates 47


Football enjoys one of the highest participation rates for children and adolescents around the world, offering the benefits of aerobic fitness, skill development, and a team environment without the risks of a contact sport. Girls and boys can start playing at an early age, often with modifications to rules, playing time, and pitch sizes. Football continues as a popular sport from junior school through to college or university levels. Those with particular talent may be chosen for scholarships to youth development programs for football. Others to play football for recreation, fitness or social contact.

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TRAINING ISSUES Depending on the age and calibre of the young player, ‘’training’’ may range from the weekly match to structured squad sessions. The goals of training may range from simply having fun through to a progressive program aimed at developing the skills and specific fitness and physique required to play football at higher levels.

Talented young players may be invited to train with a senior squad, often in addition to their involvement with their primary team. Whatever the long term ambition, the focus should be very firmly on fun and on the development of motor skills. Aerobic fitness will develop naturally over time.


COMPETITION ISSUES At junior levels, players may follow modified rules, which alter the duration of their play and the activity patterns of the game. Young players typically play in a weekly competition, over a short competition season. Players who are being developed towards a potential career in elite or professional teams, however, may play in a number of teams or competitions. This can lead to heavy physical demands on these young players and parents, teachers, and coaches should be aware of the risks of playing too many games.


SPECIAL ISSUES & EATING STRATEGIES Parents are often roped in to become the coaches and trainers of under-age teams. They may accept these positions without an appreciation of either the physical demands or the nutritional needs of football or young people, and without any resources to implement a team program. It is important that education resources are made available to these coaches so that they can guide young players in to good habits. Players should be encouraged to develop good nutritional habits at an early age. Adolescence is a time marked by an increased independence in food choice and food preparation. The promise of sporting success may provide strong motivation to develop good dietary practices. Information and the example of good role models may help a young person to develop sound eating practices in their everyday (training) diets as well as the specific preparation for matches.

The physiology of children and adolescents differs from that of adults in several ways. The mechanisms of thermoregulation are less efficient in children and special attention must be paid to the environment, activity patterns, clothing, and hydration to avoid problems of hyperthermia and hypothermia. The growth spurts during childhood and adolescence require nutritional support in terms of adequate intake of energy, protein and minerals. Active young people may find it difficult to meet their needs for energy and nutrients when the costs of training and growth are added. Young people may not have developed the nutritional knowledge and time management skills to fit in all the eating occasions required to achieve high energy, nutrient-rich eating. The rate of obesity in children is still rising, but active youngsters do need to eat lots of food.

Many young players are eager to increase the rate of their growth and muscular development in pursuit of the physique of an adult player. While growth and maturation are genetically determined, high-energy eating plans can assist the athlete to maximize the outcomes of growth and specialized training programs. Young players eating a wide range of foods should not need to use dietary supplements, and parents and players alike should be aware that these do not provide a short cut to success. 51


STRATEGIES FOR HIGH ENERGY EATING It is usually more efficient to increase the number of times that food is eaten each day-for example, a series of 5-9 meals and snacks-than trying simply to increase the size of meals. Drinks such as fruit smoothies, liquid meal supplements, fortified milkshakes, and juices can provide a substantial source of energy and nutrients that are quick and compact to consume and less likely to cause gastrointestinal discomfort than bulky foods. Sugary foods and specialised sports products (drinks, bars) cane provide a compact from of carbohydrate and other nutrients, which is particularly useful when energy needs are high. A food record can identify the times in a busy day that aren’t being well used for fuelling up. The player should use creative ideas and good planning to arrange a supply of portable snacks and drinks that can travel with them over their day. Adaptation to a resistance training program may be enhanced by consuming ‘’recovery’’ snacks providing protein and carbohydrate before and after each workout.


PGA EVERTON TEAMS COMPETE IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES The Premier Goal Academy in association with Everton F.C. and sponsored by Porsche Centre Kuwait, Behbehani Motors Company enjoyed two trips to Dubai recently where they participated in International Football Tournaments at Sharjah American University. Three PGA teams competed at Under 10, 12 and 14 age groups with over 40 young players taking part. Each team played 6 matches in the leagues with the Under 12s winning the Plate competition and the Under 10s and 14s teams all finishing in a very creditable place against strong opposition from throughout the UAE. Following a full day of football, the


players then enjoyed some well earned leisure time with visits to the Shopping Malls and the Atlantis Water Park. The Under 17s team played in Dubai against the German Academy and Dubai F.C. earning hard fought draws before enjoying the thrills of a desert safari.


FESTIVAL OF FOOTBALL PREMIER GOAL ACADEMY FESTIVAL OF FOOTBALL AT BAYAN PARK Over 500 players participated in Kuwaits’ Premier youth football event

The 2012 Winter Festival of Football event organized by the Premier Goal Academy in association with Everton F.C. and sponsored by PORSCHE Centre Kuwait, Behbehani Motors Company was held at Bayan Park on Saturday 15th December under the patronage of H.E. the British Ambassador, Frank Baker. The Festival kicked off early morning with the Junior Tournament and 20 teams played matches in three age groups; 3-5 years, 6-8 years and 9-11 years. Each team played 5 or 6 games resulting in over 100 matches played on the 4 pitches during the course of this all day event – the biggest and best attended football tournament in Kuwaits’ sporting calendar, packed with goals, near misses, fantastic team and individual performances and most importantly, immensely enjoyable for players and spectators alike. The Senior Tournament took place throughout the afternoon with matches for under 13s, 14s, 15s and 16s with a further 24 teams involved. In total over 550 players from 3 to 16 years of age participated in the event, including teams from the P.G.A./ Everton Coaching Courses and Everton Centre of Excellence, British and American Schools, Hawally Pakistan English School, Scorers Academy, Mawhoob Academy, Skelps Academy, Kick Start Academy and International


Academy of Kuwait. A huge turn-out of enthusiastic parents and spectators cheered and encouraged the players who were superbly organized and guided by their coaches throughout a series of exciting, closely fought and sporting matches. Go Sport sponsored the matchballs and equipment and provided gifts for all the players.

The P.G.A. freestyle players Jonathan and Tala presented a display of amazing football tricks and skills in front of a 1000+ crowd, prior to the Awards ceremony when H.E. the British Ambassador, Frank Baker, and several other VIP guests from the Ministry of Education and sponsors presented medals to all participants. Certificates of appreciation were presented to the event sponsors and supporters. Supporters of the event contributed free gifts

and special offers to ensure everyone had a great time and included; Porsche Centre Kuwait, Behbehani Motors Co., Go Sport, ABC Juices, Light Foods (Mickey Snacks), Aquafina Water, Camco Events and KD Cow. H.E. the British Ambassador Frank Baker expressed his appreciation and recognition of their support for such an important community event and congratulated all the players and coaches who took part. “It’s fantastic to see so many young people participating in this programme and obviously having a great time. Apart from the joy of the game itself, football is a wonderful way to encourage young people to become physically active, improve fitness and develop their communication and good teamwork – essential skills as they grow up. Congratulations to all who took part and made this fabulous event possible – to the P.G.A. organizers Mike and Baker, Porsche Centre Kuwait, Go Sport and the other generous sponsors and all the teachers and coaches who have taught and encouraged the players and teams to such an exceptionally high standard”



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FANTASTIC NEW LOCATION Our fantastic new location in Bayan Block 7, adjacent Street 302 Masjed Al-Aqsa Street and Abdulla Al Rujaib High School. From the Fahaheel Expressway (Road 30) exit onto 302 signposted Bayan/Salwa/ Rumaithiya. Take 302 into Bayan and U-turn at first roundabout, then first right before reaching the 30 and right again to the High School car park. A full sized artificial football pitch, basketball court, volleyball, handball, 5 a side facilities etc. provides the perfect Academy location



The Premier Goal Academy, Kuwaits’ Centre of Excellence, sponsored by Porsche Centre Kuwait, Behbehani Motors Company, enjoyed the real English Premier League experience when 24 selected players and their coaches Mike, Baker and Roman, along with several parents, visited the UK to compete in four prestigious international matches against UK teams. They visited several Premier League Clubs to enjoy live matches and stadium tours, met several Premier League footballers and trained with Everton Football Club coaches at their training complex. The first match was Leeds United vs Reading in the English Championship, followed by the 1-1 draw between Wolves and Fulham. Next was a visit to the impressive Reebok Stadium, home of Bolton Wanderers to enjoy the Bolton vs. Arsenal match which ended in a dramatic win for Bolton. A fun filled day of thrilling rides was enjoyed by all at Blackpool Pleasure Beach – the UK’s number one tourist attraction, in a break from the football action. This was followed by the evening game between Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City. The following day the Academy players were guests of Stoke City F.C. at the Britannia Stadium where they witnessed an exciting 3-0 home win over

Wolverhampton Wanderers in front of a 30,000 crowd. The next stadium visit was to the magnificent Old Trafford home of Manchester United F.C. for a tour of the stadiums changing rooms, players lounge, pitchside and museum. There was also a stadium tour of Everton’s Goodison Park and a visit to Anfield, the home of Liverpool F.C. The highlight of the trip for the players and coaches however was experiencing the training programme at Everton F.C’s state of the art Academy where they trained for two days alongside the Premier League Clubs professional and academy players under the expert guidance of Everton coaches Kieron and Colin. All the players showed tremendous improvement in performance and ability over the course of the tour and gained great experience which will be invaluable in their continued footballing development. The matches against UK opposition, the live Premier League matches and stadium tours of Everton and Manchester United and the Everton Academy Training complex were all impressive locations on this dream trip which has provided many lasting memories for all the participating players, parents and staff of the Premier Goal Academy.

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Pictured are players from the Premier GOAL Academy at Old Trafford, Manchester United F.C. - home of the new English Premier League Champions. These players from Kuwait are following in the footsteps of star striker Wayne Rooney, whose penalty goal clinched the title. Rooney began his footballing development as a young player at Everton F.C., following the unique Everton way coaching curriculum. The P.G.A. in association with Everton F.C. offers the same Premier League programme that helped develop Rooney, here in Kuwait. Sponsored by Porsche Centre Kuwait, Behbehani Motors Company, the P.G.A. coaching courses are held at Shaab Park and open to all between the ages of 3 and 18 years. There are regular trips to the UK for selected players to visit and train with top English Premier League clubs.



Al Hilal Jerusalem F.C. Under 14 team from Palestine enjoyed a six day visit to Kuwait as guests of the Premier Goal Academy in association with Everton F.C. – under the Patronage of His Excellency the Palestinian Ambassador to Kuwait, Mr. Rami Tabob. The aim of the visit was to give their players an opportunity to travel outside Palestine and experience English Premier League standards with professional coaching from the Everton Academy coaching team, in addition to playing matches against Kuwaiti opposition. An international friendship tournament was then played between Al Hilal Jerusalem, Everton Academy, AC Milan Academy, Kuwait, Qadsiya, Arabi and Salmiya, giving these young players the opportunity to compete and establish friendships at international academy level. The team from Al Hilal finished in first place after a series of closely fought matches The boys made the most of their leisure time with a trip to Al Hamra Tower and scuba diving. The visit was a memorable experience for all the young players and official presentations were made to the P.G.A. officials for making the visit possible – Chairman Ahmad Al-Shatti, Academy Director Mike Finn, Executive Director 70

Baker Al Nazer and Event Co Ordinator Nasser Dakak. Officials and players from the P.G.A. Everton Academy, Kuwait, have been invited to travel to Jerusalem as guests of Al Hilal Club on a reciprocal visit next season.







The Premier Goal Academy in association with Everton F.C. and under the patronage of H.E. the British Ambassador is continuing with its Global Football Development initiative, supporting Football Development projects in underdeveloped countries in Africa and Asia.

P.G.A. Coaches and Players have contributed footballs and equipment for distribution overseas. Coach Peter Mapendere from the P.G.A. Everton Academy delivered over 50 footballs, training tops and equipment to 3 different youth centres in Zimbabwe recently. In addition to delivering the football equipment, Coach Peter provided coaching sessions and coach education to support football development in the country.

The centres help empower Zimbabwean youths by encouraging them to participate in soccer. This was the second batch of P.G.A. Everton’s contribution to the community since 2012, additional equipment and more footballs will be sent over in the coming months. Every year the P.G.A. supports charitable football projects, having previously sent coaches and equipment to Bangladesh and Africa. Players from the P.G.A. have also been donating footwear and football strips which will be distributed to children overseas as part of the P.G.A.’s Global Football Development initiative. Coach Peter Mapendere from the Everton Premier Goal Academy delivered over 50 footballs, training tops and equipment to a youth centre for under privileged children in Africa this week in addition to providing coaching sessions and coach education to support football development in the country.


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The Everton Way is a complete Academy programme, developed by coaches at Everton Football Club. As the Everton Way philosophy develops, so does the language. The language we use is simply a method of communication that works well with the players. Here is a glossary of some of the terms we use:

Back Foot; The receiving player’s foot furthest away from a team mate who passes to him. Bibs; Bibs are coloured tops that go over the top of your playing strip for coaching exercises. Check Your Shoulders; Have a look around. Look for space, opposing players, team mates depending on the situation. Cushion; An instruction to take the pace off the ball. Decision; A coaching question to ask if the player has chosen the right technique or pass for any given situation. Excite Me; A prompt for coaches to encourage players to be more inventive. Eyes on the ball on contact; Eyes should be looking at the ball when the foot makes contact. Fix your shape; Get your body ready to receive the ball. This is likely to be on the back foot. Functions; Functions are practices designed to isolate the individual and work specifically on the area covered by the individual. Get into line; The player must make sure they are directly in front of the thrower to receive the ball to make sure they are in the best position to control the ball easily. Get in the gaps; A term used to encourage players to move into gaps between opposing players. Groups; Groups are a combination of units working together e.g. the two strikers working with the midfield or the midfield working with the back four. Instep/laces; The area on the top of the foot. Key points; Key points highlight what a player should concentrate on and what a coach should be looking for in developing a technique or move. The key points are set out in a logical order of things to do or action.


Patience; A prompt for coaches to encourage the players to maintain possession and wait for the right opportunity to play forward. Phase of play; Phase of play is practice that works with units and groups in certain areas of the pitch. Playing in the hole; Playing in the space behind the oppositions midfield and ahead of the defensive line. Shaping up; Using body shape to disguise the intention of play. Take over; This is when one player takes over possession of the ball from a team mate. Tempo; Increasing the speed of play. Touch out of feet; A correctly weighted touch of the ball to aid acceleration. Tread the grapes; A term used to tell younger players to prepare and be ready to move with the ball. When instructed the players should bend their knees slightly, raise their heels off the floor and be ready to move pushing off on the balls of their feet. Units; Units are a core set of players in a match situation e.g. the defence is a unit, as is the attack. What can you do?; A coaching question to encourage the players to think about the best options available when in control of the ball. What can you see?; A coaching question to encourage players to look around for options. Where can you go?; A coaching question to encourage the players to trhink about their movement off the ball and where best to run. Touch tight; The distance a defender should stay in relation to an opposition striker – close enough to reach out and touch.


The official opening of the new P.G.A. venue at Bayan Park was conducted by H.E. the British Ambassador, Mr. Frank Baker - patron of the Premier Goal Academy in association with Everton F.C. The Ambassador was joined on this special occasion by Mr. Roger Kyriacou, Deputy General Manager - Porsche Centre Kuwait and Hany Marie, Marketing Manager at Porsche Centre Kuwait, Behbehani Motors Company., official sponsors of the P.G.A. Community programme.


PGA Magazine 2013  

Premier Goal Academy

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