THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Phuket attracts international football teams

PHUKET: Dr Romeo Jozak has been involved in the development of football at the highest levels, educating coaches at international coaching seminars worldwide, serving on various UEFA committees, teaching a generation of exceptional players as the technical director for last year’s world cup finalists Croatia, and now leading the hopes of a nation in his role as the manager of the Kuwait national team.

Football
By The Phuket News

Thursday 11 April 2019, 04:07PM


Thanyapura football head coach, Steve Wallace (left), and Kuwait national team manager, Romeo Jozak (right). Photo: Thanyapura

Thanyapura football head coach, Steve Wallace (left), and Kuwait national team manager, Romeo Jozak (right). Photo: Thanyapura

Dr Jozak visited Phuket this week as the guest of Thanyapura football head coach, Steve Wallace, to discuss training camps and friendly matches on the island for youth and full national teams.

Even though the 2018 World Cup in Russia is still fresh in the memory, the road to Qatar 2022 takes shape next week, with the draw for the AFC second qualifying round in Kuala Lumpur on April 17.

With the first round of knockout qualifying games already set for June, the six winners over two legs will then join the top 34 ranked nations in the region for group play in September, where Kuwait could potentially be up against the likes of Australia, South Korea, Japan and Thailand.

As part of their preparations, Jozak is leaving nothing to chance. There is a strong possibility that one or more of Kuwait’s group stage opponents will be from the SEA region, and he sees Thanyapura and Phuket as the right place to acclimatise to the conditions and prepare his team for such important games.

New Zealand national team head coach, Fritz Schmid, will also visit later this month, and it is meetings such as these that give Wallace hope that Phuket can become a place where football can gain higher visibility over time.

Zest Real Estate

One of my objectives is to try to bring some teams here so that that young players on the island can be inspired to play and improve. For all of the football that can be seen on TV, there’s no substitute for watching international players train in person or seeing them in a live game, both of which I’ll look to facilitate for local kids.”

Chelsea FC coaches will be in Phuket next week as part of the sold-out Player Development Project. During their stay, Thanyapura will host almost 200 Phuket children from local clubs and schools for free football clinics.

David Monk, Chelsea’s Senior International Development Officer, is looking forward to the week.

I’m very happy that we have the opportunity to collaborate with Thanyapura on a free CSR event to give something back to local players, which is a key part of our club ethos”.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Navy launches operation ’Remove Seastead’

I'm wondering if Thailand has any right to touch this object, from what we are told it is in int...(Read More)


Police hunt for lifelong serial sex offender, rapist with mental problems at large in Phuket Town

Hmmm...how poorly can officials manage a mentally ill person that has proven himself a threat to soc...(Read More)


Mains water supply outage announced

"No water supply,no electricity,by temperatures around 37 degrees....."Silly,couldn't ...(Read More)


Navy launches operation ’Remove Seastead’

300 officials- must be one heck of a photo op!....(Read More)


Navy launches operation ’Remove Seastead’

This whole Seastead affair is a thai exaggerated, overblown, hysterical matter. Where in the world t...(Read More)


Navy launches operation ’Remove Seastead’

300 people involved??? Oh brother. ...(Read More)


Welcoming HMAS Canberra: Australian Navy head to Phuket for training and community activities

Wonder how a Governor + health Officials who have Koh Siray with their poor people in their portfoli...(Read More)


Welcoming HMAS Canberra: Australian Navy head to Phuket for training and community activities

I salute the Australian Navy men and women who going to clean up for 10,000 Koh Siray people,( who s...(Read More)


Push for murder charges against drink-drivers divides force

Harshest action, yes, but legal? Have doubts about that....(Read More)