The ex-pro footballer, Rachid Chelah, has started a football school in Veldhoven. He will teach young talent from the region. ‘The Future’ was launched on Wednesday evening on the Rood-Wit pitches.
All children, aged seven and up, are welcome. Chelah played for the PSV Youth team, NEC, and FC Dordrecht. His primary goal is to improve young players. “It is a fantastic thing to do; I think I can bring that little bit extra, thanks to my network and experiences as a pro-footballer. If talent flourishes here, I can send them through to the pro-clubs”, he says.
Two other experienced men in this filed – ex-PSVers Adil Ramzi and Gerald Vanenburg – will support Chelah. ‘The goal must, after all, be that no talent goes astray. I support Chelah where I can’, says Ramzi.
Chelah has plans to give children who have a bit of difficulty a bit of extra attention. He also wants to start projects to help children from less wealthy families, and those who are struggling with their weight.
Currently, 45 young footballers have signed up.