Blackburn Rovers’ Roberts Selects St. George’s University Summer Football Clinics

From left to right: Fiona Thomson, Otis Roberts (Trustee and Jason's uncle), Joseph Charter (High Commissioner for Grenada), Valerie Charter (wife of High Commissioner), Jason Robert's, Abigail Cochrane (Raitt Orr) and David Regis (Trustee and Jason Robert's uncle).

From left to right: Fiona Thomson, Otis Roberts (Trustee and Jason’s uncle), Joseph Charter (High Commissioner for Grenada), Valerie Charter (wife of High Commissioner), Jason Robert’s, Abigail Cochrane (Raitt Orr) and David Regis (Trustee and Jason Robert’s uncle).

On May 1st at Ewood Park, home of the Blackburn Rovers football club, Jason Roberts announced the creation of his namesake charity, The Jason Roberts Foundation.  The star forward will work with children and young people utlilizing the ethos of football as the route to becoming healthy, responsible and valuable members of their community.

“Through the power of football, I believe we can reach children and young people and get them to believe in themselves and to become the people they know they can be,” said Roberts.  Along with his qualified team of experts including his uncle and football legend Cyrille Regis, Jason Roberts will provide youngsters with the skills they need to excel in life as well as on the field.

Through one-on-one football coaching, children will receive social and life skills training, improved self-confidence, improved fitness levels and overall health.  The project also addresses critical issues commonly faced by youngsters today such as social exclusion.

SGU is thrilled to host this exciting camp for the Jason Roberts Foundation this summer.  Roberts will teach and mentor 250 children and young people from the Caribbean, sharing the skills and sportsmanlike qualities that have pushed him to the top of world football.

“St. George’s University is delighted to support this excellent new initiative.  I have met Jason Roberts and believe him to be an admirable role model for young people in Grenada, who seek to improve their lives through sport,” said Chancellor Charles Modica.  “We at St. George’s, look forward to working with him to ensure the success of the Foundation’s efforts.”

Published 5/03/2007