(WINDSOR, ON) – On Saturday, a soccer camp for children aged 8 through 17 was held at the Novelletto Rosati facility at Malden Park. Local organizers Shane Topalovic, Houssain Kadri, and Stephen Ademolu provided a day of indoor soccer instruction at the sold out event, concentrating on the basics of skills development.
“We concentrated on personal skills, development skills,” said Topalovic. “Passing, shooting, dribbling, things like that. We taught them a lot of technique.”
Organizers had help during the camp of current Major League Soccer cup champion Eriq Zavaleta from Toronto FC. The pro was in town as the camp feature to lend a hand with the putting the kids through their paces.
“Eriq gave them the message of what it takes to compete and make it to the next level or even further,” Topalovic said.
Windsor-born Ademolu got his start in local soccer before becoming a professional in Europe and Topalovic played and coached locally before opening his own fitness facility. Together with Kadri’s Cloudnine Projects, the trio set upon the road to make it a goal to help as many kids as possible to get into sports.
“It’s just nice to give back. We’ve been around the soccer community for a long time and we thought this would be a really cool thing to give back to the community,” Topalovic explained.
Watch for more to come from the organizers in the future.