Zenith Energy, in partnership with Aberdeen Football Club, Aberdeen Football Community Trust, Gorée Offshore Engineering and Woodside Energy Senegal, is thrilled to announce the triumphant conclusion of a four-day football camp in Thiès, Senegal. The camp held last week by the well engineering consultancy and project management company brought together more than sixty enthusiastic youngsters, both boys and girls, for an unforgettable football experience.
Martin Booth, Managing Director of Zenith Energy, and Chris Collie, Operations Director, joined the young footballers in Senegal, along with esteemed AFC coaches. Over the course of the academy, the players displayed remarkable energy, enthusiasm, and dedication, honing their skills, and embracing the values of teamwork and sportsmanship.
Central to the camp’s resounding success was the dedication and expertise of the coaching team. Despite being in a foreign country with scorching temperatures of 35°C, coaches Brent Bruce and Paul Davidson remained unfazed. They delivered meticulously planned sessions with enthusiasm and adaptability, even overcoming language barriers with the help of translators. Notably, the coaches even embraced the local language, Wolof, as part of their immersive experience.
By the second session, they had succeeded in fostering team spirit and drawing out the youngsters' potential. The smiles on the faces of both the coaches and the young participants were a testament to the joy, learning, and fun that characterised this football camp.
Martin Booth, Managing Director of Zenith Energy, says, “I would like to express my gratitude to all partners and participants for their contributions to this remarkable event. The camp's resounding success serves as a testament to the power of collaboration and shared dedication to nurturing young talent. Aberdeen Football Club and Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust have been so supportive of this project and coaches Brent Bruce and Paul Davidson really stepped up to the plate given the language barrier and the ever-so-slightly warmer climate! They embraced everything that was thrown at them. Looking ahead, we are committed to contributing to the communities we work in and are excited to see how this can be developed further. As we continue our work and projects in this part of the world, we also commit to supporting the local community in different ways.”