Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Manchester United and Clear announce a search for the top 32 footballers in the country.

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Manchester United and Clear announce a search for the top 32 footballers in the country.
by rick olivares

Clear, the world’s number one shampoo for men, announced a partnership with the world’s biggest football club, Manchester United, for a development program that will culminate in a three-day Clear-Manchester United Football Camp facilitated by the Clear-Manchester United Soccer Schools.

Thirty-two young footballers from around the country will be given the opportunity to be tutored by UEFA accredited coaches who will utilize the club’s prestigious training program that has worked with world-class players such as David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, and Clear global endorser and 2014 FIFA Ballon D’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Manchester United has over 10 million followers in the Philippines and I am delighted with this opportunity to bring our soccer schools to the country through our partnership with Clear,” announced Jamie Reigle, Managing Director of Manchester United Asia Pacific. Clear and Manchester United share a common philosophy in football development, and I am excited by the extensive program of activity that we will be delivering together. There is a full curriculum in terms of skills, tactics, preparations and diet. The curriculum is set by the Manchester United (first team) coaches, and the official coaches coming to the Philippines have been trained in that philosophy.”

“This is a step closer to Clear’s goal of inspiring the next generation of young footballers in the country,” said Gina Lorenzana, Unilever Vice President for Personal Care.

To kick off the search, Clear, in partnership with the United Football League (UFL), will hold try-outs in Davao, Bacolod, Cebu and Metro Manila.

Interested applicants can apply by going to starting February 1 or by calling 0999-768-4551. Tryouts will take place in the following dates March 22 (Cebu), March 23 (Iloilo), March 29 (Davao), March 30 (Metro Manila), April 25-27 (Camp).

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