Our ground-breaking Asian Star initiative is back for a seventh year, and promises to be bigger and better than ever.
The scheme, the first of its kind undertaken by a professional football club, is designed to give a much-needed boost to Asian participation at all levels of the game with this year’s event taking place on Monday 25 May.
Asian Star was launched in 2009 and has grown in size ever since, attracting almost 400 young players to our Cobham training ground last year, where they competed in a series of matches and tests to examine speed, skill and ability. The winners in each age group were all invited to join the Chelsea Foundation’s Football Development Centres.
Chelsea will also be inviting managers, coaches and scouts from clubs at all levels of the game to identify talented youngsters, and we will work closely with coaches from the Zesh Rehman Foundation on the day, with workshops and useful information available to parents.
We regret that online applications are now closed for this year but please do email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on any places that may be available.