Our ground-breaking Asian Star initiative will return for an eighth year in May, 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 30 May.
More than 300 youngsters attended last year’s event with former Chelsea striker and club ambassador Tore Andre Flo in attendance to cast his eye over those playing and hand out the trophies.
Asian Star was launched in 2009 and has grown in size ever since, with those attending competing 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. Workshops and useful information will also be available on the day for parents.