'The Game' documentary set for screening
‘The Game’, a documentary focusing on the Pro Touch Soccer Academy (PTSA), a set-up looking to help young aspiring footballers with the chance to break into the professional game, is screening at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square, London this Sunday (22 July).
Established in February 2006, the Academy is run by London-based sports professionals, which range from Football Association (FA) coaches to qualified youth, sports and fitness workers from the fields of school education and sports management.
Academy founder and director Ash Rahman set his sights on tackling the lack of opportunity available for gifted young footballers to make an impact within the professional game. He came up with an idea of launching a school of excellence, a centre where the most promising players could fine tune their talents and achieve a better understanding of the game.
This project marks PTSA’s third instalment of documentaries depicting journeys of young schoolboys trying to earn that elusive school boy contract. It will predominantly highlight the inner workings of the Academy to insure that the young players get a fair opportunity at the beautiful game.
The concept behind the documentary is to look back over the last few years of the Academy and its members across some of the 32 London Boroughs. It will follow the players, coaches and staff, giving a rare insight into their development and progression.
It will also look at some of the international and UK football tournaments such as the Dana Cup in Denmark and the West Country Cup – exploring the highs and lows of chasing silverware.
Director ‘Shaub Miah’ has been compiling footage for three years to put this third instalment on the big screen.
To find out more about the Pro Touch Soccer Academy, please click here.
To see a trailer for ‘The Game’, please click here.