Thursday 19 September, 2019

VIDEO: Leon Bailey, Phoenix Academy to be documented in film

Founder of the Phoenix Football Academy, Craig Butler (left)  and his sister Laura Butler in conversation with the English film crew of Louis Myles (right) and Scott Munro (partly hidden), at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, on Monday.

Founder of the Phoenix Football Academy, Craig Butler (left) and his sister Laura Butler in conversation with the English film crew of Louis Myles (right) and Scott Munro (partly hidden), at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, on Monday.

A  team from England is now in the country to film a documentary on the Phoenix Football Academy and will also be tracking the journey of Leon Bailey, the academy's most successful graduate.

The 20-year-old Bailey, who has never played for Jamaica, currently plies his trade for Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayer Leverkusen captured Bailey in January on a five-year deal after agreeing a fee with Genk

The Jamaican had been heavily scouted by English Premier League side Manchester United who were rumoured to be weighing up a move for the exciting winger. 

The film will focus on the academy and its contribution to the advancement and improvement of young Jamaicans.

The film crew will also visit Malta, where a number of players from the academy currently ply their trade.

Louis Myles and Scott Munro, who will be filming the documentary, arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Monday, where they were met by Craig Butler, the founder of Phoenix Football Academy.

For more, check out the video edited by Richard Baker.

 

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