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Holmes sweet home for kids at football academy


By Will Clark


When Mark Holmes launched his football academy 20 months ago, nothing could have prepared him for the difference it would make to so many kids.

Last month, the former Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Ross County player headed out to

West Africa to see his school and athletes for the first time.

The Mark Holmes Football Academy in Kumasi has over 220 registered players aged between four and 17 as well as nine coaches led by head coach Solomon Owsu.

The school is attracting a lot of attention in the country and further afield with football clubs in Ghana and in Europe showing interest in the academy’s players.

But as well as giving kids a chance to showcase their skills to professional clubs, Holmes says he is most proud of how it is improving the life of youngsters.

Read more in today's Inverness Courier.



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