Chelsea community coach chosen as Olympic Torchbearer!

Samsung announce Yusuf Jimacale, a Chelsea Football in the Community coach, as a Torchbearer nominee for the Olympic Torch Relay brings you something a little bit left field for you this evening folks…

Chelsea Football in the Commuity coach Yusuf Jimacale has been nominated as a Torchbearer for the Olympic Torch Relay!

The announcement was made during today’s match against Manchester United.

Jimacale was congratulated on the pitch before fans that showed their appreciation for the commitment Yusuf has shown to developing young football talent.

Born in 1991, Yusuf came to Chelsea Football Club through the Hammersmith and Fulham Kickz project four years ago. Immediately Yusuf showed notable leadership skills and began making a positive impact on his peers whilst gaining relevant coaching qualifications.  

Yusuf delivers coaching sessions at local primary schools on a daily basis and provides three evening-coaching sessions per week. Most recently, Yusuf made an enormous contribution to an Afro-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust event and was a key member of the volunteer team that organised the World Mental Health Day event at Stamford Bridge.

Samsung has been associated with the Olympic Games for almost 25 years and has been the Official Wireless Telecommunications Partner since 1998.

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