FRANK SINCLAIR: NEW ROLE COACHING IN DONCASTER ROVERS ACADEMY
- Former Chelsea favourite will inspire the U16s at Keepmoat Stadium
- His own Academy journey began at Stamford Bridge at the age of 11
- Brings Premiership and World Cup Finals playing experience to his coaching CV
FRANK SINCLAIR rose through the Academy ranks at Chelsea now the starry-eyed kids at English League One side Doncaster Rovers will get the coaching benefit of his playing journey.
The 49-year-old Sport Careers Agency client has won a new role at the Keepmoat Stadium where he will work with the club's Under-16s age group.
Sinclair, who played in the World Cup Finals at France 98 for Jamaica and won 28 international caps, remains in love with the Beautiful Game and it is a role he is relishing.
Frank told the Rovers website: "I am excited about the future and where it can take us. The goal for me is to help get as many players as possible through to the first-team.
"The U16s is a vital part of the pathway. We are trying to prepare them for their scholarships before they could go on to earn a professional contract.
"From my first meeting with Academy manager Tony Cook, I got that sense from him straight away that he thought me joining the club could be really important.
”With my own experience of coming through Chelsea's Academy and making a career for myself he thought that it would be helpful for the players and the coaches across different age groups."
Sinclair won the FA Cup and scored in a League Cup Final triumph for Chelsea in a Stamford Bridge career that saw him make 169 appearances for the Blues.
He moved on to Leicester City in a 2million GBP deal and played 164 top team games there before playing on through England's lower leagues and then embarking on his coaching career.
Frank's own Academy story began at Chelsea at the age of 11.
His wealth of experience and enthusiasm for the game was a huge lure for Doncaster Academy manager Cook who said: "Frank is a massive addition to the Academy.
”He is an infectious person and his playing and coaching background is second to none, which will enhance player development.
"What stood out for me was when he came in to meet us and do some unit work and he put his Rovers track suit on for the first time quicker than a nine-year-old would get into their kit.
"That for me reflects the kind of enthusiasm he brings to the club."