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Leicester City's Fox Hunt program enrolls new members

Leicester City's Fox Hunt program enrolls new members

The Fox Hunt program by Premier League’s Leicester City has published the list of its new members in the fifth season.

In the Fox Hunt’s fifth year, it witnessed nine Thai young talents made the cut and got enrolled in the program: Thanawat Saiphet from Surin, Wisachakorn Saenahem from Khon Kaen Province, Waris Choothong from Bangkok, Trang Province from Trang Province, Wongwat Charoen Thaweesuk from Chonburi, Anucha Kaewkanharn from Bangkok, Chayut Chansui from Buriram Province, Sarawut Samart from Surat Thani, Chatchaphat Buaphan from Chonburi.

The Fox Hunt program was originally created and funded by Leicester City’s owner company King Power in 2006 as an initiative to develop Thai youth football by sending the country’s best talents to train in Leicester City football club.

These players were handpicked by Leicester City’s coaches via numerous try-outs held all across Thailand. The ones who pass will come to England to train professionally at Leicester City’s training facility and also study at prestigious Ratcliffe College for two and a half years.

Since buying Leicester City in 2010, King Power has resurrected the club with many crucial investments on the facility, attracting more sponsors from the East, which ultimately resulted in the historical Premier League title in the 2015/2016 season.

Following that success, the Thai company had in mind to develop youth football, especially in Thailand itself via the link with Leicester City to facilitate Thailand’s young talents with a top-flight football environment.