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Robert Duval


Robert Duval was born in Haiti on October 25, 1953. Bobby, as he is affectionately known, has devoted a major part of his life to the promotion of organized soccer and sports in his country.

From 1971-1972 Bobby played three (3) Varsity sports at Nichols College in Massachusetts - soccer, basketball and baseball.

In 1973 he became the National Inter-Collegiate soccer champion in Canada where he played for Loyola University based in Montreal. While vacationing in Haiti, he became the National Champion of basketball in tournaments organized by the Haitian National Federation.

Bobby's very first summer camp for youth in Port-au-Prince was organized in 1981.

In 1984, he became the President of Violette Athletic Club, and led them to the title of CONCACAF Champions League, only the second club to have made that achievement in Haiti's soccer history.

Bobby Duval, in 1995 officially created LAthletique d'Haiti - a Soccer and Sport Academy for boys and girls ages 7 to 20.

Under Duval's supervision there are 30 regular staff trainers who supervise the practice sessions of program.

In 2001 he hired Marcel Salnave, a renowned soccer trainer who has been involved in the development of soccer in Haiti for several years.