this is exactly what a neighbour of mine did. he was a football player for the state level in his prime years. he trained his children since they were young and saw a potential in one of his sons. he is a left foot striker!!! the father enrolled him in the brazil football club and his son's talent started shining. his son's coach noticed and advised my neighbour to send his son to england for training. he got chosen and played for arsenal under 12. now, he has secured another 2 year contract with another club. the way i see it, one day he will be another fabregas... http://www.mysinchew.com/node/42206
while we think of the many worldly elements of our children's future, never let the hereafter be an oversight. we must also think strategically for their eternal future. my best friend nuff had once said which shocked me into realisation... even if we burn in the hellfire, never let our children smell the hellfire. i know that we cannot guarantee tomorrow but at least, we could try to help them pave their paths strategically.
spotting a talent is important... nevertheless, what is more important is helping that child maximise his/her talent and realise his/her dream.