SEVILLA F.C. TO HOST LALIGA FOOTBALL SCHOOLS PROGRAMME IN PUNE
Author(s): City Air NewsPune, May 28, 2019: LaLiga’s flagship programme in India, LaLiga Football Schools will see direct involvement from LaLiga club – Sevilla F.C. The Football Schools projects in TurfUp in Pune will be adopted by the...
Pune, May 28, 2019: LaLiga’s flagship programme in India, LaLiga Football Schools will see direct involvement from LaLiga club – Sevilla F.C. The Football Schools projects in TurfUp in Pune will be adopted by the club. The association will include the involvement of Sevilla F.C in the organisation of training programmes for the coaches, training kits of the participant students and more engagement opportunities for the students like giveaways and merchandising.
The LaLiga Football Schools programme was launched in India in 2018 with the aim of grassroots development of the sport in the country. Top LaLiga clubs are now joining hands with LaLiga and investing into the future talent in this country by hosting select LaLiga Football Schools programmes in three cities in India. The project, with 30+ centres across 14 cities in India, has seen participation from over 10,000 Indian students so far. The participation of the LaLiga clubs will help provide further technical assistance to the coaches and subsequently, the aspiring footballers in the country.
Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director, LaLiga India said, “We are committed to this market and the young football aspirants here. Over the past seven months, we have undertaken various initiatives to ensure a lasting impact on the football environment here. The latest project, in association with our best clubs will help provide an immersive experience to the students. We look forward to working with Sevilla F.C. for a project that’s so close to our heart.”
Jose Castro Carmona, President, Sevilla F.C., said, ““India is a country where Sevilla F.C would like to establish its roots and we are delighted to collaborate with LaLiga for this amazing grassroots project. Sevilla F.C is a club with enormous experience in education and talent development and we are confident in providing the young talent in Pune with the style, values and DNA which characterizes our entity, the same which has taken our team amongst the top eight clubs in Europe according to the UEFA ranking and amongst the most important clubs in the world. We are sure that the kids in Pune will feel motivated and become one of ours and ingrain our essence of being a non-conformist, warrior team and a pursuer of dreams.”
To provide a more holistic experience and increased exposure to the top-performing students from the programme, LaLiga recently announced the LaLiga Football Schools Scholarship, the winners of which would get an opportunity to train in Spain. This year, four students will be training with LaLiga club, CD Leganes for two weeks as a part of this initiative. LaLiga Football Schools also conducted a unique ‘Train the Trainer’ programme to provide guidance to the Indian coaches.