sporting Clube de Goa youth players
18 Sporting Clube de Goa players to attend Barcelona camp
As part of their community outreach programme, Goan I-League outfit Sporting Clube de Goa has sponsored eighteen players to attend the Barcelona camp, from the 24th to the 28th of April, at Tilak Maidan, Vasco.
A meeting was organised between the management of the club and the parents of the wards, to fine tune the details of the trip.
Speaking on the occasion, Sporting Goa CEO Victor Fernandes thanked Sporting Goa president Peter Vaz for sponsoring the talented players so that they can further polish their skills.
“We are very grateful to our president Peter Vaz, whose passion and vision for Goan football has driven him to sponsor 18 talented players. For the president this is just the beginning, as the club is currently laying a new lush turf with drainage so we can put more emphasis on youth development.”
Speaking on behalf of the parents, Eddie Noronha urged as many parents to go and watch their children participate. “The Barcelona camp is a fantastic experience, but once it is over it is the parents who can also play a major part in promoting football at the grassroots level,” stated Eddie.
Don Bosco student Shanon Viegas, who has recently returned from Barcelona where he was selected along with four other Goans to represent the India XI, was excited to be attending further training with the Barcelona coaches. “In Barcelona the coaches showed us how to position ourselves when in possession and without possession. This has made me tactically more confident,” remarked Shanon.
“The Don Bosco PE teachers have worked hard to achieve excellent results for the school. Football is continuously evolving, I feel if the talented youngsters pick up even one or two new ideas from the Barcelona camp it will be beneficial not only for the school but for our youth teams,” signed off Sporting Goa manager Anju Albuerquerque.
Photo: The participants and their parents along with CEO Victor Fernandes and manager Anju Albuerquerque at Don Bosco School, Panjim.