5 Saudi football talents earn trip to Spain as guests of Real Madrid FC



JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS

Published — Tuesday 5 February 2013

Last update 4 February 2013 11:40 pm

| نسخة PDF Print News | A A

For the past two weeks 160 budding local football talents have been enjoying the time of their young lives at the Real Madrid Youth Training Camp, hosted in Jeddah by Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ), where they had the unique opportunity of being coached by a team of football professionals from the Real Madrid Youth Training Institution.
For some, it could be a life changing experience that sets them on the road to a career as professional players.
Commenting on the huge popularity of the youth initiative, Adel Ezzat, managing director of Marketing at ALJ, said: “It has been a great pleasure to welcome the team of coaches from the Real Madrid Youth Training Institution and see them put our young local talents through their paces. Equally, it was a joy to see the young players’ keenness to benefit from world-class training by experts from one of the world’s greatest football clubs. Through this varied program full of fun, educational and innovative football activities, the youngsters have learned Real Madrid FC values such as leadership, fellowship, tolerance and participation, all qualities that will benefit them throughout their lives.”
The Real Madrid Youth Camp was held at Saudia Sports City in Jeddah for two weeks from Jan. 16 to 31, where the young participants were divided into three age brackets: 7-9, 10-12 and 13-16, and formed into nine groups, each named after a Real Madrid first team player: Ronaldo, Alonso, Marcelo, Pepe, Modric, Ramos, Ozil, Casillas and Di Maria. The training focused on the four mainstays of the program: technical and tactical skills, physical and motor skills, health, and values education.
ALJ celebrated the successful conclusion of the training program with a recognition ceremony held on last Thursday at Saudia Sports City Club. All the young trainees were presented with certificates of participation, leading up to the highlight of the event which was the announcement of the five most promising young players who will be sent on an all expenses paid trip to Spain. The five winners were selected from the categories: Best Attacker, Best Midfielder, Best Defender, Best Goalkeeper and Best Disciplined Player.
As one of the Kingdom’s leading companies, Abdul Latif Jameel is committed to being a proactive member of the community and believes in supporting the Kingdom’s youth by initiatives that develop their talents and challenge their ambitions to excel in their chosen field.

What's happening around Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom has shared very friendly relations with the United States since the beginning of bilateral ties in the 1930s when full diplomatic relations were established. Despite all the ups and downs in recent years on certain policies, especially on...
AL-NAIRIYA: Women in Al-Nairiya governorate have called on the government to only allow gender-based voting because they believe this would allow women to get places on the new municipal councils.Nouf Al-Otaibi, a businesswoman in the area, said men...
RIYADH: Women in Saudi Arabia have been allocated a package of services to ensure their development and employment, Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani said Tuesday.The minister was speaking at the first panel discussion at the second National Business...
JEDDAH: Security authorities in Turaif in the Northern Border Province have arrested a young man in his 20s for killing his parents and wounding his siblings at their house on Wednesday.The arrested man reportedly used a sharp object to kill his pare...
The Date and Palm Festival, organized by the Royal Commission for Jubail (RCJ) at the Al-Fanateer waterfront in Jubail Industrial City, has received more than 90,000 visitors since its launch last Thursday.In addition, on Sunday the event received mo...
JEDDAH: Over two million animals would be available for slaughter this Haj season, according to the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI).Suleiman Al-Jabri, chairman of the JCCI’s livestock traders committee, said that more than 1 million sh...

Stay Connected

Facebook