LaLiga Camps come to town

One of the more than 160 aspiring young footballers shows off his skills during the Johannesburg leg of LaLiga Camps, in August.
More than 160 aspiring young footballers, from under-10 to under-18, attended the Johannesburg LaLiga Camps at the St Stithians College in August, receiving expert coaching from LaLiga UEFA Pro Licence coaches Toni Alvarez and Luis Martinez and experienced local IBERCUP coaches.

Following the success of the first LaLiga Camps held in South Africa, in partnership with international youth football tournament IBERCUP, the next round of LaLiga Camps will now be held in Cape Town from Monday December 6 to Sunday December 12, in Hout Bay.

More than 160 aspiring young footballers, from under-10 to under-18, attended the Johannesburg LaLiga Camps at the St Stithians College in August, receiving expert coaching from LaLiga UEFA Pro Licence coaches Toni Alvarez and Luis Martinez and experienced local IBERCUP coaches.

In addition to the players camp, there will also be a special coaches clinic on Saturday and Sunday November 27 and 28.

After the resounding success of the first LaLiga Camps with IBERCUP, the Camps will now move to Hout Bay in Cape Town and give girl and boy footballers from the Mother City the chance to experience world-class coaching.

“We were very encouraged by the success of the first LaLiga Camps in South Africa, held jointly with our valued partners IBERCUP, in Johannesburg. And we are excited to now host these Camps in Cape Town in November, where we will once again bring top LaLiga coaches from Spain to share the methodology and training methods of Spanish football with young South African footballers. These Camps are important in sharing LaLiga’s knowledge and expertise for the benefit and development of South African football. They are also important in sharing the sport’s intrinsic values that will lead them to become better footballers and better people as well,” said Marcos Pelegrin, managing director of LaLiga Southern Africa.

“The partnership between LaLiga and IBERCUP has been a resounding success and proves that there are football opportunities to provide inclusion for participation in international football and talent identification programs for South African players, even in these difficult times. Since concluding the Johannesburg camps we have been inundated with requests from all corners of South Africa to extend the camps footprint and we are considering expanding the project to further regions over the next few years. With the expertise in football knowledge of LaLiga and the IBERCUP network, we are on the path to change the fortunes and face of youth football in South Africa and I can’t wait to see the talent in Cape Town,” added Michael Bender, CEO IBERCUP.

An important objective of the camps, with its special focus on developing youth football, is to give disadvantaged youth from all over South Africa – who would not ordinarily have access to the opportunity – the chance to be coached by top LaLiga and IBERCUP coaches.

Players and coaches who wish to register their interest for the LaLiga Camps in Cape Town and get more information on the camps can visit www.laligacampssa.com.

For updates and developments leading up to and during the Cape Town LaLiga Camps, in partnership with IBERCUP, follow the following social media handles:

Instagram : @laligacamps.sa

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