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POSTED ON 09/27/2013 7:24 PM | UPDATED 09/27/2013 7:28 PM
MANILA, Philippines -- The FC Barcelona Escola Camp is back in the Philippines for a second go-around.
With FCB Escola Director General Xevi Marce in attendance, organizers of the FC Barcelona Escola Camp announced in a press conference on Friday, September 27 that a second training camp will be held in December this year.
The camp, slated December 18-22 at the Emperador Stadium at the Bonifacio Global City, will feature the development of football skills and methodology to be delivered by trainers from FC Barcelona, unarguably one of the most successful and popular football clubs in the planet.
"Philippine football's resurgence and growth has proven to be a milestone," said head organizer Michael Reyes. "We are pleased that FC Barcelona's philosophy training and methodology will be passed on to more children as well as local coaches."
via InterAKTV | Friday, September 27, 2013 · 10:19 pm
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FCB Escola, the official school of FC Barcelona in Spain, will conduct its second camp this year after its launch in the country last summer.
No less than 144 children aged six to 14 have been invited to join the second FCB Escola camp slated from December 18 to December 22 at the Emperador Stadium in McKinley Hill in Taguig.
“Philippine football’s resurgence and growth has proven to be a milestone. We are pleased that FC Barcelona’s philosophy, training and methodology will be passed on to more children as well as local coaches,” FCB Escola Camp Philippines head organizer Michael Reyes said. “This is a great opportunity to our children and the youth.”
Through a partnership with United Football League squad Team Socceroo, FCB Escola conducted a five-day camp last April for over 140 children, who were trained by coaches from Barcelona and in the country.