For the first time, LaLiga will teach the Spanish brand of football to young players in the United Kingdom through LaLiga Camps UK, a football development project in partnership with Swerve Soccer and Bede’s Summer School.
Opening in the south of England in July 2022, LaLiga Camps will offer an immersive youth football experience for players from around the world aged 12-17. Combining LaLiga’s coaching methodology with first-class facilities and unique linguistic and cultural immersion experiences, players will be able to enhance their footballing ability within a 360° training environment.
LaLiga Camps UK will be run by UEFA Pro-certified LaLiga coaches alongside former professional players and advanced high-performance trainers. English and Spanish-language education will be offered, as well as a chance for selected players to attend a 10-day training programme with the youth team of a LaLiga club in Spain.
Allowing participants to enjoy the best of Spanish and British culture, LaLiga Camps residential attendees will also take part in various additional cultural excursions, including city visits and stadium tours, that create unforgettable lifetime experiences.
Óscar Mayo, LaLiga Head of Revenue, Marketing, and International Development said: “We are proud to open LaLiga’s first sporting development project in the birthplace of football, the United Kingdom. Together with our partners Swerve Soccer and Bede’s School, we look forward to providing world-class opportunities for players to develop and learn from Spanish football coaches using the LaLiga methodology”.
Oliver Davies, Swerve Soccer Director said: “We are delighted to join LaLiga as a prestigious partner offering unique opportunities for young footballers, as part of our commitment to high-quality training programs for aspiring professionals all whilst positioning Spain as an attractive destination for players from across the globe”.
Through LaLiga Camps UK, LaLiga continues to expand its sporting project footprint across the globe, including eight full-time academies across Europe, Asia and the Americas. In total, LaLiga has organised nearly 400 sporting projects in 38 countries across five continents since 2015.
Said Juan Florit, LaLiga’s Head of Sports Projects: “This initiative is a big step forward in LaLiga’s strategy of developing youth players and supporting football's global expansion. In addition, LaLiga Camps will offer immersive training opportunities in Spain for selected footballers via our showcase events”.
LaLiga Camps UK will be hosted by Bede’s Summer School, one of England’s premier international summer boarding schools. Accredited by the British Council and a member of English UK and Quality English, Bede’s was founded in 1895 and currently offers elite summer school experiences, in addition to year-round education.
Danny Kenward, Bede’s Assistant Director goes on to say: “This programme is a huge step in the right direction for Bede’s Summer School and a clear display of the diversity we aim for within our international prospectus”.
Participants can select between three different residential camp types ranging from “Complete Football”, “Football and Language” and “Goalkeeper Specific”. An additional camp type labelled as ‘Day Camp’ allows local players the opportunity to attend from early morning to late afternoon.
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