KUWAIT CITY, Aug 31: VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, announced that the top 16 qualifying players will be travelling to Madrid in Spain, to practice at Real Madrid Academy’s ground in Valdebebas sport city, from Aug 31 until Sept 7, 2016.
Commenting on this occasion, Abdulrazzaq Bader Al-Essa, Director of Corporate Communications at VIVA said: “We are looking forward to an exciting trip with this group of young players (between 13 and 16 years old), as they have shown great potential and are keen to learn more. We are very pleased to have been able to support these young athletes in bringing them closer to their dream of becoming professional football players.”
He added: Real Madrid Soccer School “RMSS” is one of the initiatives that VIVA aims to support the youth through it, enhance their skills and grant them the opportunity to learn and communicate with international and professional coaches to earn the needed experience that lead them to fulfill their dreams.”
Players were selected from over 400 participants who joined the RMSS tryouts, held in last May, and will get the opportunity to travel to Madrid to join a training camp to get trained by famous soccer team coaches.
A team from VIVA in addition to professionals and coaches will accompany the players to ensure their safety.
A judging committee from RMSS chose the top 16 players.
Each of them were judged based on their foot-balling capability and talent, physical fitness, discipline, their communication skills amongst each other as players and their general conduct on and off the field.
The training program focused on different technical areas, such as dribbling, short passing, turning and finishing.
The programs were also designed to develop young players in other fields, such as tactical understanding, and mental, physical and social growth.
Players’ daily trainings will be covered through VIVA’s official social media platforms on Snapchat “VIVAtelecom” and Instagram “VIVAtelecom.”