Training begins for Eydhafushi football academy

The "Open Day" of the Da Grande Assistencial International Football Academy in Eydhafushi. ET PHOTO: Raaif Yoosuf

The “Open Day” of the Da Grande Assistencial International Football Academy in Eydhafushi. ET PHOTO: Raaif Yoosuf

 

“There are very talented children here. It is evident from today’s (Saturday) training session. What these children need is good training. The outcome may be football stars if such training is provided.”

These were the first words of the Brazil coach who have started training children for the Eydhafushi football academy to be set up in the Baa atoll capital Eydhafushi island under the auspices of Da Grande Assistencial International Football Academy.

At yesterday’s “Open Day” training, many talented children came to the lime light, compared to the coach’s experiences in China.

The "Open Day" of the Da Grande Assistencial International Football Academy in Eydhafushi. ET PHOTO: Raaif Yoosuf

The “Open Day” of the Da Grande Assistencial International Football Academy in Eydhafushi. ET PHOTO: Raaif Yoosuf

 

The football academy is to be set up in order to pave way for children to excel in soccer.

A training session was held today along with the acceptance of application forms.

The "Open Day" of the Da Grande Assistencial International Football Academy in Eydhafushi. ET PHOTO: Raaif Yoosuf

The “Open Day” of the Da Grande Assistencial International Football Academy in Eydhafushi. ET PHOTO: Raaif Yoosuf

 

A Spanish coach is also training children who are taking part in the Open Day training sessions.

Many children are still requesting to attend the training sessions, according to Mohamed “Faatte” Fasir, the Vice Captain of Eydhafushi Football Team, who is also a member of the coaching team of the training sessions.

The "Open Day" of the Da Grande Assistencial International Football Academy in Eydhafushi. ET PHOTO: Raaif Yoosuf

The “Open Day” of the Da Grande Assistencial International Football Academy in Eydhafushi. ET PHOTO: Raaif Yoosuf

 

He said that children can join the academy by taking part in today’s training session.

“Around a hundred children have now been registered. Every child has to pay MVR 400 (USD 25) as a monthly fee for the academy. Jerseys and shorts will be provided by the academy,” said Faatte.

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