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Barcelona Legend Patrick Kluivert Visits LaLiga Academy in the UAE


30 Jan 2019

Barcelona Legend Patrick Kluivert Visits

LaLiga Academy in the UAE


Dubai, UAE – January 30, 2019 - LaLiga Ambassador and Barcelona legend Patrick Kluivert, paid a visit yesterday to LaLiga Academy UAE’s training grounds in Dubai.

Patrick Kluivert was part of a LaLiga delegation headed by Fernando Sanz, LaLiga Director General in MENA and Head of International Sports Projects. They were welcomed by over 200 budding LaLiga Academy footballers and their parents.

Kluivert and Sanz oversaw the training programs developed for academy players as well as participating in the program developed for the LaLiga High Performance Centre players.  Kluivert was impressed with the facilities and expressed his enthusiasm for the development program of the Academy: “LaLiga Academy is unique because it’s the first in the world, bringing together the best of Spanish football training methods, which are delivered by LaLiga coaches to give the youth in the UAE a clear development pathway.”

Commenting on the Academy’s second season, Fernando Sanz said: “In the past 18 months we trained over 1,500 young footballers at the LaLiga Academy, many of whom have had the level to be scouted into our High Performance Centre.  We are committed to the development of youth footballers across the UAE and are certain that with the quality of training and the highly qualified coaches we have in the UAE that we will continue to find strong footballers who will grow to become professionals in the future.”

Open to boys and girls from 4 to 18 years, LaLiga Academy, delivers the highest standard of Spanish football training, across six (6) locations in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, while providing a pathway to professional football careers as well as scholarships to top universities.

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About LaLiga Academy UAE

LaLiga Academy UAE, the only scouting academy of its kind, will elevate youth football to unprecedented professional levels.  The Academy’s UEFA certified coaches deliver the highest standard of Spanish football training to youth across the UAE. Training focuses on football technique, skills and fitness as players develop, preparing them for competitive matches, while guiding them to improve their physical, emotional and mental strength.

The Academy will uncover the UAE’s top talents who will be trained at standards that will enable them to be scouted to play professional football at national and international clubs and academies. With LaLiga Academy, players also have the opportunity to obtain a football scholarship to study at the best universities.

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