Real Madrid Football Training Camp in June
Kathmandu, April 25
Subharambh Education and Sports Tour Pvt Ltd today announced the junior football training camp for U-18 players.
The camp, which is being held in coordination with Singapore-based Real Madrid Foundation, will be conducted by two coaches from Real Madrid — Daniel Landaburu Rotella and Rafael Palacios, informed the organisers at a press meet.
“Shubharambh Education and Sports Tours private limited is focused on the development of sports culture in Nepal. To accomplish this goal, it is providing an opportunity of a lifetime to aspiring footballers by hosting a football training camp in Nepal,” said Shubharambh Managing Director Bijay Kumar Khatri, who is also former member of national basketball team.
Around 80 players are expected to take part in the camp which will be held from June 5-9 at the Modern Indian School football grounds. “We will enroll the players on first-come-first-serve basis and we will charge Rs 35,000 to each of them as registration fee,” Khatri added. “The fee covers training, refreshments, transportation, and Real Madrid kits for each participant,” he said. “The camp is not only about training, the kids will also get to learn about team spirit, respect for others and leadership skills. The coaches are Real Madrid certified ones and UEFA A-License holders.”
National cricket team skipper Paras Khadka, who is advisor at Subharambh Education and Sports Tour Pvt Ltd and a Real Madrid fan, said the training camp was an opportunity for the youngsters to open the new avenue for future. “Real Madrid is a huge team and I am happy as well as excited that coaches from the Spanish giants are coming to Nepal. It is a great opportunity for footballers and I hope they will make the most out of it,” Khadka said. “It is a good sign that Nepali sports is going global and the doors are opening for professional set up. I believe the camp will set an example in Nepali sports.”
Naryan Bahadur Shrestha, member of the organising committee, said the event was being held in coordination with the Real Madrid Foundation in Singapore and they worked hard to get in good coaches. “It is not easy to organise such events and I hope it will help the youth footballers in Nepal,” said Shrestha, who is also based in Singapore.
After the training camp, the coaches will select one footballer for a five-day course in Singapore. “Going to Singapore for a five-day training at the Real Madrid Foundation is a big opportunity for a player,” said Khatri, who informed that the estimated budget of the programme was Rs 6.5 million. “We will try to find sponsors for the event.”