Youngsters in Johannesburg are taken through their paces by La Liga UEFA Pro Licence coaches Toni Alvarez and Luis Martinez. In November, young footballers in Cape Town will get their chance. Photo: Supplied
Youngsters in Johannesburg are taken through their paces by La Liga UEFA Pro Licence coaches Toni Alvarez and Luis Martinez. In November, young footballers in Cape Town will get their chance. Photo: Supplied

Cape Town youngsters to get expert coaching from La Liga coaches

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Sep 13, 2021

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CAPE TOWN – Young footballers from Cape Town, between the ages of 10 and 18, will receive expert coaching from top LaLiga coaches in November.

From November 22 to 28, LaLiga UEFA Pro Licence coaches Toni Alvarez and Luis Martinez and experienced local IBERCUP coaches will give young girls and boys footballers from the Mother City the chance to experience world-class coaching of the highest standards.

“We were very encouraged by the success of the first LaLiga Camps in South Africa, held jointly with our valued partners IBERCUP, in Johannesburg. And we are excited to now host these Camps in Cape Town in November, where we will once again bring top LaLiga coaches from Spain to share the methodology and training methods of Spanish football with young South African footballers,” said Marcos Pelegrin, Managing Director of LaLiga Southern Africa.

“These Camps are important in sharing LaLiga’s knowledge and expertise for the benefit and development of South African football. They are also important in sharing the sport’s intrinsic values that will lead them to become better footballers and better people as well,” Pelegrin said.

IBERCUP CEO Michael Bender added: ““The partnership between LaLiga and IBERCUP has been a resounding success and proves that there are football opportunities to provide inclusion for participation in international football and talent identification programs for South African players, even in these difficult times. Since concluding the Johannesburg camps we have been inundated with requests from all corners of South Africa to extend the camps footprint and we are considering expanding the project to further regions over the next few years.

“With the expertise in football knowledge of LaLiga and the IBERCUP network, we are on the path to change the fortunes and face of youth football in South Africa and I can’t wait to see the talent in Cape Town.”

The camps will take place at Green Point Stadium, and players and coaches who wish to register their interest for the LaLiga Camps and get more information on the camps can visit www.laligacampssa.com.

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