The Malta Independent 19 April 2019, Friday

27 students to participate in a 4-day football training camp in Serbia

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 08:23 Last update: about 29 days ago

For the first time ever, the National Sport School is giving 27 students, specialising in football, the opportunity to participate in a training camp abroad. This group of students will be taking part in a four-day training camp in Belgrade Serbia between the 25th and 29th March.

The students will be training alongside and competing against the professional football academies Red Star Belgrade, Partizan Belgrade and Cukaricki. The students will be under the helm of the school's football head coaches, Mr Paul Zammit and Mr Stefan Sultana.

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The Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations Clifton Grima said that this camp will be a unique experience to the students, but it will also as exposure, since part of the arrangements include observation by high profile Serbian FA personnel.

"I'm sure that this will be a great experience for our students, and I hope that they will make the most of it. The National School of Sport aims to organise similar camps in other disciplines" said Parliamentary Secretary Grima.

The football coaches and school administration accompanying these young footballers will also have the opportunity to train and share best practice with their professional coaches.

Head of school Robert Magro is the brain behind this initiative, and who has worked hard to provide these young students with the opportunity to experience at first-hand what it means to practice their favourite sport in a professional manner.

The National School of Sport has been operating since 2012 and offers talented young sportsmen the opportunity to continue practicing their sport and at the same time continue their studies at secondary level.


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