This summer, eight boys, aged between ten and 16 years-old, belonging to the BISP Cruzeiro Football Academy based at British International School, Phuket (BISP), trained at the home of Brazilian champions Cruzeiro EC to learn about the facilities, watch the training of the professional team, and meet the players.

Cruzeiro International Development Coordinator Adriano Queiroz explained that the Phuket-based student-athletes were invited to spend a month in Brazil, where they participated in various activities in the city of Belo Horizonte, where Cruzeiro are based.

“These athletes are part of the Cruizeiro Academy programme in Thailand, where they train with our methodology,” explained Queiroz. “This summer these boys came to Belo Horizonte to experience everything that is currently happening in our club.”

“In Thailand, they train in our famous blue shirt and hear many things about Cruzeiro, but when they came here they were amazed. It has been a great opportunity for them to meet with and learn from our professional players, the president, and everyone at the Brazilian champions,” he added.

The BISP Cruzeiro Football Academy was established in August 2014 as a partnership between Cruzeiro EC and British International School, Phuket. The agreement has already seen great results, including winning gold in three different categories at the 13th edition of the BISP Soccer Sevens, held in November last year.

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For more information on the BISP Cruzeiro Football Academy, visit or contact Head Coach Jonathas Candido: [email protected]