With one of the best school sports programmes in all of Asia, British International School, Phuket (BISP) currently has four major Sports Academies: namely the BISP JSA Swim Academy, BISP RPT Tennis Academy, BISP Golf Academy and the BISP Cruzeiro Football Academy.

Each has dedicated professional coaches committed to creating future champions, with teachers that support athletes to achieve academic excellence while pursuing their athletic ambitions.

In a groundbreaking development, and as recognition of the rapid progress of the BISP Cruzeiro Football Academy, the school has had two of their youngest and most talented footballers attend training sessions with the first team elite youth side for the world’s biggest football club: Real Madrid FC. Both boys have also participated in training sessions and games with fellow Spanish top sides Atletico Madrid FC and ADA Alcorcon.

Micah Duchowny, aged 11, and his younger brother Jonah travelled to Spain where they had the opportunity to showcase their football skills and participate in games amongst the incredible talent found at Real Madrid, with the possibility of one day joining the Spanish-based European Champions.

Football has already played a great role in helping Micah and Jonah see the world. They have given outstanding performances during recent camps, games and trails at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Cruzeiro EC Youth Academy in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Both boys and their father Bobby Duchowny credit their development to BISP Cruzeiro Football Academy Coach Head Jonathas Candido and the programme for footballing excellence he has implemented at British International School, Phuket since his arrival two years ago.

Prior to his arrival in Phuket, Jonathas was Youth Football Coach and Scout for the leading professional football club in Brazil, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, where he led the Cruzeiro U20 team to national honours.

For more information on the BISP Cruzeiro Football Academy, contact Head Coach Jonathas Candido: [email protected]. Or visit: www.bisphuket.ac.th/sports/bisp-cruzeiro-football-academy