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On Tuesday 1 December, the BISP Cruzeiro Football Academy under 13 boys squad left Phuket for a 10 day training trip in Madrid, Spain.

The team, based at British International School, Phuket (BISP), was personally invited by Globalite Sports Management (GSM), following a summer meeting in Madrid between BISP Head Coach Jonathas Candido and GSM representatives, where Candido introduced the football programme at BISP. Under 13 players Micah and Jonah, who are also on the trip this year, were the first to attend the programme in 2014.

During their stay in Spain, the U13 team will tour the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, home of Real Madrid; watch a Champions League game between Real Madrid and Malmo; attend a La Liga game between Real Madrid and Getafe; visit the Spanish National Team facilities and museum; visit Real Madrid Soccer City; hold soccer practices with some of the best youth coaches in Spain; and play friendly games against some of the best football academies in the world: Spanish sides Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, and Alcorcon.

“It’s an amazing opportunity for our players to play against, train with, and test themselves against some of the best clubs in the world,” said Head Coach Candido.

“We plan to make this an annual training camp, allowing some of the best young players in the BISP Cruzeiro Football Academy to experience professional-level training and competition.”

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

British International School, Phuket would like to thank Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort (www.outriggerthailand.com/laguna-phuket-beach-resort/) for their kind sponsorship of this tour.