The du La Liga High Performance Centre (du La Liga HPC) U16 & U18 teams have arrived in Spain for a 21-day intensive training camp and competitive matches against some of La Liga’s top youth club teams including Sevilla FC and Malaga FC.
The 36 traveling athletes represent the nation’s top players from the U18 and U16 categories who were selected from across the UAE through the duFC platform to join the du La Liga HPC, where they undergo a rigorous year-round training program designed and executed to LaLiga standards by a team of highly qualified LaLiga coaches.
This annual trip to Spain represents a unique opportunity for the du La Liga HPC talents to be discovered by scouts from LaLiga clubs during their intensive training camp and matches, which may lead to invitations for trials and contract awards.
The young athletes, who hail from the four corners of the UAE, represent over 15 nationalities including UAE, France, UK, Egypt, Jordan, Iran and Morocco.
Their mental and physical strengths will be put to the test at a new international level and they look forward to learning new skills from the world’s strongest league during their intensive training schedule.
The du LaLiga HPC players’ camp kicked off on Thursday with an intensive program that included two training sessions a day. The team is scheduled to play the likes of Cadiz, Sevilla, Almeria and Granada with a grand finale against Malaga CF, pencilled in for August 19.
Throughout the 21-day period, coaches and scouts from La Liga clubs will be invited to attend the training and matches to scout for talents.