Come June, youths aged 7 to 17 from Singapore and around the region will have a unique experience in learning from coaches of the Realmadrid FoundationThe foundation which acts as the corporate social responsibility arm of the Spanish footballing giants will be launching the CampusExperience, a programme that combines training by coaches of the Foundation with teaching of the 'values associated with Real Madrid C.F.'
Attending the press conference held at partner school Raffles Institution on Thursday morning, His Excellency Federico Palomera, Ambassador of Spain to Singapore, hoped that the venture will help further bilateral ties between the two nations.
"The arrival of the Realmadrid Foundation CampusExperience to Singapore in partnership with Raffles Institution in summer 2013 underscores the commitment to Asia of one of Spain's most reputable brands, a true ambassador of Spain," said the Ambassador.
"I am confident that this project in Singapore will turn out to be a driver for the advancement of Singapore-Spanish relations."
Football Association of Singapore President, Mr. Zainudin Nordin also welcomed the programme in a prepared statement to the media, adding: We hope this venture will dovetail into FAS' youth development strategies and help identfy and groom local football talent who will do the nation and the beautiful game proud."
CampusExperience will also be using the event to promote social causes by supporting the SportCares Movement and Foundation initiative by the Singapore Sports Council. Two places for every 20 players registered in the CampusExpeiernce programme will be reserved for underprivileged youths in support of SportCares.
The CampusExperience hosted by Raffles Institution is the first such event in South East Asia. More than 100 registrations have already been received for the programme with applications coming from abroad as well. Apart from the Singapore-based players, participants so far include players from Australia, Indonesia, China, Thailand and Philippines.
For more information on CampusExperience please visit www.frmsingapore.com