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FC Porto head to town

FOOTBALL: Next week, coaches from the FC Porto Youth Academy will be arriving on the island to host a Player Development Camp, in what will be the club’s very first ever visit to Thailand.

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Matt Pond

Thursday 11 August 2016, 03:26PM


Jose Mourinho was appointed head coach of Porto in 2002, winning the Primeira Liga, Taca de Portugal, and UEFA Cup in 2003. Photo: Miguel Riopa/AFP
Jose Mourinho was appointed head coach of Porto in 2002, winning the Primeira Liga, Taca de Portugal, and UEFA Cup in 2003. Photo: Miguel Riopa/AFP

Futebol Clube do Porto, commonly known as FC Porto or simply Porto, is a professional football team playing in the top Portuguese domestic league, Primeira Liga.

Founded on September 28, 1893, Porto is one of the “Big Three” teams in Portugal – together with Lisbon-based rivals Benfica and Sporting CP – that have appeared in every season of the Primeira Liga since its establishment in 1934.

FC Porto are two-times winners of the “Champions League”, two times winner of the “Europa Cup”, and 27 times winners of the Primeira Liga.

Phuket Soccer School (PSS) and Global Image Sport (GIS) are the people behind bringing this great football club to Phuket, and this will be a great opportunity for young football enthusiasts to be trained by some of the greatest coaches on the planet.

The FC Porto Player Development Camp, being held at HeadStart International School from Aug 16-19, will be delivered by FC Porto’s Academy coaches and will focus on both tactical awareness and technical ability; it seeks to nurture greater playmaker creativity, mental alertness and on-the-ball skills to improve player competency to solve competitive game-related challengs.

The camp will be limited to 20, 8-11-year-old players from 9am to midday and 20, 12-15 year-old players from 4pm - 7pm.

In addition, PSS, GIS, and FC PORTO will be running CSR projects on Saturday August 20 at HeadStart as follows:

9am-10am – Phuket Coaches and Teachers education clinic. This clinic is open to any interested candidates, please contact PSS Head Coach Martin Hill to register.

10am-11am – Players Clinic for local underprivileged kids. Please contact PSS Office manager Khun Christin for more information at c.wolferstaedter@phuketsoccerschools.com.

Places for the FC Porto Player Development Camp are strictly limited and payments and placements are being accepted by cash at the HeadStart Office and online by credit card at www.phuketsoccerschools.com

For more information on the FC PORTO visit to Phuket or Phuket Soccer Schools please contact Head Coach Martin Hill at m.hill@phuketsoccerschools.com or call direct on 085 331 0295.

Benefits

  • FC Porto world class professional coaching applying academy coaching curriculum.

  • Get spotted! Standout players invited to FC Porto Elite Academy in Portugal.

  • Camp venue: the first class campus facilities of HeadStart Int’l School.

  • Fast track entry to Phuket Soccer Schools Academy.

  • Greta fun and an educational development experience for boys and girls aged six to 18 years.

Details

Dates: Aug 16-19

Session times: Ages 8-11 – 9am-midday

Ages 1-15 – 4pm-7pm

Age groups: Boys – 8-15

Girls – 9-16

Venue: HeadStart International School

39/99 Moo 4, Vichitsongkram Rd,

Soi Na Seau 1, T.Vichit, A.Muang,

Phuket 83000

Cost: B10,500 ($300)

Included: 12 hours couching by FC Porto Academy coaches

FC Porto Academy Camp kit

Personalised photo with coaches

Camp attendance certificate

Standouts invited to FC Porto Academy

 

 

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