Around 180 Children from our Sunshine Sports, Boys and Girl's Shelters and our Tay Ninh Centre for the visually impaired were treated to a coaching session from three of Real Madrid's top youth team coaches. The coaches, who are more used to training the likes of Real Madrid's team of super stars, delighted and inspired with their skills and drills training.
Vietnam, like most of South-East Asia, is football-crazy and Real Madrid and players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are household names here. Excitement was at fever pitch for the three sessions over last Saturday and Sunday; each three-hour session ran through a series of passing drills, technique building and culminated in a mini-tournament.
The event was sponsored by zip manufacturer, YKK Group together with sports management agency, Sporting Republic and Real Madrid Football Club.
We are incredibly grateful to Real Madrid and the project sponsors for giving our Children this fantastic and unforgettable experience.