FC Barcelona Escola to hold open try-outs in Cebu today
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Freeman) - October 2, 2014 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines -  The FC Barcelona (FCB) Escola Football Camp will stage its Cebu open try-outs and selection date for the underprivileged kids football camp scholarship at 5 p.m. today at the Cebu City Sports Center.

The event is open to children, ages 8 to 14, boys and girls, who are talented, passionate in football and come from underprivileged families.

In the trials, deserving children who will be chosen will be given a football camp scholarship, guaranteeing their slot to participate in the five-day world-class football training of FC Barcelona Escola Football Camp Philippines set on October 26 -30 at the Aboitiz Sport Field in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City.

A technical committee has been formed to participate in the selection process. It includes Carles Martin of FC Barcelona Escola Asia Pacific, officials from the Cebu Football Association, and some members of the organizing FC Barcelona Escola.

The FC Barcelona Escola Camp Philippines is organized by Team Socceroo, headed by the Reyes brothers Nicholas, Michael, and Paulus, who are committed in the development and growth of Phl football through grassroots programs.

“We believe in the best Barca training of integral development of the students in both values and methods. Football learning is much more than passing and kicking the ball. It’s important to learn and have fun, while practicing success values of respect, teamwork, community spirit, solidarity and friendship. This makes FC Barcelona always the number one international football club on and off the pitch,” said Nicholas Reyes.

His brother Michael, continued: “We recognize that there are many Filipino children who are talented and have great potential in the world of football. With our partners and great supporters, we again bring this year bring more football scholarships for the 5-day FC Barcelona Escola Football Camp Philippines.”

To close, Paulus shared, “We are committed in the development of grassroots football in the country. Filipinos are lucky to be able to participate in FC Barcelona Escola in the country. Take advantage of this and pursue your football passion!”

Selected local coaches will also experience and learn the methodology and philosophy of the Barca way. An autographed jersey of Messi with a dedication to Philippines and several autographs of the first team Barca players will also be displayed during the camp.

For those, interested to sign up for the camp, one may visit and register at the website: http://www. fcbescolaphilippines.com. (PR) (FREEMAN)

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