REAL Madrid Foundation opened its football clinics on Monday at McKinley Hill Stadium in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
Coaches Daniel Landaburu, Jose Agustin Soto Garcia and Joaquin Lopez Martinez are heading the clinics with 36 local coaches and 360 students from the National Capital Region taking part.
The Real Madrid coaches will share the methods and training regime based on the current programs in Real Madrid’s youth development program.
“We are proud to be part of this biggest Real Madrid football clinic in the Philippines. Through the guidance of these professional coaches from Real Madrid Foundation, we hope to produce some of the best football stars in the world,” said Alliance Global Group, Inc. director Kevin L. Tan.
AGI, PinoySports Foundation and Real Madrid Foundation recently signed a partnership agreement in Spain to conduct football clinics for the youth and local coaches in the Philippines.
“It is a great opportunity for the Filipinos to be coached and trained by these three Real Madrid coaches because their methods can produce world’s best players like Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, and Iker Casillas, considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world,” says PinoySports Foundation chairman and former Senator Edgardo Angara.
The formal signing of agreement was led by Tan along with former Senator Ed Angara, Senate Committee on Games, Amusement and Sports chairman Sen. Sonny Angara, Real Madrid Foundation executive vice president Enrique Sanchez, and Real Madrid C.F. director for institutional relations and football legend Emilio Butragueño. Also at the ceremony were Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos Salinas and Philippine Football Federation president Mariano Araneta.
The rolling football clinics will be modeled after the training programs conducted by Real Madrid Foundation in Japan and China.
Real Madrid Foundation is the organization tasked to spearhead the social and cultural awareness programs of Real Madrid by promoting values through sports. The foundation runs permanent and temporary activities and projects in 70 countries and has benefited more than 50,000 youth from different parts of the world.