Chelsea Foundation


The first year of the Chelsea Foundation Soccer School at La Manga Club proved a huge success with places now available for 2019.

Around 250 boys and girls from the UK and Europe gathered at the world-famous sporting resort in Murcia to take part in the soccer schools this summer, with a great blend of ages from six to 16 represented.

Due to the success, an extended range of dates for 2019 have now been finalised at La Manga Club from 1 to 27 July and from 19 to 31 August 2019.

Eduardo Ruiz, La Manga Club’s sports general manager, said: ‘The Chelsea Foundation soccer schools are going really well and we’ve been delighted with the response that we’ve had.

‘The quality of the coaching on offer is second to none and this has been reflected in the popularity of the soccer schools. The number of children taking part has been growing every week and the opportunity to be associated with one of the top football clubs in the world is something that really appeals to our guests.

‘The soccer schools really embrace what La Manga Club is all about – the chance to play sport to the best of your ability while having fun at the same time – and we can’t wait to welcome more up-and-coming footballers of all ages to the resort in 2019.’

The Chelsea Foundation-run soccer schools offer youngsters the chance to train using the same methods the Foundation employs around the world.

Open to boys and girls between the ages of six and 16, the school includes up to three hours’ daily training from the Foundation’s team of expert coaches, with all participants receiving an official Chelsea Foundation Nike training kit of a shirt, shorts and socks. Prices for the 2019 schools start from €295 (approx £260) per person for a week-long training programme.

Boasting extensive facilities including eight FIFA-approved grass pitches, the resort is a popular choice as a destination for domestic and international teams seeking a warm-weather football training break.

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