Mdina Knights Soccer School 2011/ 2012 launched

Mdina Knights Football Club is pleased to announce that, following positive results for the first Mdina Knights Soccer School organised throughout the 2010/2011 football season, the Club has decided to repeat the initiative throughout the 2011/2012 season.

Last season saw two players from the Soccer School make the grade as first team players. Both Luke Busuttil and Jeffrey Ferriggi made appearances in the BOV 3rd Division, with Luke Busuttil becoming the youngest player to have made an appearance in MKFC’s history, and also becoming the youngest ever scorer in the process. His improvement did not go un-noticed, with several clubs, Premier Division included, showing an interest in the 17 year old.

This year, the Mdina Knights Soccer School will be expanding and will have the pleasure of welcoming amongst its ranks players between the ages of 8-11, 12–15 and 16+. Following the Club’s affiliation with the Malta University Sports Club, University students attending the Mdina Knights Soccer School will be also eligible to play for the Malta University Football Team.

Led personally by Technical Director Eric Schembri, an ex-Malta international who has earned a reputation for bringing the best out of young footballers, the Soccer School has first class facilities and equipment at San Anton School and more importantly offers a fantastic environment where you can improve your football skills, make friends and above all have fun! Eric Schembri, father of Maltese International player Andre’ Schembri, has several years of experience in coaching youth team players, developing footballers who are now even participating in foreign leagues.

Andre’ Schembri, currently plying his trade with Olympiakos Volos in the Greek Super League, saw for himself how the Mdina Knights Soccer School is run during a visit to Malta last season, and explained that he would recommend the School to players who would like to resurrect their interest in football and to start enjoying playing the beautiful game. He also stated his intent to visit the Soccer School when visiting Malta, and to participate in various sessions.

This year the club has also taken on a new initiative to guide all young players with regards to their diet and fitness regime which is essential in the development of any young and aspiring football player.

If you want to find out more about the road to becoming a Knight, a Soccer School meeting for those interested will be held on Saturday, the 17th September at 10 am at San Anton School (limits of Mosta). During this presentation, the Committee will provide detailed information regarding the structure and aims of the Soccer School. Those attending will also have the opportunity to meet the Technical Team whilst visiting the training facilities.

Hereunder please find more details about the Soccer School:

Technical Director – Eric Schembri
Donation – €120 (covering the whole season 2011/2012)
Kits – Sponsored by PUMA
Training Days: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 06:00pm – 07:15pm
Training Venue: San Anton School (limits of Mosta)

Those who are interested in joining us in this informative meeting please contact MK’s Soccer School Coordinator, Mark Abela, on 79054645 or via email on [email protected] For more information please visit our website www.mdinaknightsfc.com or our facebook page.