Italian Serie B side Brescia Calcio has successfully concluded a two-day training camp and trials with four local football nurseries.
Delegates and coaches from the Italian club have been been coming over to Malta for the past few months monitoring the progress and holding meetings with delegates from the Hamrun Spartans and San Gwann Nurseries in Malta, as well as the Kercem Ajax and Xewkija Tigers counterparts in Gozo, all under the initiative of sports promoter Edward Psaila.
These meetings brought about an agreement between these clubs and Brescia Calcio in which there will be an ongoing co-operation that would see Brescia Calcio sending over their coaches to conduct training sessions, scouting and trials for young players registered with these clubs. Technical and administrative staff will also be offered the possibility of travelling to Brescia to gain further training and experience.
This agreement came into force this week when over 150 young players aged between 11 and 17 from the San Gwann and Hamrun Spartans Nurseries took part in the first training sessions and trials under the watchful eyes of 8 Brescia Calcio coaches and two of their representatives led by Mr Giorgio Abeni. These sessions were held at the Victor Tedesco Stadium and the San Gwann Football Ground concurrently. Similar sessions were held the following day at the Xewkija Grounds for the boys of similar ages from the Xewkija and Kercem Nurseries.
Brescia Calcio aim to select 20 lads from these two sessions and offer them further screening during a second training camp in Rome in April, where the local lads will be accompanied by another group of selected youngsters from around 30 other nurseries from across Europe.
Brescia Calcio are renowned for their outstanding contribution towards youth development work in the football world and rank amongst the top clubs in Italy in this field.
The agreement Between Brescia Calcio and the four local clubs will be officially launched on the 8th of March, and outlines the four local clubs’ commitment to develop, maintain and further improve their commitment to the positive growth of youth football in Malta.