Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Just for Kicks: YKK Kid’s Football Clinic invites Real Madrid coaches to teach Football to Filipino Kids

 There’s truly a football craze in the Philippines after the Azkals started creating waves in football. It’s about time though, for Filipinos to go mad after another sport aside from their all-time favorite, basketball. And personally speaking, I am happy that the government as well as NGO parties had started to support Philippine Football.

The Younghusbands (Phil and James, both Azkals members) even created their own football academy where they teach kids how to properly play football. And recently, YKK, the global makers of fastening products even brought three Real Madrid coaches in Manila to further develop and enhance the coach and kids’ clinic.

Real Madrid Coaches during the Press Conference held at Shangri-La Makati Hotel.
 Coaches Jaime Torcal Cano, Ivan Garcia Sacristan and head coach Pablo Gomez Revenga from the renowned Real Madrid Club de Futbol had shared training methodology and techniques with our local football coaches and conducted four sets of football clinics for kids held at Ayala Alabang Country Club last April 14 and 15. 

Titled “Just for Kicks” YKK Kid’s Football Clinic aims to contribute and work with the local community. “We chose to be involved in sports because it is more than just a game; it is a positive lifestyle and a way to help young people grow up healthy, fit and full of self-esteem,” says Ken Nakano, President and CEO of YHA.

They plan to make YKK Kid’s Football Clinic an annual event as it values the importance of constantly contributing to society. “We were very excited to fly out here and share our love and passion for football. We thank YKK, through their CSR Project, for enabling us to share what we know through these football clinics,” says Pablo Gomez Revenga, Head Coach of Real Madrid Foundation and Team Camps Technical Director.
“We welcome YKK Kid’s Football Clinic to the Philippines. It’s a big boost for the Philippine football and a rare opportunity for kids to learn the game from no less than world renowned coaches like Real Madrid,” said Mariano “Nonong” Araneta, President of Philippine Football Federation.

The Lucky Kids who participated in the YKK Kid's Football Clinic.

YKK “Just for Kicks” Kid’s Football Clinic will be visiting Cambodia later this year for the second leg of this campaign.

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