VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, announced that the top 20 qualifying players will be travelling to Manchester – England, to practice at Manchester United’s Cardington training ground, on 8 August until 17 August 2014.
The top 20 players were chosen from over 200 participants who joined in the Manchester United Soccer Academy try outs, which were held in April 2014. All the players will enjoy a fully funded week-long training camp in Manchester, being trained by the best Manchester United coaches. The Manchester United Soccer School (MUSS) is a private facility very close to Manchester city center. The players will be accompanied by trainers, supervisors as well as VIVA officials who will all ensure that they are taken care of during their travels.
Commenting on this occasion, Ayman Al Mutairi, Public Relations Senior Manager at VIVA said: “We are looking forward to an exciting trip with this group of young players, as they have shown great potential during the try out session and are keen to learn more. We are very pleased to have been able to support these young athletes in bringing them closer to their dream of becoming professional football players. VIVA is very committed to encouraging young people in the community to develop their talents and hone their skills, and the Manchester United program is just one of the ways in which we are trying to do this.”
The top 20 players were chosen by a joint judging committee consisting of MUSS coaches and a Kuwaiti team led by players from the Kuwaiti National Football team. Each of the players were judged on the basis of their foot-balling capability and talent, physical fitness, discipline, their communication skills amongst each other as players and their general conduct on and off the field. The training program focused on different technical areas, such as dribbling, short passing, turning and finishing. The programs were also designed to develop young players in other fields, such as tactical understanding, and mental, physical and social growth.