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2018 Coerver EW PRO Tour review

February 2018 saw 130 Coerver® EW Performance Academy, Partner Club and staff members travel to the Spanish capital city of Madrid for the 2018 Coerver® PRO Tour.

Held across 4 days, the PRO Tour provided attendees with an incredible behind the scenes insight into two global football super powers – Real Madrid CF and The Royal Spanish Football federation.

After landing on Friday evening and a full player / parent meeting ahead of the weekend’s events, PRO Tour Saturday was split into two main segments.

Saturday morning saw the PRO Tour head north from our hotel base in Alcobendas to La Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas – the headquarters for all Spanish national teams. Here, our players participated in a 90-minute training session with Spanish FA coaches.

Following the session, the PRO Tour group had the opportunity to visit the Spanish national football museum which is also situated on site. Here, attendees could absorb the rich Spanish footballing heritage – from classic football kits to medals and success including seeing the 2008 & 2012 European Championship and 2010 World Cup winning trophies.

After a quick return to base for lunch, the PRO Tour made the short journey into Central Madrid and to the Santiago Bernabeau to watch Real Madrid CF play in their La Liga fixture against Real Sociedad. Here, attendees were treated to a master-class from the Galactico’s who put in a comprehensive 5-2 winning performance.

Sunday morning saw the PRO Tour return to the Bernabeau for the full Real Madrid stadium tour which included visiting the home team changing room – the very same changing room where Zidane’s winning side had celebrated their victory in only hours earlier!

Monday was the last day of the trip but the one everyone had been waiting for. Following a short 10-mimute drive from the team base, the PRO Tour arrived at Ciudad Real Madrid in Valdedebas – Real Madrid CF’s purpose built training complex.

Here, the PRO Tour players participated in two 90-minute training sessions that were delivered by Real Madrid CF full-time academy staff.

“The 2018 Coerer® PRO Tour has been the best tour that we have delivered to date” said Coerver® EW Director, Scott Wright.

“The PRO Tour is a unique and special event – it is a trip that provides a level of accessibility that cannot be obtained easily to most. To have two massive football organisations with deeply rooted football heritage and global success open their doors to our players, parents and staff further highlights the fantastic benefits to being a member of our network.”

“We could not have asked for this year’s trip to have gone any better – the Tour attendees representing Coerver® England & Wales were first class both on and off the pitch, and the coaching staff at the Spanish FA and Real Madrid CF were top class.”

“This year’s PRO Tour will take some beating, but we already have plans in place and are up to the challenge of making the 2019 Coerver® PRO Tour better than ever!”

Sharon Robinson’s daughter, Monique, is part of the Coerver® Performance Academy in Derby. “It’s been faultless’” said Sharon. “I have to say; I have been pleasantly surprised at how efficiently this trip has been executed.”

“There has not been one stand out part of the trip, it has all been really, really good. Coming to some of these facilities – they are world class and if that doesn’t inspire your child any more than they are already are [to be successful in football], then you are missing a trick by not coming on a Coerver® PRO Tour.”

“It’s just amazing and I think that every kid that is given the opportunity to do it then they should take it” [attend a Coerver® PRO Tour].

Darren Wilson (Sam Wilson, Coerver® Performance Academy Coventry) said “Sam loves football – he dreams football. So, when the opportunity came up, I didn’t have to think twice about brining Sam here to Real Madrid”

“Taking Sam through the [player’s] tunnel at Real Madrid and seeing his face light up as we entered the stadium is something I’ll never forget. But also, Sam training here [Ciudad Real Madrid] is fantastic. I mean, how many 9 year olds get that opportunity?!”

The Coerver® PRO Tour is an annual event accessible to members of the Coerver® England & Wales network.

To see the 2018 Coerver® PRO Tour video on Facebook, click HERE

To see the 2018 Coerver® PRO Tour photo gallery on Facebook, click HERE

 






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