20.03.13 Launch of Brescia Calcio Agreement with Local Nurseries
Five local clubs have today signed a collaboration agreement with Italian Serie B side Brescia Calcio. This agreement will 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.
The nurseries of Hamrun Spartans, San Gwann, Swieqi, Kercem Ajax and Xewkija Tigers have signed this agreement today at a press conference held at the Intercontinental Hotel. Brescia Calcio are renowned for their outstanding contribution towards youth football and rank amongst the top clubs in Italy in this field.
Present for the press conference were Mr Fabio Coroni, President of the Brescia Calcio Youth Sector, Brescia Calcio representatives Messrs Giorgio Abeni, Letterio de Grazia and Edward Psaila, representatives from PN and PL and representatives of the local nurseries.
As part of this agreement, training sessions were recently conducted at the the Victor Tedesco Stadium, the San Gwann Football Ground and the Xewkija Ground by Brescia Calcio coaches. The following players have already been selected for a trial in Rome in April, where the local lads will be accompanied by another group of selected youngsters hailing from around 30 other nurseries from across Europe.
Brescia Calcio will also continue to monitor the progress of other players registered with these clubs and other similar trials are expected in the future.
A training session will be conducted tomorrow (Saturday) at the Victor Tedesco Stadium, where Hamrun Spartans and San Gwann coaches will be meeting Mr Massimo De Paoli, Brescia Calcio technical director (youth sector) and Mr Maurizio Marmentini, the person responsible for the Brescia Blu Camp. De Paoli is widely acknowledged as the person who discovered football talents of the likes of Pirlo and Baronio.
This agreement outlines the commitment of the above five clubs to develop and increase standards of local youth football.