We kicked off our summer with England’s first ever Paris Saint – Germain Academy and this is how it went…
The young footballers were immediately introduced to the Red and Blue footballing values and philosophy, learning the true Paris Saint-Germain style of play as they followed the strict but fun PSG training programme set before them.
Although learning and progressing in the Paris Saint-Germain way is a key focus, interacting with other cultures is extremely important. Here at the Paris Saint-Germain Academy England we aim to bring children together through football from all over the world and that is exactly what we did! Our players came from Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Romania, France, Venezuela and of course England.
With such a fantastic mix of nationalities all of our players made life-long friendships with children from all over the world and learnt about other cultures in the process. For our non-native English speaking players this inevitably improved their learning of the English language. I think our English kids might have even picked up a few words from their new friends too!
Every day the players were set different challenges whether it be shooting, heading, passing or penalty shootout competitions. This year saw the PSG Academy at Moira House take on the PSG Academy at Bethany in the first ever Paris Saint -Germain Academy England match day.
The season is now sadly over, but it’s great to hear from our players about what a great time they had with many commenting on the care and attention taken by the coaches. Their dedication paid off as all players made huge improvements whilst having a great time.
Next year our new location – Barnard Castle will also be home to the Paris Saint-Germain Academy England. This will join our locations at Moira House, Rossall school and Bethany Centre.
We look forward to welcoming new players next time and seeing some familiar faces again!