Mumbai’s Premier India Football Academy latest PIFA Champions Tour 2018 was held in the suburbs of Barcelona from May 14 -23, 2018, the 39th tour to Europe in 15 years.
24 boys & three girls participated in this exciting 10-day football camp with the kids coming from Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad.
These camps do not require any selection, anyone that wants to improve their skills, experience European football training and lifestyle is welcome to join this tour.
The campers were trained every day by UEFA Pro coaches Manolo Marquez, head coach of Division 1 – Las Palmas and Francesc D’Asis Bosch Farres. The senior campers played a friendly against the local U-19 champions Sant Miquel D’Olerdola CF, while the Junior campers played Escola De Futbol Vila Franca U-15 team.
The campers also celebrated the AFC Grassroots Day with fun and challenging games. The campers got to meet Borris Garros, a striker from the oldest Spanish club Recreativo Huelva, who shared his experience of what it took him to play competitive football in Spain.
The campers got a tour of Barcelona city, Sitges – a fishing town and Vila Franca. They also visited the FC Barcelona stadium Camp Nou and Museum.
The highlight of this tour was watching the last LaLiga match of the 2017/18 season between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad (1-0, Coutinho) at Camp Nou. It was also the farewell game for Barca captain Andrés Iniesta, the match was followed by a farewell speech by Iniesta, followed by a party to lift the 25th LaLiga Trophy.
If you interested in joining PIFA’s exciting Champions Tours you can email firstname.lastname@example.org