DHS soccer players off to Italy

Rising soccer stars: Lianda Ngcobo, Jazmin Stapelfeldt, and Simbarashe Sibanda.

Three Durban High School football players were recently invited to attend the Real Vicenza/Genoa CFC Football Training Clinic and Camp which is being held in Vicenza, Italy from July 8 to 16. The pupils, Lianda Ngcobo, Jazmin Stapelfeldt, and Simbarashe Sibanda, are members of the Euro Soccer Schools.

The Real Vicenza SSD is an official partner of the oldest Serie A club, Genoa CFC 1893, the oldest club in Italy and the Real Vicenza/Genoa CFC training clinic camp is a collaboration between the two which led to the creation of the Summer ID training camps.

The directors, scouts and coaches of both clubs work together, to not only improve the players’ individual skills but also to identify young talent. Selected players are asked to stay for an extended period and work with the coaches to continue their development at their International Academy.

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The International Academy is an exclusive project that has been designed to cater to promising young footballers wanting a career pathway and to assist players in developing their skills and acclimatize to the conditions and the level of European football.

The boys will benefit from a weekly set schedule of training under the guidance of UEFA and USSF qualified professional youth development coaches; this would include, on-field technical and functional training, classroom tactical and psychological sessions, gym fitness sessions, strength and conditioning workouts, swimming pool regeneration practice and organised team match play.


Zola Phoswa

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