With the popularity of the Emirates Islamic National School League Football only intensifying following the second season of competition, a select group of star players have been chosen to attend an NSL International Training Camp in Turkey and France this week.
A total of eight players who shone during the second edition of the Sport360-organised tournament, flew out from the UAE in the early hours of this morning for a seven-day trip to Istanbul and Rennes that will include training sessions with Galatasaray and Stade Rennais.
The trip will offer children the chance to step outside their comfort zones, challenge them both mentally and physically, as well has having a lot of fun.
They will have the opportunity to learn to work together in teams, take on new and different challenges that come with international football training, and experience life away from their families.
The trip will see the boys arrive back in the UAE on Monday, May 8.
Their itinerary while in Turkey includes a three-day stay at the Vialand Palace Hotel in Istanbul as well as two training sessions with Galatasaray’s Academy at Florya Metin Oktay Tesisleri and an organised tour with Turkish Airlines around the city.
From there the talented youngsters will travel to France and stay at Stade Rennais’ Academies Boarding School from May 4-7 with another two training sessions with Stade Rennais.
“The NSL is a unique and powerful platform to showcase and reward the ambitions and achievements of school sports in the UAE,” said Matt Burn, sports events manager for Sport360.
“This International trip is taking it one step further for the top talent of the league and giving them a once in a lifetime opportunity. The trip would not be possible with the support of Emirates Islamic and Turkish Airlines.”
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