Real Madrid bring football clinic to Sussex village

Ringmer Rovers Juniors FC are offering a summer holiday club with a difference – football coaches from the Real Madrid Foundation will be coming to the village in August to run a week-long football clinic on the brand-new 3G facility at Ringmer Academy.

Rovers were offered the opportunity after their club stalwart Rumen Petrov spent time with Real in Spain, to enhance his coaching skills.

The clinic is open to boys and girls in the 7-16 age bracket and all participants will receive a Real Madrid kit and other equipment, as well as top-level coaching. One lucky boy or girl will be chosen to advance to a regional competition with the ultimate prize of playing in an 11-a-side game at Real’s home, the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid!

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The Football Association have recently authorised grassroots clubs to resume training in small groups and observing Government requirements for controlling the Covid-19 risk: RRJFC and the Real Madrid Foundation will ensure that these requirements are met.

Real Madrid Foundation coaches will be visiting Ringmer

Club Chairman Dave Evans said, “We are very excited to be in a position to offer this brilliant opportunity to young players from our own club and other local children. We are very happy that after months of confinement, local children are starting to have opportunities to play sport again. It will be a lovely way to celebrate the arrival of the 3G facility in Ringmer and we can’t wait to work with the Real Madrid coaches!”

Places are still available – enquiries to Catherine Kelly at [email protected]

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