2nd FCV Gladiator Football Camp kicks off in Lagos

2nd FCV Gladiator Football Camp kicks off in Lagos

Hundreds of participants are expected at the 2nd FCV Gladiator Football Camp taking place at Grange School Lagos from April 1 to 5 as top UK coaches have arrived for the exercise.

The camp organised by Dynaspro Promotion Limited in collaboration with UK-based FCV International Academy is aimed at unearthing talents with four outstanding students expected to be awarded scholarships by the organisers.

Also, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) is expected to be part of the one-week camp while the participants will be tutor on the The Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) which is based on the Olympic philosophy that learning takes place through the balanced development of body and mind.

Ex-Super Eagles star Mutiu Adepoju and ace sportscaster Deji Omotoyinbo will act as mentors while three top UK coaches led by former Leicester City defender Grant Brown will take charge of proceedings at the camp.

Head of Marketing at FCV International Academy, Sam Nicholls said the camp would be unique as it will provide participants the opportunity to receive elite level coaching from experienced coaches and former professional footballers in England.

He added: “Nigerian students participating at the camp will get the opportunity to develop their football skills and techniques under the guidance of our UEFA qualified coaches as well as gain tactical knowledge and awareness that will allow them to take their game to the next level.

He however, acknowledged Nigerian football culture, when he said: “We know that Nigeria has a fantastic football culture, with many of its top talents playing in Europe’s top leagues, and particularly the Premier League, as well the Super Eagles regularly playing in the World Cup and competing for the Africa Cup of Nations.

“We are expecting to see some of the exciting young talented footballers that Nigeria has to offer and look forward to having the opportunity to coach them, as well as share with the participants the opportunities that our academy has already provided to young Nigerian footballers and continues to do so,” he said.

He lauded the management of Dynaspro for their steadfastness and their genuine interest in grassroots sports development in Nigeria. “Our partnership with Dynaspro allows us the opportunity to work with talented Nigerian footballers. Whether that is Nigerian footballers coming over to England and joining our academy, or us coming to Nigeria and putting on the FCV Gladiator Camp. We look forward to continuing to develop our partnership with Dynaspro and providing young Nigerian footballers with a platform to excel,” he said.

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