Claudio Zola: We hope some of these Armenian children will become professional footballers
June 1, 2023 - 12:01 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Milan Academy Junior Camp has kicked off in Yerevan bringing together Italian coaches, kids and teens from Armenian regions and leading brands.
The Milan Academy Junior Camp is a charity project implemented by Ameriabank. Leading Armenian brands such as Team Telecom Armenia, Zangezur Copper-Molybdenum Combine and Tashir Group have joined the initiative. The camp is held under the slogan “Let’s score tomorrow’s goal today”.
From May 28 to June 7, a total of 160 children from various regions will start their day at the Yerevan Football Academy with the coach’s whistle and go to the stadium to refine their football skills and practice football techniques brought by the professionals from Milan.
The camp has welcomed boys and girls aged 11-15 from the regions of Armenia who play in regional football clubs. The participants have showcased exceptional performance, having previously participated in the Armenian junior championships and distinguished themselves as the finest in their respective positions.
To train the children, AC Milan Academy coaches Claudio Zola, Amadeo Cataldi, Leo Mosesohn and Virio Perelli have arrived in Armenia.
“We speak different languages but the football is the same around the world. We hope that some of these children will become professional football players. It is important that kids follow their dreams. Maybe one day they have an opportunity to play in the top leagues”, said Claudio Zola, AC Milan International Academies Head Coach.
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Ameriabank is a leading financial and technology company in Armenia, a major contributor to the Armenian economy, with assets exceeding AMD 1 trillion. In the course of digital transformation, it has launched a number of innovative solutions and platforms going beyond banking-only needs of its diverse customer base, thus creating a dynamically evolving financial technology space.