Real Madrid Foundation partners with The Dome again

The Dome in Swakopmund will once again host a football clinic in conjunction with Real Madrid’s social arm, the Real Madrid Foundation (RMF), from 11 to 15 December 2017.

“We are pleased to announce that the Real Madrid Foundation has partnered with The Dome for a second time in a row. Last year’s clinic was a resounding success and we are working towards making this one even better and building towards the future”, Dave Hammond, Marketing Manager of the Dome explained.

A total of 200 places in the age divisions U9, U11, U13 and U15 will be available for participating kids to polish their skills over the five-day event on Namibia’s west coast, while 10 local coaches will have the chance to widen their horizon by learning from the Spanish giants two top coaches Carlos Gustavo Albert Garcia and Héctor Vicente.

The majority of available spots for the clinic are reserved for kids that are part of Namibian football clubs, Hammond remarked. The remaining places are filled by individual bookings.

The much-anticipated event kicks off with the official opening ceremony on 11 December at 9 am. The U9 and U11 youngsters train the first two days. The following two days the U13 and U15 footballers get their piece of the action.

The focus of the clinic will, however, not purely focus on the sporting and social skills of the aspiring athletes. Financial powerhouse Bank Windhoek, the events main sponsor, will host a financial educational programme for all participating players at the end of each day. “We might not turn each athlete into a professional football player, but we will do our best to provide the youth with the necessary skills to succeed in life”, Hammond continued.

At the end of the clinic a series of games between the Real Madrid “All Star” squads and invitational teams are scheduled to go down. The “All Stars” in each age division are hand-picked by the RMF coaching aces.

The Real Madrid Foundation main objective is to promote, both in Spain as well as abroad, the values inherent in sport, and the latter’s role as an educational tool capable of contributing to the comprehensive development of the personality of those who practice it.

In addition, as a means of social integration of those who find themselves suffering from any form of marginalisation, as well as to promote and disseminate all the cultural aspects linked to sport.

So far, Bank Windhoek, Ohorongo Cement, Arch Retail System, Coca Cola, Bon Hotel Swakopmund, Fruit & Veg, Hollard Insurance, Hungy Lion, Toulmin’s, Grupo Pereira and OTB Sports have come onboard as sponsors with various support opportunities still available for interested parties.