Posted by Team, 27th April 2018
In 2016, Global Image Sports formed a partnership with Málaga CF to help spread the methodologies and techniques of one of the most successful academies in Spain. Since that time, GIS has brought Málaga Coaches to 8 different youth clubs in North America and have sent over 30 players back to Málaga for extended training.
Now we are proud to announce the opening of the new 2018 Málaga CF Residential Academy! This will be an opportunity for girls and boys ages 13-16 to fully experience life and soccer the Málaga way for months at a time.
Through this program, qualifying players will train 3-9 months at the MCF Academy in Málaga, Spain. This includes 6 training sessions per week, 5 fitness/technical sessions per week, 2 matches each month, room and board at MCF Academy, Spanish lessons, tickets to all Málaga CF home games and much more.
The MCF Academy continues to be one of the best academies in the world. The Academy boasts over 500 boys, 120 girls, 20 nationalities, 350+ national and international titles, and 40+ players representing their country on the international level. The highest level of competition for academies in Spain is the Copa de Campeones. The only way to qualify is by winning your respective league. The MCF Academy team, Málaguista Juvenile have qualified for 5 straight years, winning the title in 2016, losing to Real Madrid in the 2017 final, and have now qualified once again for the 2018 version of the competition. In addition, two Malaga teams will be taking part in the Copa del Rey for the first time in MCF Academy history!
The Málaga CF Women’s team have also had a fantastic campaign. While they are currently competing in the Second Division, they won the 2018 Segunda División Femenina Group IV title, and are now in the playoff to earn promotion to the first division! Up to 10 players currently in MCF female team are regularly called-up by the Andalucían Federation.
With all of this success, it was a no-brainer for Global Image Sports to create an opportunity for some of the best girls and boys in N. America to take advantage. The goals are simple:1. To further develop North American players utilizing the proven MCF Academy methodologies. 2. Provide a legitimate pathway that will hopefully lead to one of our players joining Málaga CF.
Special thanks to Málaga CF and International Academy Director Marcelo Romero for working with GIS to create such a high quality and amazing opportunity.
To apply for the program, first pre-register here: Click HERE
From there, one of our partnership managers will contact you to speak with you further about the program.
For direct questions, please contact Joe Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org