Brandon, MB – Since coming together in 2018 the Brandon United Football Club has worked hard to provide soccer training to youngsters from the ages of 3-18. In 2021 they acquired full sanctioning from the Canadian Soccer Association as a Quality Soccer Provider. The group has also partnered with Villarreal CF in Spain. Being affiliated with with a prestigious European football club through their international academy division has opened the doors for some local players to have an opportunity train in Spain.
Ryan Childs, Brandon United FC Facility and Equipment Director is excited about the ID Camp entering its second year. “We are putting on a soccer camp again this month with Villarreal CF,” he says, “This will be the second year we’ve offered the chance for the youth soccer community the experience to be trained in Villarreal’s methodology. The camp is an ID camp exclusively for our members and run by a UEFA licensed coach from Villarreal CF coaching staff.”
The 2023 Brandon United FC / Villarreal CF ID camp will select players to send to Spain for a week of training in Villarreal’s facilities. Players affiliated with the international academy division, like players with Brandon United FC, who meet the skilled level that is required by Villarreal FC may have an opportunity to play on higher level teams or eventally progress to playing on a professional league team. To date there are two players from other international Villarreal academies playing on the Villarreal B team. Half of the 2022 Pro Team, the team that plays in the La Liga against Barcelona FC and Real Madrid, was comprised of Villarreal CF trained athletes.
The 2023 camp will run from July 17th – 21st at the outdoor field space adjacent to the Brandon University Healthy Living Centre and is open to BUFC members in the U8 – U17 boys and girls categories. More information and registration details can be found at www.brandonunitedfootball.ca .