For any Sydney junior footballer the opportunity to be trained and developed under the guidance of one of the world best Youth Football Academies is a surreal experience, however for many youth footballers this distant possibility is about to become a reality.
On April 11th, 12th and 13th West Ham United International Academy in partnership with Galaxy Football School will be hosting a 3 Day West Ham United Talent Identification Camp for boys & girls aged between 9yrs-18yrs.
West Ham United Football Club (UK) has arguably one of the best youth football academies in the world. In recent years the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Glen Johnson, Jermain Defoe and Australia's own future World Cup star Dylan Tombides are all graduates of the West Ham United Academy.
The 3 Day ID Camp will be under the guidance official West Ham United International Academy Coaches assisted by Galaxy Football School Senior Head Academy Coaches. Elite players identified during the camp by West Ham United Scouts will then be invited to London in 2013 for a National Camp to be hosted at West Ham United Academy (UK) with one lucky player's airfare to be covered by Galaxy Football School.
Former West Ham United Player and current West Ham United International Academy Ambassador George Cowie said: "West Ham United International Academy are delighted to be holding our first Sydney ID Camp in partnership with Galaxy Football School."
The 3 Day Camp has already confirmed official guest of honour in Ryde Mayor Artin Etmekdjian with other football identities to be announced in the coming weeks. The camp will take place at ELS Hall Park, Kent Road, Marsfield NSW 2112.
Galaxy Football School enthusiastically acknowledge their Partnership with West Ham United International Academy as a key milestone in Local Youth Football Development.