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The united U8 side flying high
The united U8 side flying high

The young Yellows are a real family on and off the pitch

The Villarreal CF U8s A side (Prebenjamín A) are a united and competitive group. A team that has kept the same group from last season and who continue working with the main aim of enjoying and learning both on and off the pitch. The team, which is coached by Josep Amat, Juan Vicente Madrid and Sergi Campos, are enjoying a splendid start to the season, while applying new methodology in training, with the aim of continuing to instil Villarreal CF’s values and principles in the young Yellows.

This young team are in Group A of the ‘Prebenjamín 2 Año’ league in the province of Castellón. The young Yellows Academy side has had a dominating start to their league season, in a campaign which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has meant they only face teams from the province of Castellón, not taking part in the usual ‘Superliga’ competition, which would normally involve teams from across the whole Region of Valenia.

After having played four league games, the young side are top of the table with four wins, against CD Castellón (9-3), Promesas Castalia (0-3), CD Roda (13-0) and UD Vall d’Uixó (0-5). A fantastic start to the season for a side who continue to work under the Yellows Academy’s values and principles, which are so important for the young foobtallers’ growth and formation.

Not shy in front of goal

Villarreal’s U8s A are a team that stand out for their attacking qualities so far this season, having scored 30 goals in just four ties. They are numbers that show the players’ individual quality, but also the team’s hard work, according to coach Amat: “We’re a team that score a lot of goals, because our players have a lot of quality and know who to link up well. We try to make them control of the ball and make them have as much possession as possible.”

This high competitive level comes hand in hand with the team being a very united group, with the youngsters training with the main premise of enjoying playing football together. Amat added: “The most important thing and the main priority is for the boys to have a great time. They’re having fun playing sport, and what better way to do so than in a club like Villarreal CF?”

Finally, the team coached by Amat, Madrid and Campos continues working with the aim of growing as a team and keeping the great atmosphere in the dressing room. Amat concluded: “The group is really close knit. Outside of training they’re friends, and before the pandemic they often met off the pitch to hang out together. It’s really important to keep these good friendships they have.”

The U8s A are made up of:

Coaching staff: Josep Amat Benavent, Juan Vicente Madrid, Sergi Campos.

Players: Carlos Font De Mora, Marc García, Andrés Felipe González, Eder Murria, Pablo Rives, Nicolau Segarra, Carlos García, Alejandro Gómez, Rubén López, José Porcar, Daniel Sanfín, Tudor Stefan Tuicu.